Tag: Adaptation

Civil society warns UN Security Council climate change a driver of conflict, hunger and poverty

 

[New York – United States] – February 15, 2013 – Climate Action Network-International (CAN-International) today warned a special event for United Nations Security Council members at the UN headquarters in New York that climate change was a critical driver of poverty, inequality, instability, and conflict which would ultimately affect us all.
 
Wael Hmaidan, director of CAN-International, told the meeting, convened by Pakistan and the United Kingdom, that the situation demanded an unprecedented commitment to collective action to drastically reduce these climate-driven risks which were already being experienced, first and foremost, by the poorest and most vulnerable within our societies.
 
“We are gravely concerned by the prospects for mass displacement of people within States and across borders driven directly by climate impacts like sea level rise, droughts, desertification, biodiversity loss and indirectly by its impacts on food and natural resources,” Hmaidan said.
 
“We recognise that the decision to leave one's home and community is often the result of multiple factors, but that climate change impacts are often a critical driver, he said.
 
For example, the thousands of people who were displaced from Somalia into neighbouring countries in 2011 were not primarily fleeing conflict, but in search of food in the wake of drought.
 
Tim Gore, from Oxfam International, also present at the event, said that nowhere can this climate risk be more clearly seen than in the global food system.
 
“Droughts or floods can wipe out entire harvests, as we have seen in recent years in Pakistan, in the Horn of Africa and across the Sahel. And when extreme weather hits major world food producers – like last year’s droughts in the US and Russia – world food prices rocket. This presents a major risk to net food importing countries, such as Yemen, which ships in 90% of its wheat,” Gore said.
 
“The food riots and social unrest seen in the wake of the 2008 food price spikes were not a one-off phenomenon, but a sign of the risks we face through our failure to feed a warming world. With major producers either suffering or barely recovering from extreme heat and drought, combined with world cereal stocks falling again, world food security remains on a knife-edge.
 
Hmaidan said governments need to dramatically scale up public investments to help communities and countries adapt to the changing climate as well while at the same time ramp ing up international efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions to prevent much greater harm.
 
“Adequate preparation for permanent loss and damage inflicted by climate change, including the establishment of a new international mechanism under discussion at the UNFCCC and the recognition of new rights for climate-forced migrants is required,” Hmaidan said.
 
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Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 700 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
 
For more information, please contact Climate Action Network-International communications coordinator Ria Voorhaar on +49 157 3173 5568 or rvoorhaar@climatenetwork.org
 
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Cancun Building Blocks - Oct 2010

THE POST-COPENHAGEN ROAD

A fair, ambitious and binding deal is needed more urgently than ever. Climate science is more compelling by the day. Impacts are coming harder and faster. Disastrous flooding in Pakistan, heat waves and forest fires in Russia and hottest recorded temperatures around the globe, amongst other devastating climate-related events, all point to the need for urgent action. Levels of warming once thought to be safe, may well not be, 1.5˚C is the new 2˚C

Negotiations Post-Copenhagen
Copenhagen was a watershed moment for public interest and support for climate action – and people have not lost interest. More people in more countries than ever have put their governments on notice that they expect a fair,
ambitious and binding global deal to be agreed urgently. Trust-building is essential after the disappointment of Copenhagen. Developed country leadership must be at the core of trust building efforts. Countries must show
their commitment to the UNFCCC process by driving it forward with political will and flexible positions, rather than endless rounds of repetitive negotiations. Many countries are troublingly pessimistic for Cancun, and are working to lower expectations. While others, including countries most vulnerable to climate change, maintain high expectations.

Challenges ahead of Cancun
There are many challenges to getting a full fair, ambitious and binding deal at Cancun, including:

  • Lack of a shared vision for the ultimate objective of the agreement, and the equitable allocation of the remaining carbon budget and emissions reduction/limitation commitments;
  • Sharp divisions on the legal form of an eventual outcome;
  • Failure of the US Senate to pass comprehensive legislation this year; and
  • Current economic difficulties facing many countries, which make it difficult to mobilize the substantial commitments to long-term climate finance needed as part of any ambitious agreement. 

Positive moves afoot
However, more and more countries, both developing and developed, are stepping up their efforts to pursue low-carbon development and adaptation, despite the absence of an international agreement. This can be seen in a variety of ways:

  • Investments in renewable energies have continued their exponential growth, increasing to 19% of global energy consumed;
  • Progressive countries are working to move the negotiations forward;
  • There is a growing perception that low-carbon and climate-resilient development is the only option to sustainably ensure the right to development and progress in poverty reduction. 

So, what does a pathway forward look like?

Firstly we must learn the lessons of Copenhagen. The “nothing’s agreed until everything’s agreed” dynamic from Copenhagen could mean that nothing would be agreed in Cancun. An agreement in Cancun should instead be a balanced and significant step toward reaching a full fair, ambitious & binding deal at COP 17 in South Africa. This will require parties to work together in good faith to create sufficient gains at Cancun, and a clear roadmap to South Africa. This paper outlines how that could be achieved. 

CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, Russian

В сентябре на улицах Нью-Йорка вершилась история: более 400 тысяч человек вышли, чтобы сказать миру: «Нам нужны действия в защиту климата – сейчас!» И КС20 в Лиме должна стать поворотным моментом в переговорах: политическая воля правительств должна соответствовать этому призыву людей по всему миру быть амбициозными в борьбе против изменения климата.

Создание Дурбанской платформы активизации действий (ADP) стало результатом КС17, и результатом ее работы должно стать новое глобальное климатическое соглашение, которое планируется утвердить в рамках КС21 в Париже в 2015 году.

20-я Конференция Сторон в Лиме – это ключ к следующему этапу переговоров, так как именно на этой встрече должны быть определены параметры нового соглашения. В Лиме делегаты должны руководствоваться последними научными данными, представленными МГЭИК, и общественным импульсом, требующим активных действий, и направить политическую волю на то, чтобы решения по форме, содержанию и амбициозности нового соглашения были приняты.

КС в Лиме должна заложить основы для результата в Париже, и Climate Action Network представляет свой взгляд на то, какие задачи должны быть решены делегатами КС20, чтобы заложить качественный фундамент для будущего соглашения на период после 2015 года.

 

ОСНОВНЫЕ РЕШЕНИЯ, КОТОРЫЕ ДОЛЖНЫ БЫТЬ ПРИНЯТЫ КС20

УВЕЛИЧЕНИЕ АМБИЦИЙ ПО СМЯГЧЕНИЮ ПОСЛЕДСТВИЙ ИЗМЕНЕНИЯ КЛИМАТА И ФИНАНСАМ НА ПЕРИОД ДО 2020 ГОДА

  • КС20 должна призвать все страны пересмотреть обязательства и планы по снижению выбросов парниковых газов на период до 2020 года
  • Дурбанская платформа должна получить мандат на разработку 2-летнего рабочего плана на период 2015-2017 гг., который будет включать информацию о том, какие конкретные шаги будут предприняты для ликвидации разрыва между существующими и необходимыми обязательствами и как дискуссии будут отражены в реальных действиях.
  • Роль технических экспертных встреч (TEMs) должна быть усилена: мандат должен фокусироваться не только на действиях с высоким потенциалом снижения воздействия на климат, но также и на конкретных средствах по реализации этих действий
  • Необходимо сохранить взносы, уже внесенные в Зеленый климатический фонд, а также оценить адекватность существующих целей и обсудить будущие целевые показатели по ежегодным взносам, которые должны быть достигнуты, к примеру, к 2020 году.
  • Необходимо принято решение о том, что развитые страны и другие страны, которые в состоянии сделать это, должны постоянно увеличивать ежегодные взносы в Зеленый климатический фонд, чтобы достичь заявленных целевых показателей по объему финансирования
  • Министры, принимающие участие в КС20, должны принять решение о совместной разработке дорожной карты по климатическому финансированию до 2020 года, которая должна включать следующую информацию: а) расширение масштабов государственного финансирования до 2020 года, (б) виды и инструменты финансирования, (с) каналы, источники и отраслевое распределение между адаптацией и смягчением последствий, для того чтобы обеспечить предсказуемые и распределенные во времени объемы финансирования и промежуточные показатели.
  • Министрам также следует задуматься о более устойчивых источниках финансирования для адаптационного фонда. Развитые страны должны использовать КС в Лиме для того, чтобы озвучить планы о внесении в адаптационный фонд как минимум 80 миллионов долларов.
  • Группе Структурированного экспертного диалога (SED) следует обсудить синтезирующий доклад МГЭИК в свете прогресса в достижении конечной цели Конвенции.
  • Совместная контактная группа (JCG) по пересмотру обязательств, обнародованных в 2013-2015 гг., должна заключить, что с учетом научных данных существующие обязательства на период до 2020 года являются неадекватными и должны быть пересмотрены.

 

ОПРЕДЕЛЕНИЕ РАМОК И СОДЕРЖАНИЯ СОГЛАШЕНИЯ НА ПЕРИОД ПОСЛЕ 2015 ГОДА

Текст решения по Предполагаемым национально определяемым вкладам (INDC) должен включать:

  • Описание процесса оценки адекватности и справедливости предложенных INDCs в рамках предварительного анализа, который будет осуществлен до КС21.
  • Данные о финансовых обязательствах в рамках INDCs.
  • Информация о планах по адаптации (может быть добровольным показателем, хотя следует поощрять страны представлять свой предполагаемый вклад в адаптацию). Уязвимым развивающимся странам должна быть оказана поддержка в подготовке к разработке их вкладов.
  • Повышение роли гражданского общества, в том числе местных сообществ и других заинтересованных сторон, должно поощряться – гражданское общество должно быть включено в процесс разработки INDC, и странам должно быть рекомендовано проведение национальных консультаций при подготовке INDC.
  • Условие для всех стран о необходимости предоставления информации о том, почему страна считает свой вклад адекватным и справедливым: в связи с этим всем странам будет необходимо включить анализ на соответствие индикаторам справедливости (адекватность, ответственность, соответствие возможностям страны, необходимость в развитии, необходимость адаптации).

Решение по элементам соглашения на период после 2015 года должно включать: 

  • Долгосрочные глобальные цели по поэтапному отказу от всех выбросов парниковых газов в результате использования ископаемого топлива и поэтапной замене на 100% использование возобновляемой энергетики в целях обеспечения устойчивого доступа к энергоресурсам для всех – это необходимо сделать как можно раньше, но не позднее 2050-го года.
  • Коллективное обязательство по ликвидации государственной поддержки (финансовой и политической) индустрии ископаемых видов топлива и оказании поддержки действиям, направленным на адаптацию к изменению климата и развитие всеобщего и справедливого доступа к устойчивой энергетике.
  • Создание глобальных целей по государственному финансированию.
  • Соглашение о необходимости рассмотреть и создать новые инструменты и каналы для мобилизации дополнительного международного климатического финансирования из новых источников.
  • Соглашение о создании надежной и честной системы измерения, отчетности и верификации (MRV) для климатического финансирования.
  • Решение о необходимости амбициозной глобальной цели по адаптации в рамках соглашения на период после 2015 года. КС также следует поощрить и поддержать национальное планирование и деятельность в сфере адаптации в развивающихся странах.
  • Принятие  сильного 2-летнего плана работы по механизму ущерба и потерь (Loss and Damage).
  • Решение о необходимости создания Координирующего органа по наращиванию потенциала (CBCB) на КС21 в Париже.
  • Решение о повышении роли гражданского общества в рамках всех механизмов, созданных Конвенцией и в реализации соглашений. Местное гражданское общество и другие заинтересованные стороны должны иметь возможность активно участвовать в процессах по оценке соответствия и MRV в рамках нового соглашения.
  • Технологии: Консультативный Совет Центра и сети по климатическим технологиям должен принять во внимание необходимость следующих мероприятий: предоставление консультаций, поддержка и укрепление потенциала для развивающихся стран, проведение оценок новых и новейших технологий.

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CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, Chinese

 

今年9月份,当来自各行各业的40多万民众走上纽约街头告诉全世界“我们需要更多的行动来应对气候变化”时,历史已经被创造。即将在利马举行的第二十次缔约方大会(COP20)(以下简称“利马会议”)必须成为各国应对气候变化政治意愿的一个转折点,以此呼应全世界民众的期盼。

在第十七次缔约方大会上,各国就增强行动的德班平台达成一致,在此平台上的谈判将在2015年举行的巴黎第二十一次缔约方大会(COP21)达到高潮,届时各国将就下一步如何制定全球应对气候变化协议的达成共识。

利马会议将为下一步的谈判发挥关键性作用,因为它将确定2015年全球气候协议的要素。鉴于民众不断高涨的呼声和政府间气候变化专门委员会(IPCC)的最新科学评估,利马会议需要调动各国政治意愿就2015年协议的框架、组成、以及目标等做出决定。

因为利马会议将为巴黎谈判的成果奠定基础,气候行动网络(Climate Action Network)就本次会议需要解决的问题提出看法,以此为2015年的协议打下正确的基础。

利马会议需要做出的关键决定

对于增强2020年前减排和资金的力度

  • 利马会议应该要求各国修改2020年前的减排承诺和行动
  • 利马会议应授权德班平台制定一个2年的工作计划(2015-2017),该计划安排详细的步骤以确保消除排放鸿沟的工作得以落实,相关讨论能够转化成行动。
  • 利马会议应该增加新的授权,不仅关注高潜力的减缓行动,更应该关注实现这些行动的手段和方法。
  • 利马会议应该收集各国已经做出的贡献,评估已有的承诺,并就实现绿色气候基金年度注资讨论出一个未来的目标,比如到2020年。
  • 利马会议应做出决定,要求发达国家和其他应该做的国家继续增加对绿色气候基金的年度注资,以确保其达到预定的筹资目标。
  • 各国部长应该在利马就起草实现2020年全球气候融资的路线图达成一致,其中包括(a)到2020年增加公共资金规模,(b)资金筹措的类型和工具,(c)渠道、来源及在减缓和适应之间的部门分配比例,以此确保有可预期的、不断扩大的资金,和实现路径。
  • 部长们在利马期间应该就适应基金提出更具持续性的资金来源。发达国家应该在利马为适应基金承诺至少8000万美元的注资。
  • 组织化的专家对话应就IPCC综合报告开展讨论,来审视为实现公约最终目标所取得的进展。
  • 2013-2015评审工作的联合联络小组应该得出这样的结论:基于科学证据,各国承诺的2020年前的行动力度是不够的,需要重新修订。

 

定义2015年协议的范围和内容

“预期国家自主贡献(INDC)”的决议文本应该包括:

  • 在巴黎气候大会(COP21)之前建立一个评估进程,就各国提出的INDCs方案以事前评估的方式对其力度和公平性问题进行评估。
  • INDCs框架内的资金问题
  • INDCs框架内的适应问题应该基于自愿,尽管应该鼓励各国提出适应方面的贡献。具有脆弱性的发展中国家在提出他们的适应贡献方面应该在得到支持。
  • 应该赋予公民社会组织更大的作用,应该鼓励并赋权地方公民社会组织以及其他利益相关方协助准备其所在国的INDC,应该鼓励各国在准备其INDCs过程中组织国家层面的相关咨询。
  • 规定各国解释其提交的贡献方案既体现了应有的力度,也体现了公平性。鉴于此,各国都应该提交关于体现公平性的指标信息(如力度、责任、能力、发展需求、适应需求等)。

 

关于2015年协议要素的决议文本应该包括:

  • 一个长期性的全球目标:淘汰所有化石能源排放和实现人人长期共享的100%可再生能源未来,这个目标应该尽早实现,但最晚不迟于2050年。
  • 集体承诺将对化石能源的公共资金与政策支持转移到提高气候抵抗力和提供统一、公平的可持续能源供给方面。
  • 确立全球公共资金目标。
  • 同意考虑和确立/使用新的工具和渠道来调集额外的国际气候资金。
  • 同意建立稳固诚信的关于气候资金的测量、报告、和核查体系。
  • 2015年协议内设立具有雄心的全球适应目标的决议。缔约方大会应该鼓励和促进发展中国家制定和实施国家适应方案。
  • 缔约方大会应该采取一个强有力的2年工作方案来建立“灾害与损失”的机制。
  • 在巴黎气候大会上要决定建立一个能力建设协调机构。
  • 增强公约下所有机制、以及相关协议执行过程中公民社会组织的作用。地方公民社会组织和其他利益相关方应该能够积极参与到新协议的执行和“三可”(MRV)过程中。
  • 技术-缔约方大会应该推荐气候技术中心和网络咨询委员会考虑如下活动:提供建议、支持并向发展中国家提供能力建设、对新型技术进行评估。

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CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, French

2014 a vécu un moment citoyen historique quand plus de 400 000 personnes sont descendues dans les rues de New York en septembre pour appeler le monde à l’action climatique, maintenant. La COP 20 à Lima doit être un autre moment historique – cette fois-ci politique. La  réponse politique à cet appel citoyen mondial doit être à la hauteur.

En 2011, à la COP17, les gouvernements créaient la plateforme de Durban pour renforcer l'action. Les négociations sous cette plateforme vont franchir une nouvelle étape dans la lutte mondiale contre les changements climatiques, fin 2015, à la COP21. 

La COP 20 à Lima doit ouvrir la porte à cette nouvelle étape en définissant les paramètres de cet accord mondial qui sera finalisé à la COP21. Lima, en s’appuyant sur la dynamique de plus en plus à favorable à l’action climatique et dernier rapport du GIEC à l’appui, doit aboutir à des décisions importantes sur la forme, la composition et l'ambition de l'accord 2015.

Les décisions prises à Lima seront décisives pour l'action collective en matière de climat puisqu'elles vont créer ou non la dynamique et le contexte politique pour la COP21. Il est donc important de prendre des décisions ambitieuses à Lima pour renforcer le momentum politique et citoyen créé au sommet de New York sur le climat et reconnecter les enjeux de l'accord fin 2015 avec les conclusions du 5ème rapport du GIEC.

Ci-dessous, les recommandations du Climate Action Network International sur les questions à traiter à la COP de Lima pour poser de bonnes bases pour l’accord 2015.

 

LES DECISIONS CLE QU'IL FAUT PRENDRE A LIMA

POUR RENFORCER L’AMBITION AVANT 2020 EN MATIERE D’ATTENUATION ET DE FINANCEMENTS

La COP devrait

·       Appeler tous les pays à réviser leurs engagements et actions pre-2020

·       Mandater l’ADP pour développer un programme de deux ans (2015-2017) qui étudieraient les étapes concrètes pour combler le « gigaton gap » et passer à l’action

·       Renforcer le rôle des TEMs avec un mandat plus fort pour étudier non seulement les actions de réduction d’émission à fort potentiel mais aussi les moyens pour mettre en œuvre ces actions

·       Enregistrer les contributions déjà faites au Fonds Vert, vérifier que ces contributions sont adéquates, et négocier le volume annuel des futures contributions au Fonds Vert à atteindre d’ici 2020 (par exemple).  

·       Décider que les pays développés et que les autres pays en mesure de le faire, contribuent chaque année au Fonds Vert de manière à atteindre l’objectif fixé.

·       esquisser une feuille de route globale des financements climat d’ici à 2020 qui comprend des informations sur (a) l’augmentation des financements publics d’ici 2020 (b)  les types de financement et les instruments qui seront utilisés et (c) les canaux, les sources et l’allocation des financements entre adaptation et atténuation avec l’objectif de renforcer la prévisibilité et l’augmentation progressive des financements publics et de fixer des jalons intermédiaires.

·       Contribuer au moins 80 millions USD au Fonds pour l’Adaptation, et réfléchir à créer des sources de financement plus soutenables pour abonder le Fonds.

·       Annoncer les montants financiers qui seront dépensés en 2015 et 2016

·       Etudier la synthèse du rapport du GIEC à la lumière des « progrès accomplis sous l’objectif ultime de la Convention » via le dialogue structuré des experts

·       Conclure que les actions pre-2020 des gouvernements sont insuffisantes et devraient être révisées

 

POUR DEFINIR LE PERIMETRE ET LE CONTENU DE L’ACCORD 2015

La décision sur les contributions nationalement déterminées (INDC) devrait inclure::

·       un processus pour évaluer si les contributions nationales (INDCs) sont adéquates et équitables via une évaluation ex-ante de l’ambition et de l’équité avant la COP21

·       une section sur les financements

·       Une section (volontaire) sur l’adaptation tout en encourageant les Etats à préciser leurs contributions en matière d’adaptation et en s’assurant que les Etats les plus pauvres et vulnérables reçoivent un appui pour préparer leur contribution.

·       Un rôle important pour la société civile, la société civile locale et les autres parties prenantes  dans l’élaboration de la contribution nationale des pays. Il faut encourager les Etats à organiser des consultations nationales au cours de la préparation de leur INDC.

·       Une section qui demande à tous les Etats de préciser en quoi leur contribution est adéquate et équitable, et référencer les indicateurs d’équité utilisés (adéquation, responsabilité, capacités, besoins de développement, besoins d’adaptation).

 

La décision sur les éléments de l’accord 2015 devrait inclure:

§  des objectifs de long terme pour progressivement supprimer les émissions liées aux énergies fossiles et créer un futur 100% renouvelable et pour tous, le plus tôt possible, et en 2050 au plus tard.

§   Un engagement partagé des Etats à rediriger les soutiens publics (financiers et règlementaires) des énergies fossiles vers la résilience climatique et l’accès équitable et universel aux énergies renouvelables

§  Des objectifs globaux en matière de financement public

§  Un accord pour étudier et créer/mettre en oeuvre des nouveaux instruments/canaux/sources pour mobiliser des financements climat additionnels et internationaux

§  Un accord pour adopter un système de MRV honnête et robuste pour comptabiliser et suivre les financements climat

§  Décider que l’accord de 2015 comprendra un objectif global ambitieux en matière d’adaptation. La COP doit aussi promouvoir la planification et l’action nationale d’adaptation dans les pays en développement.

§  un programme de travail solide de deux ans sur les pertes et dommages

§  l’accès effectif à l’information, la participation publique dans tous les mécanismes de la Convention et proposer des options qui facilitent la participation active de la société civile locale et des autres parties prenantes dans la mise en œuvre et le système MRV.

§  La décision de créer un organe de coordination du renforcement des capacités (CBCB) à la COP21 à Paris.

§  Une recommandation au conseil du CTCN d’inclure les activités suivantes dans le programme de travail du CTCN : fournir des conseils et un soutien aux pays en développement, y compris sous forme de renforcement de capacité, pour évaluer des technologies nouvelles ou émergentes. 

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CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, Spanish

En septiembre, se hizo historia cuando más de 400,000 personas de diversos trasfondos tomaron las calles de la ciudad de Nueva York para decirle al mundo, “Más Acción Climática, Ahora”. La COP 20 que se llevará a cabo en Lima debe ser un momento de pronunciación de voluntad política para que los gobiernos reflexionen en el llamado ambicioso de la gente a través del planeta.

En la COP 17, los gobiernos acordaron la Plataforma de Durban para una Acción Reforzada(ADP).  Las negociaciones dentro de la  plataforma de Durban culminarán en 2015 en la COP 21 en París, en donde las Partes van a ratificar la próxima fase de un acuerdo global climático.

La COP 20 en Lima es clave para esta próxima fase ya que definirá los parámetros del acuerdo global del 2015. La COP de Lima, guiada por el fuerte impulso para una mayor acción climática y por el reciente informe científico del IPCC, tiene que dirigir la voluntad política para lograr tomar decisiones sobre la forma, la composición y la ambición del acuerdo del 2015.

Dado que en Lima asentarán las bases para lograr obtener resultados en París, Climate Action Network presenta su visión sobre los temas que serán discutidos en la COP 20 de manera que se establezcan las bases correctas para el acuerdo del 2015.

 

DECISIONES CLAVES A TOMARSE DURANTE LA COP 20

PARA AUMENTAR LA AMBICION EN MITIGACION Y FINANCIAMIENTO PRE 2020

  • La COP 20 debe instar a todos los países a revisar sus compromisos  y acciones de mitigación pre 2020.
  • La COP 20 debe dar el mandato al ADP para desarrollar un plan de trabajo de 2 años del 2015 – 2017 con pasos concretos sobre cómo el trabajo para cerrar la brecha se llevará a cabo y cómo las discusiones van a ser traducidas en acciones reales.
  • La COP 20 debe mejorar los TEMs con un nuevo y acentuado mandato para que no sólo se enfoque en acciones de mitigación de alto potencial, sino que también incluya los medios de ejecución para llevar a cabo estas acciones.
  • La COP 20 debe captar los aportes realizados, evaluar la suficiencia de los compromisos existentes y discutir un futuro objetivo de contribuciones anuales al GCF a ser alcanzado, como por ejemplo, para el 2020.
  • La COP 20 debe decidir que los países desarrollados y otros en posición de hacerlo, deben aumentar constantemente sus contribuciones al GCF para lograr alcanzar el objetivo establecido.
  • Los Ministros en Lima deben ponerse de acuerdo para elaborar colectivamente una hoja de ruta de financiamiento climático global hacia el 2020 que incluya información sobre: (a) la ampliación de las finanzas públicas hacia el 2020, (b) los tipos e instrumentos de financiación a ser utilizados, y (c) los canales, recursos y distribución sectorial entre adaptación y mitigación, con el fin de garantizar el financiamiento ampliado y predecible y los hitos intermedios.
  • Los Ministros en Lima deben reflexionar sobre las fuentes de financiamiento más sostenibles para el fondo de adaptación.  Los países desarrollados deben utilizar Lima para comprometerse por lo menos con $80 millones para el fondo de adaptación.
  • El Diálogo Estructurado de Expertos (SED) debe discutir el Informe de Síntesis del IPCC teniendo en cuenta ‘el progreso logrado para alcanzar el objetivo final de la convención’.
  • El Grupo de Contacto Conjunto (JCG) para la revisión del 2013-2015 debería concluir que en base a la evidencia científica, las acciones pre 2020 que actualmente han sido prometidas por los gobiernos son inadecuadas y deben  ser revisadas.

DEFINIENDO EL ALCANCE Y EL CONTENIDO DEL ACUERDO DEL 2015

El texto de decisión de las “Contribuciones Nacionalmente Determinadas Previstas” (INDCs) debe incluir:

  • Un proceso para evaluar la suficiencia y la equidad de las INDCs propuestas basado en una revisión de la evaluación ex-ante de la ambición y la equidad antes de la COP 21.
  • Las finanzas dentro del alcance de las INDCs
  • La adaptación dentro de las INDCs, que podrían ser voluntaria, aunque los países deberían ser alentados a presentar su contribución a la adaptación. Los países en desarrollo vulnerables deberían ser apoyados en su preparación hacia el desarrollo de sus contribuciones.
  • Se debe estimular y motivar una mayor participación de la sociedad civil, la sociedad civil local y otros grupos de interés para que contribuyan en el desarrollo de las INDCs de las naciones. A su vez los países a las naciones deben ser motivados a celebrar consultas nacionales, mientras preparen sus INDCs.
  • Una cláusula en la que los países expliquen por qué las contribuciones que presentan son suficientes y equitativas, por lo tanto, todos los países deberían incluir información sobre los indicadores de equidad (suficiencia, responsabilidad, capacidad, necesidad de desarrollo, necesidad de adaptación).

El texto de decisión sobre los elementos del acuerdo del 2015 debe incluir:

  • Metas globales a largo plazo para lograr la eliminación gradual de todas las emisiones de combustibles fósiles y la introducción progresiva hacia un futuro basado en 100% energía renovable con acceso a energía sostenible para todos, lo más pronto posible, pero no más tarde del 2050.
  • Un compromiso colectivo para cambiar el apoyo del público (financiera y políticamente) de los combustibles fósiles hacia la resiliencia climática y un acceso universal y justo de la energía sostenible.
  • El establecimiento de objetivos globales para el financiamiento público.
  • Un acuerdo para considerar y establecer/desplegar nuevos instrumentos y canales para movilizar más financiamiento climático internacional de nuevas fuentes.
  • Un acuerdo para adoptar un sistema de Medición, Reporte y Verificación (MRV) para el financiamiento climático.
  • La decisión de tener un objetivo global de adaptación que sea ambicioso dentro del acuerdo del 2015. La COP también debe fomentar y promover la planificación de adaptación nacional y de acción en los países en desarrollo.
  • La COP debe adoptar un plan de trabajo fuerte de 2 años para el mecanismo de pérdidas y daños.
  • Una decisión de establecer un Grupo Coordinador de Capacitación (CBCB) en la COP 21 en París.
  • Un mayor rol para la sociedad civil en todos los mecanismos establecidos en la convención así como también en la implementación y el cumplimiento de los acuerdos. La sociedad civil local y otros grupos de interés deben participar activamente en el cumplimiento y los procesos de MRV en el nuevo acuerdo.
  • Tecnología - La COP debería recomendar al Consejo Asesor del Centro de Tecnología del Clima y Redes el tener en cuenta las siguientes actividades: proveer asesoramiento, apoyo y fortalecimiento de capacidades para los países en desarrollo, llevando a cabo evaluaciones de tecnologías nuevas y emergentes.

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CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, English

History was created when more than 400,000 people from all walks of life took to the streets of New York City in September to tell the world, ‘More Climate Action, Now’.  COP 20 in Lima must be the turning point for political will from governments to reflect these ambitious calls by people from across the world.

At COP 17, Governments agreed to the Durban platform for enhanced action.  Negotiations under the Durban platform will culminate in 2015 at COP 21 in Paris, where Parties are to agree to the next stage of a global climate agreement.

COP 20 in Lima holds the key to this next stage as it is set to define the parameters of this 2015 global agreement.  The Lima COP, guided by the strong momentum for greater climate action and the recent IPCC scientific assessment, needs to steer political will to deliver decisions on the shape, composition and ambition of the 2015 agreement.

As Lima will set the foundations for the outcomes in Paris, Climate Action Network presents its views on issues that need to be addressed at COP 20 in order to set the right foundation for the 2015 agreement.

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KEY DECISIONS TO BE TAKEN AT COP 20 -

FOR INCREASING PRE 2020 AMBITION ON MITIGATION AND FINANCE

  • COP 20 should urge all countries to revise their pre 2020 mitigation commitments and actions.
  • COP 20 should mandate ADP to develop a 2-year work plan from 2015-2017 with concrete steps on how the work to close the gap would be undertaken and how discussions would be translated into real actions.
  • COP 20 should enhance the TEMs with a new and increased mandate to focus not just on high potential mitigation actions but also on means of implementation for realizing these actions.
  •  COP 20 should capture contributions made, assess the adequacy of existing pledges, and discuss a future target level of annual contributions to the GCF to be reached, for example, by 2020.
  • COP 20 should decide that developed countries, and other countries in a position to do so, should continuously increase annual contributions to the GCF to reach the desired target level.
  • Ministers in Lima should agree to collectively draw up a global climate finance roadmap towards 2020 that will include information on (a) the scaling up of public finance through to 2020, (b) types and instruments of finance to be deployed, and (c) channels, sources and sectoral distribution between adaptation and mitigation, with a view to help ensure predictable and scaled up finance and intermediate milestones.
  • Ministers in Lima should reflect on more sustainable funding sources for the adaptation fund. Developed countries should use Lima to pledge at least $80 million to the adaptation fund.
  • The Structured Expert Dialogue (SED) should discuss the IPCC Synthesis report in light of ‘progress made towards achieving the ultimate objective of the convention’.
  • The Joint Contact Group (JCG) for the 2013-2015 Review should conclude that based on scientific evidence, pre 2020 actions as currently committed by governments are inadequate and should be revised.

DEFINING THE SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE 2015 AGREEMENT

Decision text on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) should include:

  • process to assess the adequacy and equitability of proposed INDCs in an ex-ante ambition assessment and equity review prior to COP 21.
  • Finance within the scope of INDCs.
  • Adaptation within INDCs, which could be voluntary though countries should be encouraged to put forward their adaptation contribution. Vulnerable developing countries should be supported in their preparation towards developing their contributions.
  • A greater role for civil society, local civil society and other stakeholders should be encouraged and empowered to assist in development of a nations’ INDC and countries should be encouraged to hold national consultations while preparing their INDCs.
  • A stipulation for countries to explain why the submitting country considers its contribution to be both adequate and equitable and therefore all countries should include information on equity indicators (adequacy, responsibility, capabilities, development need, adaptation need).

Decision text on elements of the 2015 agreement should include: 

  • Long term global goals of phasing out all fossil fuel emissions and to phase in a 100% renewable energy future with sustainable energy access for all, as early as possible, but not later than 2050.
  • A collective commitment to shift public support (finance and policy) away from fossil fuels towards climate resilience and universal and fair access to sustainable energy.
  • Establishment of global goals for public finance.
  • An agreement to consider and establish/deploy new instruments and channels to mobilise additional international climate finance from new sources.
  • An agreement to adopt a robust and honest Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for climate finance.
  • decision to have an ambitious global adaptation goal within the 2015 agreement. The COP should also encourage and promote national adaptation planning and action in developing countries.
  • COP should adopt a strong 2-year work plan for the Loss and Damage mechanism.
  • A decision to establish a Capacity Building coordinating Body (CBCB) at COP-21 in Paris.
  • An enhanced role for civil society within all mechanisms established under the convention and in the agreements’ implementation and enforcement. Local civil society and other stakeholders should be able to participate actively in compliance and MRV processes within the new agreement.
  • Technology - The COP should recommend to the Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network, to take into account the following activities: Providing advice, support and capacity building to developing country, conducting assessments of new and emerging technologies.

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CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris"

 

Excutive Summaries: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese 

History was created when more than 400,000 people from all walks of life took to the streets of New York City in September to tell the world, ‘More Climate Action, Now’.  COP 20 in Lima must be the turning point for political will from governments to reflect these ambitious calls by people from across the world.

At COP 17, Governments agreed to the Durban platform for enhanced action.  Negotiations under the Durban platform will culminate in 2015 at COP 21 in Paris, where Parties are to agree to the next stage of a global climate agreement.

COP 20 in Lima holds the key to this next stage as it is set to define the parameters of this 2015 global agreement.  The Lima COP, guided by the strong momentum for greater climate action and the recent IPCC scientific assessment, needs to steer political will to deliver decisions on the shape, composition and ambition of the 2015 agreement.

As Lima will set the foundations for the outcomes in Paris, Climate Action Network presents its views on issues that need to be addressed at COP 20 in order to set the right foundation for the 2015 agreement.

 

KEY DECISIONS TO BE TAKEN AT COP 20 -

FOR INCREASING PRE 2020 AMBITION ON MITIGATION AND FINANCE

  • COP 20 should urge all countries to revise their pre 2020 mitigation commitments and actions.
  • COP 20 should mandate ADP to develop a 2-year work plan from 2015-2017 with concrete steps on how the work to close the gap would be undertaken and how discussions would be translated into real actions.
  • COP 20 should enhance the TEMs with a new and increased mandate to focus not just on high potential mitigation actions but also on means of implementation for realizing these actions.
  •  COP 20 should capture contributions made, assess the adequacy of existing pledges, and discuss a future target level of annual contributions to the GCF to be reached, for example, by 2020.
  • COP 20 should decide that developed countries, and other countries in a position to do so, should continuously increase annual contributions to the GCF to reach the desired target level.
  • Ministers in Lima should agree to collectively draw up a global climate finance roadmap towards 2020 that will include information on (a) the scaling up of public finance through to 2020, (b) types and instruments of finance to be deployed, and (c) channels, sources and sectoral distribution between adaptation and mitigation, with a view to help ensure predictable and scaled up finance and intermediate milestones.
  • Ministers in Lima should reflect on more sustainable funding sources for the adaptation fund. Developed countries should use Lima to pledge at least $80 million to the adaptation fund.
  • The Structured Expert Dialogue (SED) should discuss the IPCC Synthesis report in light of ‘progress made towards achieving the ultimate objective of the convention’.
  • The Joint Contact Group (JCG) for the 2013-2015 Review should conclude that based on scientific evidence, pre 2020 actions as currently committed by governments are inadequate and should be revised.

DEFINING THE SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE 2015 AGREEMENT

Decision text on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) should include:

  • A process to assess the adequacy and equitability of proposed INDCs in an ex-ante ambition assessment and equity review prior to COP 21.
  • Finance within the scope of INDCs.
  • Adaptation within INDCs, which could be voluntary though countries should be encouraged to put forward their adaptation contribution. Vulnerable developing countries should be supported in their preparation towards developing their contributions.
  • A greater role for civil society, local civil society and other stakeholders should be encouraged and empowered to assist in development of a nations’ INDC and countries should be encouraged to hold national consultations while preparing their INDCs.
  • A stipulation for countries to explain why the submitting country considers its contribution to be both adequate and equitable and therefore all countries should include information on equity indicators (adequacy, responsibility, capabilities, development need, adaptation need).

Decision text on elements of the 2015 agreement should include: 

  • Long term global goals of phasing out all fossil fuel emissions and to phase in a 100% renewable energy future with sustainable energy access for all, as early as possible, but not later than 2050.
  • A collective commitment to shift public support (finance and policy) away from fossil fuels towards climate resilience and universal and fair access to sustainable energy.
  • Establishment of global goals for public finance.
  • An agreement to consider and establish/deploy new instruments and channels to mobilise additional international climate finance from new sources.
  • An agreement to adopt a robust and honest Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for climate finance.
  • A decision to have an ambitious global adaptation goal within the 2015 agreement. The COP should also encourage and promote national adaptation planning and action in developing countries.
  • COP should adopt a strong 2-year work plan for the Loss and Damage mechanism.
  • A decision to establish a Capacity Building coordinating Body (CBCB) at COP-21 in Paris.
  • An enhanced role for civil society within all mechanisms established under the convention and in the agreements’ implementation and enforcement. Local civil society and other stakeholders should be able to participate actively in compliance and MRV processes within the new agreement.
  • Technology - The COP should recommend to the Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network, to take into account the following activities: Providing advice, support and capacity building to developing country, conducting assessments of new and emerging technologies.

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CAN Submission on 2015 Agreement and Post-2020 Actions, November 12, 2014

 

While pre-2020 actions will determine a strong platform and foundation for the 2015 agreement, Governments are also deliberating on the shape, composition and ambition of the new agreement under work stream 1 of the ADP to come into action in 2020. Below are some of the issues CAN would like to see resolved by Governments at COP 20, in Lima.

KEY DECISIONS TO BE TAKEN AT COP 20 DEFINING THE SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE 2015 AGREEMENT

Decision text on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) should include:

  • A process to assess the adequacy and equitability of proposed INDCs in an ex-ante ambition assessment and equity review prior to COP 21.
  • Finance within the scope of INDCs.
  • Adaptation within INDCs, which could be voluntary though countries should be encouraged to put forward their adaptation contribution. Vulnerable developing countries should be supported in their preparation towards developing their contributions.
  • A greater role for civil society, local civil society and other stakeholders should be encouraged and empowered to assist in development of a nations’ INDC and countries should be encouraged to hold national consultations while preparing their INDCs.
  • A stipulation for countries to explain why the submitting country considers its contribution to be both adequate and equitable and therefore all countries should include information on equity indicators (adequacy, responsibility, capabilities, development need, adaptation need).

Decision text on elements of the 2015 agreement should include: 

  • Long term global goals of phasing out all fossil fuel emissions and to phase in a 100% renewable energy future with sustainable energy access for all, as early as possible, but not later than 2050.
  • A collective commitment to shift public support (finance and policy) away from fossil fuels towards climate resilience and universal and fair access to sustainable energy.
  • Establishment of global goals for public finance.
  • An agreement to consider and establish/deploy new instruments and channels to mobilize additional international climate finance from new sources.
  • An agreement to adopt a robust and honest Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for climate finance.
  • A decision to have an ambitious global adaptation goal within the 2015 agreement. The COP should also encourage and promote national adaptation planning and action in developing countries.
  • COP should adopt a strong 2-year work plan for the Loss and Damage mechanism.
  • A decision to establish a Capacity Building coordinating Body (CBCB) at COP-21 in Paris.
  • An enhanced role for civil society within all mechanisms established under the convention and in the agreements’ implementation and enforcement. Local civil society and other stakeholders should be able to participate actively in compliance and MRV processes within the new agreement.
  • Technology - The COP should recommend to the Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network, to take into account the following activities: Providing advice, support and capacity building to developing country, conducting assessments of new and emerging technologies.

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A parable for our time

Far back in the mists of time, Parties agreed on a Durban Platform. Concerned that the train of negotiations might leave the station and quickly gather speed, Parties proceeded to have a two-year “contemplation phase” in an effort to stay on track.

They then decided to go into a “workshop phase” where they were expected to express their basic desires to their benign and all-knowing spiritual guides. These guides would then translate these desires into suitable language for polite company before presenting them to the outside world. But some of the travellers began to complain that they preferred their own words, however unrefined and divergent.

The language of the much-anticipated central covenant of all the peoples was given special treatment, since agreement was not needed immediately. It was particularly elevated and deliberately vague, so that the travellers would not begin to bicker over the details. But some began to rebel against the ritualistic debates and increasingly frustrating attempts to discover exactly what others were talking about, and what they might be able to agree on once they had to make decisions.

More of them started putting forward their own versions of the covenant. Though the guides paid little attention to their crude efforts, they did generously offer the possibility of going into a side carriage on their own and return with more worthy offerings. But they never said what fate would await these offerings.

Meanwhile in the main carriage, the travellers continued to offer up their modest ideas, in the hope the guides would find some of them worthy to put into their non-covenant. But most of them looked in vain for a true representation.

However, the words of one wise traveler resonated from beyond the dawn of time: “Discussions in the absence of negotiations cannot prosper.”

Then began a clamour for true negotiations –to engage with the actual words of their fellow travellers, and not the words of the guides. More and more of them made this demand, but fearful of the consequences if the travellers became too aware of the real divisions among them, the guides preferred to hold to their more refined version as long as possible…

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