Missing Biennial Update Reports: an explanation and concerns for the Paris Agreement

July 20, 2015

The UNFCCC negotiating session in Bonn last month saw countries have frank, conceptual conversations on an essential component of the new climate regime to be instituted at COP21: transparency of implementation. This contrasted with discussions on other negotiating topics, which were widely mired in procedural issues. The opportunity this allowed for countries to exchange and […]

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Transparency in the future climate agreement: some lessons learned so far

February 12, 2015

While the success of the Paris agreement will depend on many factors, one undoubtedly important element will be that countries reach an agreement on a robust and fair ‘transparency of implementation’ system. Indeed, having a process that keeps countries accountable in the international sphere on the Nationally Determined Contributions they inscribe in the agreement is […]

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