Warsaw News Updates and Climate Briefings
(November 2013)

Publisher: TWN
ISBN: 978-967-5412-93-6
Year: 2014   No. of pages: 184
21 cm x 29 cm

About the Book

This is a collection of 35 News Updates and five Briefing Papers prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19), the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 9), the thirty-ninth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 39) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 39), as well as the third part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-3) – in Warsaw, Poland, from 11 to 22 November 2013.


Warsaw News Updates                                                                    

1.    COP19 Opens in Warsaw amidst Worsening Climate Situation                                                      

2.    Climate Talks Open on Grim and Sombre Note                                                                              

3.    Developing Countries Make Strong Call for pre-2020 Increased Ambition                                    

4.    Subsidiary Body for Implementation Commences Work, Focus on Loss and Damage                 

5.    Developing Countries Propose Text on International Mechanism on Loss and Damage               

6.    Durban Platform: Developing Countries Call for Balanced and Comprehensive Approach          

7.    SBSTA: G77 and China ‘Adopts’ Brazilian Proposal on Need for Methodology for

       Historical Responsibility     

8.    Update on Discussions Relating to REDD-Plus       

9.    ADP: Technology Session Debates the ‘Word That Should Not Be Named’                              

10.  ADP: Rich Discussion on ‘Finance’ in the 2015 Outcome                                                            

11.  COP Advances Work on Finance Matters, Decision-making in the UNFCCC etc  

12.  SBI Unable to Conclude on UNFCCC Secretariat’s Programme Budget                                       

13.  Ministerial Roundtable for Ambition under Kyoto Protocol in June 2014                                    

14. ADP: Discussion on ‘Adaptation’ in the New Agreement                                                            

15. Progress on Technology Issues Blocked by Developed Countries                                               

16. SBSTA: No Consensus on Market Mechanisms in Warsaw                                                         

17. SBSTA Concludes with Divergences over Several Issues                                                             

18. ADP: Backsliding in Emission Commitments ‘Destructive to Negotiations’                                 

19. ADP: Parties to Engage on Proposal by Co-chairs on Draft Text                                                 

20.  COP Stock-take Reveals Problem Areas for Political Resolution by Ministers                              

21.  SBI Closes with Key Unresolved Issues                                                                                       

22. Climate Talks at Risk of Delivering Nothing                                                                                 

23.  Overview of the Warsaw Conference (COP19) Outcomes                                                        

24.  Fight over Developed-Developing Country Differentiation in 2015 ‘Agreement’                      

25.  COP19 Establishes Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage                             

26.  SBSTA: Proposals to Weaken Rules on Non-permanence of Land-use Activities in the

       Clean Development Mechanism                                                                                                

27. COP19: Disappointment over Long-term Finance but Gains on Other Finance Decisions

28. COP19: High-level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance

29. Parties Express Mixed Feelings over Warsaw Outcomes                                                            

30. “Framework for REDD-plus Action” Adopted in Warsaw                                                         

31.  Lively Exchange among Ministers on the Durban Platform                                                       

32.  Future of the Forum on Response Measure to be Discussed Next Year

33.  Durban Platform: Divergence of Views on ‘Transparency of Action and Support’                   

34   Interesting Discussion on Decision-making Process in the UNFCCC                                           

35.  Farmers and Food Systems Need Support to Adapt to Climate Change                                     

Climate Briefings for Warsaw

1.    Loss and Damage: Future Needs, Including Capacity Needs Associated with Possible Approaches to Address Slow-onset Events

2.    Key Issues on Loss and Damage from Warsaw Preparations                                                     

3.    Experts Discuss Future Needs on Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change Impacts 

4.    Accounting for Forests and Land Use Change – New Rules or More Loopholes?                     

5.    Geoengineering                                                                                                                          

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