ECO has been hearing very positive reviews from Sunday`s Talanoa Dialogues, even from some erstwhile Talanoa skeptics. The good feelings, positive dynamics and constructive engagement can’t all have been the effect of the kava. Concerns that issues of equity, finance and pre-2020 responsibilities would be pushed aside have not born out.
ECO 9, SB48, English
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ECO was sat for seven long days patiently listening to questions and comments by Parties. But then, it appears the light appeared and ECO was delighted to see progress on article 6 with a revised note (though still just draft elements) presented yesterday morning by the SBSTA co-chairs. ECO would like to draw the attention of negotiators to three key aspects coming out of SB48:
ECO is excited by the progress to a “navigation tool” as the 160+ page text for NDCs was a bit unwieldy.
One of the most celebrated outcomes of COP23 was the operationalization of Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Platform (LCIPP). ECO congratulates Parties for establishing a path to enable the UNFCCC to improve recognition of the perspectives and rights of Indigenous Peoples and their importance for climate action.
The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) told parties in the Talanoa Dialogue they need to step up and enhance their climate ambition before 2020. ECO is wondering if this plea was heard?
ECO has mixed feelings about the outcome of this session on Global Stocktake.
On one hand it was encouraging to see progress on the “informal note” but on the other it was also disappointing that Parties didn’t seem ready to get to the fundamental discussion.