Madrid Climate News Updates (December 2019)

Publisher: TWN
ISBN: 978-967-0747-38-5
Year: 2020   No. of pages: 100
21 cm x 29 cm

About the Book

This is a compilation of 22 News Updates and an overview piece prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25), the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 15), the second session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 2), as well as the 51st sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 51) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 51) – in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019.



Overview: COP 25 Ends amidst Major North-South Differences

Madrid News Updates                                                                       

1.     Main Issues Facing UN Climate Talks in Madrid                                                                           

2.     Need for Transformational Approach in Tackling Climate Change – Says UN


3.     Countries Express Their Expectations for COP 25

4.     Developing Countries Outline Elements for Decision on Loss and Damage Mechanism             

5.     Disagreements Continue over Membership of Adaptation Fund Board                                       

6.     Developed Countries Oppose Long-term Finance Discussions under UNFCCC post-2020

7.     Developing Countries Call for Work Programme on Closing pre-2020 Implementation Gaps

8.     Developing Countries Raise Concerns over the Participation of the US at Climate Talks

9.     Carbon-neutral Target for All by 2050 Disregards Equity and Climate Justice                            

10.   Developing Countries Submit Formal Proposal on Loss and Damage Mechanism

11.   Key Issues Not Resolved by Subsidiary Bodies to be Handled by Ministers

12.   Developing Countries Question Lack of Balance in Treatment of Issues at SBSTA                    

13.   Difficult Issues under Article 6 of Paris Agreement Negotiations

14.   COP 25 President Stresses Importance of pre-2020 Commitments

15.   Developing Countries Call for Measures to Address pre-2020 Gaps

16.   Efforts Continue to Bridge Outstanding Issues on Final Day of Climate Talks

17.   Climate Conference Ends amidst Major North-South Differences

18.   Weak Outcome on Addressing pre-2020 Ambition Gaps due to Strong Resistance by North

19.   COP 25 was a Mix of Unresolved Issues and Some Significant Decisions

20.   Call for Raised Ambition on Climate Needs Ambition on Finance – Say

        Developing Countries

21.   Loss and Damage Decisions Adopted after Intense and Difficult Negotiations

22.   Intense Wrangling over COP 25 Finance Decisions

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