Paris Climate News Updates
(November-December 2015)

Publisher: TWN
ISBN: 978-967-0747-12-5
Year: 2016   No. of pages: 120 pp
21 cm x 30 cm

About the Book

This is a collection of 28 News Updates and an analysis prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 11) – in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015.



The Climate Change Battle in Paris: An initial analysis of the Paris COP21 and the

Paris Agreement

Update No.                  

1.     Key Issues at COP 21 on the Paris Agreement                                                                            

2.     The Rocky Road from Durban to Paris                                                                                        

3.     No Surprises in Paris, Assures French Presidency

4.     Hollande Calls for ‘Universal, Differentiated and Binding’ Agreement, Highlights Historical Responsibility

5.     Delegates under Pressure as Negotiations Reach Frenzy Mode                                                 

6.     Party-driven Process Must be Ensured, Say Developing Countries

7.     Developing Country Negotiators Set out Their Views on Paris Agreement

8.     Adaptation Fund ‘in Danger’; Kyoto Protocol in Bleak State

9.     G77 Frustrated at Refusal of Developed Countries to Negotiate Key Issues

10.   Differentiation between Developed and Developing Countries Still Relevant, Say Developing Countries

11.   Smooth Transmission of Text for Agreement – But Far from Consensus

12.   COP21: Great Start, But How Will It End?

13.   Call for Party-driven, Text-based Negotiations for Paris Agreement

14.   New Text for Paris Outcome to be Released

15.   New Revised Text for Paris Outcome to Be Issued

16.   Second Version of Paris Outcome Text Issued – But a Deal is Still Far Away

17.   Paris Agreement Adopted after Last-minute ‘Technical Corrections’

18.   What Countries Agreed to under the Paris Agreement (Part 1)

19.   Debate behind Closed Doors on the Temperature Goal in Paris Agreement

20.   What Countries Agreed to under the Paris Agreement (Part 2)

21.   What Countries Agreed to under the Paris Agreement (Part 3)

22.   What Countries Agreed to under the Paris Agreement (Part 4)                                               

23.   Differentiation under the Paris Agreement – a Tough Fight                                                    

24.   COP21 Decision on Enhanced Action Prior to 2020                                                               

25.   Kyoto Protocol: CP2 Implementation Rules Adopted, ‘Revisit Mechanism’ Deferred          

26.   Key UNFCCC COP21 Decisions on Finance-related Issues                                                   

27.   Other Key COP21 Decisions, Some Issues Deferred to COP22                                             

28.    Huge Fight to Ensure ‘Contributions’ under Paris Agreement are Not Mitigation-centric

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