Category Archives: UNFCCC

Carbon Pulse quotes IETA’s Dirk Forrister and DeMarco Allan’s Lisa DeMarco on the state of the Paris COP negotiations


Carbon Pulse quotes IETA’s Dirk Forrister and DeMarco Allan’s Lisa DeMarco on the state of the Paris COP negotiations. See excerpt below: A compromise on markets in the Paris agreement is “within reach”, IETA boss Dirk Forrister told reporters in Paris Friday. Thursday evening’s draft text, which included still [bracketed] text on cooperative approaches and a market mechanism, has the backing ... Read More »

Lisa DeMarco featured in Footprint News


Lisa DeMarco, who is currently attending the COP21 in Paris, was recently featured in Footprint News, an environmental compliance news for business, excerpted below: Paris deal to have clear legal language The agreement forged at the Paris climate talks – formally known as the Paris conference of parties (COP) – will be the first since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to include a ... Read More »

Momentum Builds on the Path to Paris: Papal Encyclical and Dutch Court Demand Greater Climate Action


June 25, 2015 As the international community prepares to negotiate a global agreement on climate change at COP21/CMP11 this December in Paris, two institutions have recently taken unprecedented actions to help build momentum, calling for swift and ambitious action. Last week, Pope Francis issued a wide-ranging teaching letter calling for unified global action on climate change and the environment. And ... Read More »

Canada and Ontario set mid-term GHG Reduction Targets


Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced today that Canada will cut its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. This would reduce total emissions to approximately 524 megatons CO2-equivalent, representing a 27.8% reduction below 2013 emissions levels and a 14.5% reduction below 1990 emissions levels. In comparison to Canada’s 2030 target, Ontario’s recently-announced 2030 emissions target of 37% below 1990 levels is ... Read More »

UN Climate Talks in Lima Further Countries Along Bumpy Road to a Global Agreement in 2015

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The 20th yearly Conference of the Parties (“COP 20”) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) ran December 1-12, 2014 in Lima, Peru. It also served as the 10th session of the Meeting of the Parties (“CMP”) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The UNFCCC was adopted in 1992 and sets out a framework for action aimed at stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse ... Read More »