CAN Position: Intermediate Review of the Doha Work Programme on Article 6, Febuary 2016

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CAN welcomes the opportunity to provide its views on the intermediate review of the Doha Work Programme on Article 6 . CAN considers the elements addressed by the Work Programme are essential for the implementation of effective climate policies. As its member organizations are involved on a day-to-day basis in activities related to the six thematic areas of the Work Programme at the local, national and international level, CAN reiterates its commitment to support its implementation.

We are encouraged by the adoption of the Lima Ministerial Declaration on Education and Awareness-raising at COP-20 and by the commitment affirmed by parties in article 12 of the Paris Agreement to enhance the implementation of activities related to the six thematic areas of the Work Programme. Additionally, we have noted the commitment expressed by many parties in their INDCs to enhance climate education and public participation. We believe that these references provide an unequivocal mandate to strengthen the implementation of the Doha Work Programme in order to support the implementation of climate policies. We recall the elements identified by parties during the 40th session of the SBI as initial input to the intermediate review and remain convinced of the pertinence of these elements.

In order to strengthen the implementation of the Doha Work Programme we offer the following recommendations outlined in this submission.

 

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