Posts filed under UN Climate Talks 2015

Ben Abraham: What next?

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.

Posted on March 17, 2016 and filed under UN Climate Talks 2015.

Mattea Mrkusic: Opinion: Pacific Voices on Climate Displacement

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.

Posted on December 8, 2015 and filed under UN Climate Talks 2015, Institute Updates.