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May 3, 2018 - 8:18pm

In the GST negotiations, Parties have set themselves the task of better organizing their thoughts as currently captured in the co-facilitators’ informal document. One way of doing this would be through clarity on which issues should be dealt with in separate work streams, and which should be considered cross-cutting and thus should be dealt with under all work streams.


May 3, 2018 - 8:16pm

ECO, like all of you, wants a strong, robust, and flexible enhanced transparency framework.


May 3, 2018 - 8:14pm

Parties have started to develop roadmap and timeframe to take forward Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA). Parties surely need no reminder that climate action under the Paris Agreement will kick off in 2020, and that agriculture will be one of the key components for many countries’ NDCs in adaptation and mitigation....

May 3, 2018 - 8:12pm

ECO was pleasantly surprised with yesterday’s country announcements on long-term strategies (LTS) during the opening plenary session of the Talanoa Dialogue. AILAC and the EU both clearly marked LTS as solutions for tackling climate change.

May 3, 2018 - 8:10pm

Ludwig is well known to be a lover of modern art, especially of Andy Warhol, who famously said that “art is what you can get away with.” Consequently, he was delighted to see that Australia obviously sha

May 3, 2018 - 8:08pm

The writing is on the wall – we need finance and (non-insurance) financial instruments to address loss and damage!


The COP has given the ExCom a clear mandate to use the Suva Expert Dialogue (SED) to work on enhancing finance (and other means of support) for vulnerable countries and communities.


May 3, 2018 - 8:06pm

While raising ambition has become the buzzword at the UNFCCC talks, ECO would like to encourage Parties to consider a more comprehensive definition of ambition. What if we measured successful climate action not only from a quantitative perspective (e.g.  measured in tons of greenhouse gases and Dollars for climate finance?), but also from a qualitative perspective (e.g.