Prayer

[caption id="attachment_18084" align="alignleft" width="150"] Copyright Elizabeth Perry, used with permission[/caption] On Saturday, negotiators agreed a draft text for a Paris outcome, which ministers will now have the responsibility of turning into the final agreement. It's a first step - but there's a lot of work to...

[caption id="attachment_18076" align="alignleft" width="150"] Copyright: Isabel Carter[/caption] Today is 'Action Day' at the Paris climate talks. The main 'action' of the day will be the delivery of a draft text that can go to ministers for further negotiation next week. The deadline for its delivery is twelve...

[caption id="attachment_18069" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photograph by Isabel Carter, reproduced with permission[/caption] Today’s meetings include the topic of financing climate action and, in particular, of drawing in private finance for green development. A key financial issue will be providing sufficient funding to enable lower-income countries to adapt...

[caption id="attachment_18061" align="alignleft" width="150"] Martie Swart, Flickr, under Creative Commons License[/caption] Cooperation is needed if we are going to get a just, ambitious and binding agreement at Paris. We've seen some examples of cooperation already this week. Some of the countries most vulnerable to climate impacts have joined together...

Yesterday saw many developments both in the Leaders Event and in side events. Today, the 1st of December, the actual COP negotiating sessions start. In addition the Lima Paris Action Agenda, which brings together state and non-state actors for cooperative action around key issues, will hold events...

Today is the opening of the UN climate conference. Much attention will be focused on the Leaders Event: 150 Heads of State and Government are expected to attend the negotiations, with more than 140 making statements. The day also contains a High-Level Segment,at which ministers and other heads of...