As inside jokes from COP21 begin to grow old and climate change negotiation enthusiasts return to normal sleep cycles the inevitable question of "what next?" has begun to take centre stage. Here are a few things to watch out for in 2016 across the three broad areas of the intergovernmental process, climate action, and the civil society movement.
This was always the road through Paris rather than the road to Paris, which means that New Zealand must commit to the long term goal and increase its climate ambition.
Thursday afternoon. For the last twenty-four hours COP has been a pressure cooker. Negotiators have been working around the clock; observers are slowly going insane. We have run out of things do to so we wait, build a fortress out of couches, refresh Twitter and lap up any new information.
This is Esau Sinnok & Itinterunga Rae Bainteiti from the island's of Shishmaref in the Arctic and Kiribati in the Pacific. They live at different latitudes and very different temperatures, but they share a similar community based lifestyle.
Today our COP21 delegate Kya Lal was published by The Verb on the current negotiating positions of the Pacific AOSIS bloc.
Mattea Mrkusic had a comment featured on a recent Al Jazeera Stream episode discussing climate change in the Pacific Islands.
We’re bleary-eyed, brandishing banners in the early morning light. Rae Bainteiti, a 25-year-old youth delegate from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, jokes that this might be the first and last winter he’ll wear a puffer jacket in the Parisian cold. Stepping towards the press encircling our demonstration, he addresses the crowd in a suddenly serious tone. “Our lives,” he says, “are not negotiable.” As true as that may be, in the plenary rooms beyond, ministers are putting brackets around his future.
Our COP21 delegates Kya Raina Lal and Mattea Mrkusic recently spoke to Veronika Meduna from RNZ, heres what they had to say. This post originally appeared on The Wireless.