Non-state actors may not be Parties to the UNFCCC but they still play an important role in international climate politics. The Lima-Paris Action Agenda was an important milestone to strengthen Party - non-state actors collaboration. The Marrakech Partnership institutionalises cooperation.
What is MockCOP 26? Read on to find out! ClimaTalk speaks with Mock COP26 activist Kelo Uchendu about his involvement. Mock COP hopes to not only host their ministerial summit, but showcase ‘My Climate Reality’, a virtual reality project in which youth on the front lines of the climate crisis can share their stories with UN leaders during the November conference.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publishes two annual flagship reports assessing the global advance in two of the main topics of the Paris Agreement: Mitigation and Adaptation. Both reports are coordinated by UNEP DTU Partnership with its office in Denmark, a partnership between the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Read on for an overview of the Adaptation and the Emissions Gap Reports.
Educating people about climate change is at the heart of ClimaTalk’s mission. So, what can we learn from Cindy Forde, founder of Planetari? This education platform is aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals, equipping children with more information to understand climate change. Read on to learn more!
Going to a COP? Not sure how to plan? Read on! Make sure you work out where you can access, and don’t feel shy about attending negotiations. Have the confidence to strike up conversations and network with other attendees!
See how youth voices are having an impact on policy-making, for example with the G7 summit. Y7 even had confirmation from the PM that their campaigning resulted in mental health being included on the G7 communique.
Mounting youth participation in policy, in 2009 the UNFCCC recognised young people as an official observer constituency called YOUNGO. YOUNGO has been a fully recognised organisation since COP17. YOUNGO currently counts over 5,500 members and 200 youth-run NGOs from around the world, including Climate Now and All for a Better Climate.
The UN’s REDD+ programme aims to curb carbon emissions by incentivising countries to protect their forestry resources. However, this is a complex task, and REDD+ has been subject to significant criticism. In this article, Vincent explains how the programme works in practice, and discusses some of the challenges it faces.