NGO and Civil Society Participation in United Nations Climate Conventions

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "NGO and Civil Society Participation in United Nations Climate Conventions"

Transcription

1 National Socio Environmental Synthesis Center NGO and Civil Society Participation in United Nations Climate Conventions Introduction Climate change is arguably the most significant and all-encompassing environmental problem facing our human society. Making it even more difficult to solve, climate change is a global problem; the whole world community must work together to address it. In the past, the United Nations has held regular meetings, or Conferences of Parties (COPs), for state delegates to come together and develop international environmental treaties and regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Civil society has been included, to varying degrees, in these talks. Since civil society participants represent the wider public who is affected by climate change, as well as include some specialists with expertise and knowledge not held by diplomats, their involvement is important to the COP process. In this research, Earth Negotiations Bulletins (ENBs), published daily for each of the seventeen COPs, were examined for mentions of civil society. The research objective was to use the references for insight into how civil society is allowed to participate, how protests occur, and how an insider source such as the ENBs report this involvement. Materials and Methods The source materials used for this research were the daily Earth Negotiations Bulletins, written by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. This organization is a research group based in Canada. The ENBs, therefore, are written from an academic perspective. They differ from more traditional media outlets newspapers, magazines, television news because they are written by academics with a deep understanding of the climate negotiation process, for the negotiators, delegates, and civil society participants. In addition, they also differ from non-traditional media sources aimed at the environmental or climate justice community. This research supplements previous research, similar but for its use of conventional media and media written by and for environmental activists. Over the course of seventeen COPs and the meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Framework Convention on Climate Change (the body that met to develop a procedure and structure for the COPs), since 1992, there have been 215 ENBs. The software ATLAS.ti, a document coding software, was used to read and code each of the ENB documents. Relevant passages were coded for COP number, type of civil society participation or action, the type of group, the topic of concern, and so on. The entire list of codes and code families can be found in Appendix 1. Initially, passages were coded simply as civil society, without a greater level of specificity or detail. After coding the first five COPs, passages were reviewed for commonalities and a guiding codebook was created (Appendix 3). The specific does mentioned above were developed after reviewing the initial coded passages from the first five COP documents. 1

2 Results By the end of coding, there were a total of 260 coded passages, 192 codes, and 13 code families. A code word cloud can be found in Appendix 2 to see the frequency of different codes. Mentions of civil society involvement were overwhelmingly related to various interest groups making statements during the negotiations. Position statements were made throughout the entire conference in the earlier COPs. As they progressed, reporting of these statements decreased and the most mentions of civil society involvement were in the bulletins from the High Level segment. However, these mentions eventually were found less in the reporting of the actual day and just in the final summary bulletin for the entire conference. References to protests and civil society actions were similarly limited. Only once was a protest mentioned in the main content of the bulletin; other actions were described in the In the Corridors section of the bulletins or in the summary documents. Even when a protest involved an interruption to the proceedings (which was reported four times), the interruption was described not in the part of the bulletin discussing that portion of the proceedings, but in the In the Corridors section. Reports of protest activities were usually fairly detailed. Appendix 4 shows the breakdown of protest activity mentions by COP. Specific NGOs or civil society groups were often named when giving a position statement or official intervention. Occasionally, they were simply categorized as a NGO or business representatives. In the later COPs, designations for specific types of NGOs emerged: environmental NGOs (ENGOs), research NGOs (RINGOs), business NGOs (BINGOs), youth organizations (YOUNGOs). Women s or gendered-based, indigenous, and religious organizations did not receive this type of new NGO acronym. Notably, most protest actions or events did not name a specific group or organization as the leader behind them. This may have been because in some cases, there was no identifiable leader. As COPs progressed, a greater variety of groups both in type of group and specific organizations were represented and named (see Appendix 5). Discussion Overall, though there is frequent mention of civil society groups, NGOs, and protest activities, there is still an impression that the reporting is not as thorough as it could be. Official statements of groups were often given just a sentence or less in the bulletins, and mentions of protests, though detailed, were short and usually tucked into the summary document or end of the bulletin. It is also worth noting that the mentions of protest activities in the ENBs are not necessarily representative of all protests that occurred. Since these documents had an insider perspective, the writers may not have been concerned with outside protest activity. Conclusions 2

3 My study objectives were to examine ENBs for mentions of NGO and civil society participation in the climate talks. I achieved this by reading and coding the documents. The results are interesting mainly in their great detail reporting the names and types of groups, the detail in the protest activities, but simultaneously likely not reporting all protest activities. Future work, which will be undertaken by my mentor, Dr. Hadden, will be to compare these results to results from other media sources. This research has a clear link to socio-environmental concepts. Policy is a social way of remedying an environmental problem, in this case, climate change. Other social sciences are also at play in this research, such as social organization theory, international relations, and so on. 3

4 Appendices Appendix 1: All codes and code families used CODES: chile action China africa civil society arctic council climate action network arctic impact assessment Climate Action Network council climate alliance argentina climate justice article 13 climate justice network article 9 climate justice now australian youth climate climate network africa coaliation climate ngos award closed session banners COP1 bingo cop10 birthday party cop11 bonn agreement cop12 british council cop13 business cop14 business access to cop15 negotiations cop16 Business and Industry cop17 NGOs urg.. cop2 business council for a cop3 sustainable energy cop4 future cop5 business council for cop6 sustainable energy cop7 business involvement in cop8 implementation cop9 BUSINESS NGO crowds capacity building demonstration carbon sinks earth summit cdm energy and resources cdm watch institute center for clean air engo policy ENVIRONMENTAL chanting NGO europe european union events federation of the indian chamber of commerce and industry fire foro del buen ayre fossil of the day franciscan international Frank Loy friends of the earth G-77 gef gender cc-women for climate justice GENDER NGO germany global forest coalition global legislators organization for a balanced environment global south global water partnership global wind energy council global youth climate network greenpeace High Level ice sculpture INC India indigenous indigenous knowledge INDIGENOUS NGO indigenous peoples 4

5 indigenous peoples' organizations indigenous peoples caucus on climate change indigenous peoples forum on climate change institute for agriculture and trade policy institute of development studies international center for integrated mountain development international chamber of commerce international confederation of free trade unions international council for local environmental initatives international council for sustainable energy international emissions trading association international federation of agricultural producers international forum of indigenous peoples on climate change international trade union confederation italy japan agency for marine-earth science and technology kenya klima bundnis kyoto protocol Latin America latin american energy organization leaflets lobbying local government LOCAL GOVERNMENT NGO local governments for sustainability mapuche march meeting interruption munich climate insurance intiative national association of regulatory utility commissioners national center for atmospheric research NGO ngo access to negotiations ngo evaluation ngo involvement in implementation ngo party nicaragua norway OECD official intervention pan-african climate justice alliance pew center position statement potsdam institute for climate impact research press procession property damage protest question red cross RELIGIOUS NGO reponse to protest report Resau Action Climat research RESEARCH NGO RINGO russia sbsta sierra club signs sound bomb Southeast Asia statement states seeking ngo support stockholm environment institute summary document sustainable development sustainable markets foundation switzerland taking over podium tate energy and research institute The Pacific throwing cake trade union TRADE UNION NGO transparency tuvalu United Kingdom United States universal ecological foundation violent 5

6 women women's caucus women's environmental and development organization women for climate justice women for climate justice and gender women in europe for a common future working group workshop/roundtable world business council for sustainable development world council of churches world federation of engineering organizations world youth organization on climate change wwf south pacific yelling youngo youth CODE FAMILIES: Activity Type Actor Type Business COP # Group Name Indigenous Protest/action Region Research Topic Trade union Women Youth Appendix 2: Coding word cloud 6

7 Appendix 3: Guiding codebook COP # [Code each statement with the COP #] High Level [Code if in the final 2 Days of COP] Actor Type [Code if known] NGO/Business/Indigenous/Women/Research/Local Government/Trade Union/Etc. Actor Region [If Known] US/Europe/Africa/Etc. Activity Type [Code if know] Lobbying/Report/Protest/Contact Group/Statement/Official Intervention/Press Release/ Etc. Group Name [Code if know] Climate Action Network/Greenpeace/Etc. Topic [Code if know] NGO Access to the negotiations/business Access to the negotiations/transparency/gef/ NGO Position Statement Questions/Check 7

8 Appendix 4: Protests and Actions by COP COP17 COP16 COP15 COP14 COP13 COP12 COP11 COP10 COP9 COP8 COP7 Total Number of Actions/Events Number of Protests COP6 COP5 COP4 COP3 COP2 COP1 INC

9 Appendix 5: Group types referenced Pre and Post Kyoto (COP3) Pre-Kyoto (INC, COP1, COP2) 1, 3% 0, 0% 0, 0% 2, 5% 24, 67% 0, 0% 1, 3% 8, 22% BUSINESS NGO ENVIRONMENTAL NGO INDIGENOUS NGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT NGO RELIGIOUS NGO RESEARCH NGO WOMEN'S/GENDER NGO YOUTH NGO Post-Kyoto (COP2-COP17) 24, 13% 9, 5% 8, 5% 8, 5% 9, 5% 20, 11% 35, 19% 67, 37% BUSINESS NGO ENVIRONMENTAL NGO INDIGENOUS NGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT NGO RELIGIOUS NGO RESEARCH NGO WOMEN'S/GENDER NGO YOUTH NGO 9

UN FCCC: COP 18/CMP 8

UN FCCC: COP 18/CMP 8 CoP 101: An Informal Newcomers Guide to the UNFCCC Climate Change Meeting Process UN FCCC: COP 18/CMP 8 Norine Kennedy Doha CoP 18, CMP 8 Brian Flannery December 4, 2012 Nick Campbell 1 Background and

More information

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUENOS AIRES PLAN OF ACTION: ADOPTION OF THE DECISIONS GIVING EFFECT TO THE BONN AGREEMENTS

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUENOS AIRES PLAN OF ACTION: ADOPTION OF THE DECISIONS GIVING EFFECT TO THE BONN AGREEMENTS UNITED NATIONS Distr. LIMITED FCCC/CP/2001/L.28 9 November 2001 Original: ENGLISH CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES Seventh session Marrakesh, 29 October - 9 November 2001 Agenda item 3 (b) (i) IMPLEMENTATION

More information

ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT POWER

ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT POWER ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT POWER Has Many Parts MAJOR PARTS OF BIG GREEN Environmental Groups Foundation donors Corporate donors Federal agency grants Academia Intergovernmental agencies International agencies

More information

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for Pakistan

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for Pakistan 3 November 2010 Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for Pakistan What is a NAMA A Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) aims to mitigate the impact of climate change. NAMAs will

More information

WHAT IS KYOTO PROTOCOL ANNEX A & B ARTICLE 25, 26: RATIFICATION KYOTO THERMOMETER POST KYOTO

WHAT IS KYOTO PROTOCOL ANNEX A & B ARTICLE 25, 26: RATIFICATION KYOTO THERMOMETER POST KYOTO International Law and China : Treaty system Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) WHAT IS KYOTO PROTOCOL ANNEX A & B ARTICLE 25, 26: RATIFICATION KYOTO THERMOMETER POST

More information

Priorities for Nairobi: Charting the course for a safe climate post-2012

Priorities for Nairobi: Charting the course for a safe climate post-2012 Priorities for Nairobi: Charting the course for a safe climate post-2012 WWF Position Paper November 2006 At this UN meeting on climate change governments can open a new chapter in the history of the planet.

More information

Council of the European Union Brussels, 14 September 2017 (OR. en)

Council of the European Union Brussels, 14 September 2017 (OR. en) Conseil UE Council of the European Union Brussels, 14 September 2017 (OR. en) 11529/1/17 REV 1 LIMITE PUBLIC CLIMA 221 ENV 701 ONU 110 DEVGEN 183 ECOFIN 669 ENER 335 FORETS 27 MAR 149 AVIATION 105 NOTE

More information

Decision 1/CP.6 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUENOS AIRES PLAN OF ACTION. Recalling the provisions of the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol,

Decision 1/CP.6 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUENOS AIRES PLAN OF ACTION. Recalling the provisions of the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol, Decision 1/CP.6 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUENOS AIRES PLAN OF ACTION The Conference of the Parties, Recalling the provisions of the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol, Further recalling its decision 1/CP.4,

More information

From Copenhagen to Mexico City The Future of Climate Change Negotiations

From Copenhagen to Mexico City The Future of Climate Change Negotiations From Copenhagen to Mexico City Shyam Saran Prime Minister s Special Envoy for Climate Change and Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India. Prologue The Author who has been in the forefront of negotiations

More information

Speaker Profiles. Graeme Dennis Partner, Sydney T F

Speaker Profiles. Graeme Dennis Partner, Sydney T F Speaker Profiles Brendan Bateman Partner, Sydney T +61 2 9353 4224 F +61 2 8220 6700 bbateman@claytonutz.com Graeme Dennis Partner, Sydney T +61 2 9353 4106 F +61 2 8220 6700 gdennis@claytonutz.com Brendan

More information

SECOND SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS Santiago Declaration April 18-19, 1998

SECOND SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS Santiago Declaration April 18-19, 1998 SECOND SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS Santiago Declaration April 18-19, 1998 The following document is the complete text of the Declaration of Santiago signed by the Heads of State and Government participating

More information

What Cancun can deliver for the climate

What Cancun can deliver for the climate What Cancun can deliver for the climate Greenpeace briefing Greenpeace on-call phone in Cancun: +(52 1) 998 202 6181 Cindy Baxter: +52 1 998 216 1099 Over the course of 2010 we've seen international climate

More information

KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Parties to this Protocol, Being Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hereinafter referred

More information

Contact Details and Constituency Information

Contact Details and Constituency Information Contact Details and Constituency Information 1. Observer Organizations Liaison Team The Observer Organizations Liaison Team will be located at the following locations: Located at the Conference Affairs

More information

FCCC/CP/2015/1. United Nations. Provisional agenda and annotations. I. Provisional agenda

FCCC/CP/2015/1. United Nations. Provisional agenda and annotations. I. Provisional agenda United Nations FCCC/CP/2015/1 Distr.: General 11 September 2015 Original: English Conference of the Parties Twenty-first session Paris, 30 November to 11 December 2015 Item 2(c) of the provisional agenda

More information

8. Heiligendamm Dialogue Process [134]

8. Heiligendamm Dialogue Process [134] 8. Heiligendamm Dialogue Process [134] Commitment We will initiate a new form of a topic-driven Dialogue in a structured manner based on this new partnership. 837 Growth and Responsibility in the World

More information

GHG emissions can only be understood

GHG emissions can only be understood C H A P T E R 7 Socioeconomic Development GHG emissions can only be understood properly within the broader socioeconomic context. Such a context gives a sense not just of emissions, but the degree to which

More information

Kyoto. BDO Dunwoody/Chamber Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post for Publication February 6th, 2005

Kyoto. BDO Dunwoody/Chamber Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post for Publication February 6th, 2005 Kyoto BDO Dunwoody/Chamber Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post for Publication February 6th, 2005 COMPAS Inc. Public Opinion and Customer Research February 6, 2005 1.0 Introduction

More information

The Impact of European Interest Group Activity on the EU Energy Policy New Conditions for Access and Influence?

The Impact of European Interest Group Activity on the EU Energy Policy New Conditions for Access and Influence? The Impact of European Interest Group Activity on the EU Energy Policy New Conditions for Access and Influence? Abstract In the energy sector the European Union has to face new realities. The rising threat

More information

ABC. The Pacific Alliance

ABC. The Pacific Alliance ABC The Pacific Alliance 1 The Pacific Alliance Deep integration for prosperity The Pacific Alliance is a mechanism for regional integration formed by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, in April 2011. It

More information

COP23: main outcomes and way forward. LEONARDO MASSAI 30 November 2017

COP23: main outcomes and way forward. LEONARDO MASSAI 30 November 2017 COP23: main outcomes and way forward LEONARDO MASSAI 30 November 2017 CONTENTS Paris Agreement COP23 Way forward 2 3 PARIS AGREEMENT: Objective, Art. 2 aims to strengthen the global response to the threat

More information

KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATECHANGE

KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATECHANGE KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATECHANGE The Parties to this Protocol, Being Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hereinafter referred

More information

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme UNITED NATIONS EP UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/4 Distr.: General 24 April 2012 United Nations Environment Programme Original: English Intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding

More information

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Procedures for the Election of the Participants Committee and the PC Bureau

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Procedures for the Election of the Participants Committee and the PC Bureau Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Procedures for the Election of the Participants Committee and the PC Bureau Tenth Meeting of the Participants Assembly (PA10) Luang Prabang, Lao PDR September 27, 2017

More information

Addressing Corruption Through International Treaties and Commitments

Addressing Corruption Through International Treaties and Commitments Addressing Corruption Through International Treaties and Commitments John Brandolino and David Luna "By agreeing on mechanisms to fight corruption, the international community is opening the doors for

More information

NEW ZEALAND BEST, INDONESIA WORST IN WORLD POLL OF INTERNATIONAL CORRUPTION

NEW ZEALAND BEST, INDONESIA WORST IN WORLD POLL OF INTERNATIONAL CORRUPTION PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL SATURDAY 15 JULY 1995 AT 0400 HRS GMT NEW ZEALAND BEST, INDONESIA WORST IN WORLD POLL OF INTERNATIONAL CORRUPTION New Zealand, Denmark, Singapore and Finland come out as the

More information

Energy Activism To Go Global in 2018

Energy Activism To Go Global in 2018 Energy Activism To Go Global in 2018 Unprecedented world-wide alliance to escalate and expand energy campaigns (NOV 14, 2017) - Bonn, Germany. On the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit an unprecedented

More information

Second International Decade of the World s Indigenous People Questionnaire for UN system and other intergovernmental organizations

Second International Decade of the World s Indigenous People Questionnaire for UN system and other intergovernmental organizations Mid-term evaluation Second International Decade of the World s Indigenous People Second International Decade of the World s Indigenous People 2005-2014 Questionnaire for UN system and other intergovernmental

More information

Silent Protest. U.S. Media Coverage of Demonstrations Surrounding U.N. Climate Talks Abroad

Silent Protest. U.S. Media Coverage of Demonstrations Surrounding U.N. Climate Talks Abroad U.S. Media Coverage of Demonstrations Surrounding U.N. Climate Talks Abroad Acknowledgments This report was written by David Arkush, managing director of Public Citizen s Climate Program. About Public

More information

Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol

Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol Article 1: Amendment A. Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol The following table shall replace the table in Annex B to the Protocol: 1 2 3 4 5 6 (2008 2012) base year or (2013

More information

Making Global Labour Mobility a Catalyst for Development: The contribution of Private Employment Agencies

Making Global Labour Mobility a Catalyst for Development: The contribution of Private Employment Agencies Making Global Labour Mobility a Catalyst for Development: The contribution of Private Employment Agencies IOM 9th October 2007 Tristan d Avezac de Moran - Ciett Board Member Ciett at a glance Founded in

More information

2018 Facilitative Dialogue: A Springboard for Climate Action

2018 Facilitative Dialogue: A Springboard for Climate Action 2018 Facilitative Dialogue: A Springboard for Climate Action Memo to support consultations on the design of the FD2018 during the Bonn Climate Change Conference, May 2017 1 The collective ambition of current

More information

BY Amy Mitchell, Katie Simmons, Katerina Eva Matsa and Laura Silver. FOR RELEASE JANUARY 11, 2018 FOR MEDIA OR OTHER INQUIRIES:

BY Amy Mitchell, Katie Simmons, Katerina Eva Matsa and Laura Silver.  FOR RELEASE JANUARY 11, 2018 FOR MEDIA OR OTHER INQUIRIES: FOR RELEASE JANUARY 11, 2018 BY Amy Mitchell, Katie Simmons, Katerina Eva Matsa and Laura Silver FOR MEDIA OR OTHER INQUIRIES: Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism Research Katie Simmons, Associate Director,

More information

Trans-Pacific Trade and Investment Relations Region Is Key Driver of Global Economic Growth

Trans-Pacific Trade and Investment Relations Region Is Key Driver of Global Economic Growth Trans-Pacific Trade and Investment Relations Region Is Key Driver of Global Economic Growth Background The Asia-Pacific region is a key driver of global economic growth, representing nearly half of the

More information

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT. accompanying the

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT. accompanying the EN EN EN EUROPEAN COMMISSION Brussels, 9.3.2010 SEC(2010) 261 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT accompanying the COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN

More information

Beyond Kyoto Copenhagen Durban 2011

Beyond Kyoto Copenhagen Durban 2011 Beyond Kyoto Copenhagen 2009 Mexico 2010 Durban 2011 References The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: http://unfccc.int/2860.php The New York Times 20/12/2009 A Grudging Accord in

More information

JAPAN-CANADA ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK. The Government of Japan and the Government of Canada, hereinafter referred to as Japan and Canada respectively,

JAPAN-CANADA ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK. The Government of Japan and the Government of Canada, hereinafter referred to as Japan and Canada respectively, JAPAN-CANADA ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK The Government of Japan and the Government of Canada, hereinafter referred to as Japan and Canada respectively, Recognizing their longstanding friendship and important trade

More information

SBI: Financial shortfall confronts Secretariatmandated activities, key issues deferred to Paris

SBI: Financial shortfall confronts Secretariatmandated activities, key issues deferred to Paris 122 SBI: Financial shortfall confronts Secretariatmandated activities, key issues deferred to Paris Kuala Lumpur, 16 June (Hilary Chiew) The 42 nd session of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI)

More information

Submission by the. Canadian Labour Congress. to the. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Regarding

Submission by the. Canadian Labour Congress. to the. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Regarding Submission by the to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Regarding Consultations on Potential Free Trade Agreement Negotiations with Trans-Pacific Partnership Members February 14,

More information

CEPS Side Event COP16 - Cancún, Mexico Comments on key messages #2,6,7,and 8

CEPS Side Event COP16 - Cancún, Mexico Comments on key messages #2,6,7,and 8 CEPS Side Event COP16 - Cancún, Mexico Comments on key messages #2,6,7,and 8 Ulla Blatt Bendtsen & Assar Qureshi Danish Energy Agency Disclaimer: These views may not necessarily reflect the official Danish

More information

States Human Rights Obligations in the Context of Climate Change

States Human Rights Obligations in the Context of Climate Change States Human Rights Obligations in the Context of Climate Change Synthesis Note on the Concluding Observations and Recommendations on Climate Change Adopted by UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies As governments

More information

International Climate Policy Leadership after COP23

International Climate Policy Leadership after COP23 Introduction International Climate Policy Leadership after COP23 The EU Must Resume Its Leading Role, But Cannot Do So Alone Susanne Dröge and Vijeta Rattani Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik German Institute

More information

Disclaimer: All translations of official Ecuadorian documents were made by personnel of the Defensoría del Pueblo del Ecuador.

Disclaimer: All translations of official Ecuadorian documents were made by personnel of the Defensoría del Pueblo del Ecuador. Disclaimer: All translations of official Ecuadorian documents were made by personnel of the Defensoría del Pueblo del Ecuador. 1.Please describe, in your view, the relationship between climate change and

More information

Topics for the in-session workshop

Topics for the in-session workshop 11 September 2006 ENGLISH ONLY UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON FURTHER COMMITMENTS FOR ANNEX I PARTIES UNDER THE KYOTO PROTOCOL Second session Nairobi, 6 14

More information

The web version of this document will be updated with links to new documents as they become available.

The web version of this document will be updated with links to new documents as they become available. THIRTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF THE IPCC Georgia, 14-18 October 2013 IPCC-XXXVII/Doc. 1, Add.1 (17.VII.2013) Agenda Item: 1 ENGLISH ONLY PROVISIONAL ANNOTATED AGENDA (Submitted by the IPCC Secretariat) The web

More information

Taking stock of Copenhagen: outcomes on REDD+ and rights *

Taking stock of Copenhagen: outcomes on REDD+ and rights * Taking stock of Copenhagen: outcomes on REDD+ and rights * Francesco Martone January 2010 1. Introduction When parties and observers arrived in Copenhagen last December (2009), for two weeks of intense

More information

cover of African CSO involvement in Climate Change Negotiations Priorities, Strategies and Actions HEINRICH BOLL STIFTUNG SOUTHERN AFRICA

cover of African CSO involvement in Climate Change Negotiations Priorities, Strategies and Actions HEINRICH BOLL STIFTUNG SOUTHERN AFRICA 1 20 years cover of African CSO involvement in Climate Change Negotiations Priorities, Strategies and Actions.. HEINRICH BOLL STIFTUNG SOUTHERN AFRICA 2 3 20 years of African CSO involvement in Climate

More information

Working-paper for the tenth session of the SBI and SBSTA, Bonn, 31 May - 11 June 1999.

Working-paper for the tenth session of the SBI and SBSTA, Bonn, 31 May - 11 June 1999. Working-paper for the tenth session of the SBI and SBSTA, Bonn, 31 May - 11 June 1999. JOINT WORKING GROUP COMPLIANCE ON THE KYOTO PROTOCOL: AN OVERVIEW OF SUGGESTIONS ON COMPLIANCE dr. G.H. Addink, May

More information

Transparency International Bribe Payers Index 2008

Transparency International Bribe Payers Index 2008 Transparency International Bribe Payers Index 2008 TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL the global coalition against corruption Introduction 2 Introduction 4 Bribe Payers Index 2008 10 Bribery in sectors: sectoral

More information

List of intersessional working groups established at AC29 and of joint intersessional working groups established at AC29 and PC23

List of intersessional working groups established at AC29 and of joint intersessional working groups established at AC29 and PC23 List of intersessional working groups established at AC29 and of joint intersessional working groups established at AC29 and PC23 AC working groups Eels (Anguilla spp.)... 2 Implementation of Decision

More information

A provocative challenge to civil society and the major groups Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum Training session, first informal, UN, New

A provocative challenge to civil society and the major groups Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum Training session, first informal, UN, New A provocative challenge to civil society and the major groups Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum Training session, first informal, UN, New York, January 2012 1 Truth tells us how the world is; morality

More information

Participating in International Ocean Negotiations and Preparing to Participate in the BBNJ Negotiations

Participating in International Ocean Negotiations and Preparing to Participate in the BBNJ Negotiations Participating in International Ocean Negotiations and Preparing to Participate in the BBNJ Negotiations Ann Powers Pace University and Miriam C. Balgos Global Ocean Forum, University of Delaware 1 History

More information

Legitimacy in an Era of Fragmentation: The Case of Global Climate Governance. Sylvia I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen and Jeffrey McGee*

Legitimacy in an Era of Fragmentation: The Case of Global Climate Governance. Sylvia I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen and Jeffrey McGee* Legitimacy in an Era of Fragmentation: The Case of Global Climate Governance Sylvia I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen and Jeffrey McGee* Abstract Studies grounded in regime theory have examined the effectiveness

More information

Post-2015 AFP, Baltimore May 2014

Post-2015 AFP, Baltimore May 2014 Post-2015 AFP, Baltimore May 2014 Post-2015 1. Why? 2. What do we want? 3. Process & timelines 4. Key players 5. Content 6. What can we do? Why? Millennium Development Goals have driven plans, budgets

More information

3/12/2015. Global Issues 621 WORLD POPULATION. 1.6 Billion. 6 Billion (approximately) 2.3 Billion

3/12/2015. Global Issues 621 WORLD POPULATION. 1.6 Billion. 6 Billion (approximately) 2.3 Billion Global Issues 621 WORLD POPULATION 1.6 Billion 1 2 2.3 Billion 6 Billion (approximately) 3 4 1 7.10 Billion (and growing) Population Notes While populations in many parts of the world are expanding, those

More information

WORLD POPULATION 3/24/2013. Global Issues Billion. 6 Billion (approximately) 2.3 Billion. Population Notes Billion (and growing)

WORLD POPULATION 3/24/2013. Global Issues Billion. 6 Billion (approximately) 2.3 Billion. Population Notes Billion (and growing) Global Issues 621 WORLD POPULATION 1.6 Billion 1 2 2.3 Billion 6 Billion (approximately) 3 4 7.10 Billion (and growing) Population Notes While populations in many parts of the world are expanding, those

More information

The United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Table of Inputs on First Draft

The United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Table of Inputs on First Draft The United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons Table of Inputs on First Draft The General Assembly, PP1. Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations

More information

GLOBAL RISKS OF CONCERN TO BUSINESS WEF EXECUTIVE OPINION SURVEY RESULTS SEPTEMBER 2017

GLOBAL RISKS OF CONCERN TO BUSINESS WEF EXECUTIVE OPINION SURVEY RESULTS SEPTEMBER 2017 GLOBAL RISKS OF CONCERN TO BUSINESS WEF EXECUTIVE OPINION SURVEY RESULTS SEPTEMBER 2017 GLOBAL RISKS OF CONCERN TO BUSINESS Results from the World Economic Forum Executive Opinion Survey 2017 Survey and

More information

Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Earth Negotiations Bulletin ENB 10 th Anniversary 1992-2002 Earth Negotiations Bulletin................................ A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations Online at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/sb16/index.html

More information

UN-NGO -IRENE UPDATE Issue no 6 February-March Three meetings addressed the key issue of peace in the region

UN-NGO -IRENE UPDATE Issue no 6 February-March Three meetings addressed the key issue of peace in the region UN-NGO -IRENE UPDATE Issue no 6 February-March 2004 WHAT S NEW UN-NGO-IRENE / Asia and the Pacific Japan, 5-10 February 2004 Three meetings addressed the key issue of peace in the region Roles for NGOs

More information

Costa Rica Action Plan

Costa Rica Action Plan Costa Rica Action Plan 2013-2015 Climate change severely endangers the social, ecological and economic wellbeing of the planet. Contemporary climate change entails already serious and mounting implications

More information

GSIJP HLPF SURVEY RESULTS

GSIJP HLPF SURVEY RESULTS GSIJP HLPF SURVEY RESULTS High Level Political Forum 2017 Working to end poverty, human trafficking and gender-based violence Advocating with women & girls, migrants and refugees Recognizing our interconnectedness

More information

Korea-U.S. Economic Cooperation

Korea-U.S. Economic Cooperation Korea-U.S. Economic Cooperation AMCHAM Korea Founded in 1953 Purpose of foundation: to encourage the development of trade and commerce between Korea and the United States Membership: around 2,000 members

More information

In order to combat climate change, Obama will first have to win support at the national level. Last Modified: 29 Jan :38

In order to combat climate change, Obama will first have to win support at the national level. Last Modified: 29 Jan :38 /24/2014 4:29 PM 1 of 6 Hilal Elver Hilal Elver is Research Professor in Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Co-Director of the Climate Change Project. RSS In order to combat

More information

cop United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP6) Report on the YG Activities for the to the

cop United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP6) Report on the YG Activities for the to the Report on the YG Activities for the cop Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reported by the European Nuclear Society Young Generation

More information

ASIAN-AFRICAN LEGAL CONSULTATIVE ORGANIZATION

ASIAN-AFRICAN LEGAL CONSULTATIVE ORGANIZATION AALCO/48/PUTRAJAYA/2009/S 10 For Official use only ASIAN-AFRICAN LEGAL CONSULTATIVE ORGANIZATION ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Prepared by: The AALCO Secretariat 29-C, Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri

More information

Climate Alarmism Governance in the Words of its Supporters

Climate Alarmism Governance in the Words of its Supporters Climate Alarmism Governance in the Words of its Supporters 2016, Leo Goldstein defyccc.com Below, I present some evidence in the form of quotes from sources friendly to Climate Alarmism Governance. The

More information

MINISTERIAL DECLARATION

MINISTERIAL DECLARATION 1 MINISTERIAL DECLARATION The fight against foreign bribery towards a new era of enforcement Preamble Paris, 16 March 2016 We, the Ministers and Representatives of the Parties to the Convention on Combating

More information

Lobbyist Registration

Lobbyist Registration Alberta Government Services Alberta Government Services Registries & Consumer Services Major Projects 3rd floor, 10155 102 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4 Phone (780) 427-0294 Lobbyist Registration..........

More information

Partnership Annual Conference (PAC) Third Conference Oslo, Norway 12 December 2006

Partnership Annual Conference (PAC) Third Conference Oslo, Norway 12 December 2006 Partnership Annual Conference (PAC) Third Conference Oslo, Norway 12 December 2006 Reference PAC 3/4/Info 2 Title European Parliament resolution on A Baltic Sea Strategy for the Northern Dimension Submitted

More information

Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China

Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China ASSOCIATED PRESS/ YU XIANGQUAN Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China Complex Crisis Scenarios and Policy Options for China and the World By Michael Werz and Lauren Reed

More information

Charities Political Activities Consultation Committee

Charities Political Activities Consultation Committee December 14, 2016 DELIVERED BY EMAIL TO: consultation-policy-politique@cra-arc.gc.ca Canada Revenue Agency Attention: Charities Political Activities Consultation Committee Dear Consultation Committee,

More information

2009 Diplomatic White Paper

2009 Diplomatic White Paper 2009 Diplomatic White Paper Minister s Message The year 2008 was indeed a meaningful year. It marked not only the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Korea but also the launch of the

More information

Community Climate Petition to the House of Representatives

Community Climate Petition to the House of Representatives Community Climate Petition to the House of Representatives Community Climate Petition to the House of Representatives A guide to running a powerful electoratebased petition as part of a national 150 days

More information

2. CONTINUING KYOTO: Extending Absolute Emission Caps to Developing Countries. Joanna Depledge. Introduction

2. CONTINUING KYOTO: Extending Absolute Emission Caps to Developing Countries. Joanna Depledge. Introduction Continuing Kyoto 31 2. CONTINUING KYOTO: Extending Absolute Emission Caps to Developing Countries Joanna Depledge Introduction The climate change regime, consisting of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and its parent

More information

The key building blocks of a successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

The key building blocks of a successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals The key building blocks of a successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals June 2016 The International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP) is a member-led network of 64 national NGO

More information

Summary report on the workshop on scope, structure and design of the 2015 agreement ADP 2, part 1 Bonn, Germany, 29 April 2013

Summary report on the workshop on scope, structure and design of the 2015 agreement ADP 2, part 1 Bonn, Germany, 29 April 2013 Summary report on the workshop on scope, structure and design of the 2015 agreement ADP 2, part 1 Bonn, Germany, 29 April 2013 Note by the facilitator 21 May 2013 I. Introduction A. Mandate 1. By decision

More information

COP21 and Paris Agreement. 14 Dec 2015 Jun ARIMA Professor, GrasPP, Tokyo University Executive Senior Fellow, 21 st Century Public Policy Institute

COP21 and Paris Agreement. 14 Dec 2015 Jun ARIMA Professor, GrasPP, Tokyo University Executive Senior Fellow, 21 st Century Public Policy Institute COP21 and Paris Agreement 14 Dec 2015 Jun ARIMA Professor, GrasPP, Tokyo University Executive Senior Fellow, 21 st Century Public Policy Institute Road to Paris Agreement Kyoto Protocol (1997) Developed

More information

Draft report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-third session

Draft report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-third session United Nations FCCC/CP/2017/L.3 Distr.: Limited 15 November 2017 Original: English Conference of the Parties Twenty-third session Bonn, 6 17 November 2017 Agenda item 21 Conclusion of the session Adoption

More information

ANNEX I PROVISIONAL AGENDAS Conference of the Parties at its seventh session

ANNEX I PROVISIONAL AGENDAS Conference of the Parties at its seventh session UNFCCC/CCNUCC Page 2 ANNEX I PROVISIONAL AGENDAS Conference of the Parties at its seventh session The provisional agenda for the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties has been drafted by the

More information

RC UNEP/FAO/RC/OEWG.1/3*

RC UNEP/FAO/RC/OEWG.1/3* UNITED NATIONS United Nations Environment Programme RC UNEP/FAO/RC/OEWG.1/3* Distr.: General 28 September 2005 Original: English Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rotterdam Convention

More information

A Briefing for NGOs and CSOs

A Briefing for NGOs and CSOs The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) A Briefing for NGOs and CSOs What is the CND? The Commission on Narcotic Drugs was established in 1946 as a functional Commission of the UN Economic and Social

More information

ADDRESS H. E. ALIK L. ALIK VICE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS AT ITS

ADDRESS H. E. ALIK L. ALIK VICE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS AT ITS ADDRESS BY H. E. ALIK L. ALIK VICE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS AT ITS SIXTY-FIFTH SESSION NEW YORK, 25 SEPTEMBER 2010 Please Check

More information

PRELIMINARY TEXT OF A DECLARATION OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES IN RELATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

PRELIMINARY TEXT OF A DECLARATION OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES IN RELATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE Intergovernmental Meeting for the Preparation of a Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change Paris, UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l UNESCO Room XII / Salle XII 27-30 June 2017 /

More information

Report. Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer 2005

Report. Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer 2005 Report on the Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer 2005 Embargoed until 9 December 2005 Release date: 9 December 2005 Policy and Research Department Transparency International International

More information

REGIONS OF THE WORLD

REGIONS OF THE WORLD REGIONS OF THE WORLD NORTH AMERICA Some countries: 3 Nations: USA, Mexico, Canada Population: Power: Main Languages: English, Spanish, French Religion: Mostly Christian, but many other groups Number of

More information

World & Tourism Outlook. Luc Durand President, Ipsos - Quebec

World & Tourism Outlook. Luc Durand President, Ipsos - Quebec World & Tourism Outlook Luc Durand President, Ipsos - Quebec October 2013 Ipsos: A World Leader in Research Ipsos is the third largest research company in the world and the first in Canada Every year,

More information

REPORT OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE IPCC BUREAU GENEVA, April 2002

REPORT OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE IPCC BUREAU GENEVA, April 2002 REPORT OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE IPCC BUREAU GENEVA, 15-16 April 2002 1. OPENING OF THE SESSION (agenda item 1) 1.1 The Session was opened at 10.10 hours in Salle 3 of the International Conference

More information

INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY AND RUSSIA ENVIRONMENTAL OR FOREIGN POLICY?

INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY AND RUSSIA ENVIRONMENTAL OR FOREIGN POLICY? INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY AND RUSSIA ENVIRONMENTAL OR FOREIGN POLICY? Anna Korppoo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pan-European Institute, University of Turku Studia Generalia, 31 October 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL ENCOUNTERS?

More information

UNITED NATIONS. Distr. GENERAL. FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/3 23 April Original: ENGLISH CONTENTS. I. OPENING OF THE SESSION (Agenda item 1)...

UNITED NATIONS. Distr. GENERAL. FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/3 23 April Original: ENGLISH CONTENTS. I. OPENING OF THE SESSION (Agenda item 1)... UNITED NATIONS Distr. GENERAL FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/3 23 April 2010 Original: ENGLISH AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON FURTHER COMMITMENTS FOR ANNEX I PARTIES UNDER THE KYOTO PROTOCOL Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group

More information

PERCEPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FROM YEAR OLDS IN 12 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD

PERCEPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FROM YEAR OLDS IN 12 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD SCENARIO 2015 YOUTH, CLIMATE AND JOBS: PERCEPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FROM 18-29 YEAR OLDS IN 12 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD 2015 The Nielsen Company (US), LLC. 2015 Nomadéis Sarl. 2015 AXA. All rights reserved.

More information

World Peace Index Its Significance and Contribution to the Scientific Study of World Peace

World Peace Index Its Significance and Contribution to the Scientific Study of World Peace World Peace Index Its Significance and Contribution to the Scientific Study of World Peace The 3 rd OECD WORLD FORUM October 29, 2009, BUSAN, KOREA Sang-Hyun Lee Acting Director, The World Peace Forum

More information

International Climate Change: A Negotiations Side-by-Side

International Climate Change: A Negotiations Side-by-Side International Climate Change: A Negotiations Side-by-Side Jane A. Leggett Specialist in Energy and Environmental Policy November 18, 2010 Congressional Research Service CRS Report for Congress Prepared

More information

Position Paper: Overview of Indigenous Human Rights in Australia, 2012.

Position Paper: Overview of Indigenous Human Rights in Australia, 2012. Position Paper: Overview of Indigenous Human Rights in Australia, 2012. Introduction This paper provides a background for viewing how Indigenous rights in the International arena have been adopted in the

More information

I. Opening of the session (Agenda item 1)

I. Opening of the session (Agenda item 1) United Nations FCCC/ADP/2012/2 Distr.: General 6 July 2012 Original: English Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action Contents Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform

More information

Report on the 2011 ACT- Against Corruption Today Campaign

Report on the 2011 ACT- Against Corruption Today Campaign Report on the 2011 ACT- Against Corruption Today Campaign Activities implemented for International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December 2011 Abstract This is a report of the activities supported by the UNDP

More information

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS Submission to the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) October 2014

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS Submission to the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) October 2014 REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS Submission to the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) October 2014 AMBITION IN THE ADP AND THE 2015 AGREEMENT 1. This submission responds

More information

UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: London Communiqué

UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: London Communiqué The Governments of Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji,

More information

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Towards 2015 Agreement Bahrain May 05, 2015 1 Overview I. Key messages II. III. IV. Background Key Issues to be Resolved Status of Negotiations

More information

Legal and Regulatory Reform

Legal and Regulatory Reform Legal and Regulatory Reform Through coordinated public advocacy efforts, the private sector can contribute its experiences and resources to the policymaking process for the benefit of businesses and the

More information