IIED update from Bangkok Climate Change Conference
This week is the UNFCCC extraordinary session on climate change in Bangkok, Thailand. IIED principal researcher Achala Abeysinghe has suggested that it is one of the last opportunities to negotiate the rules needed to put the Paris Agreement on track.
In two recent blogs, transparency requirements and operational guidelines for the Paris Agreement were examined. Read the blogs and find further related reading below:
Tshewang Dorji, Transparency negotiator for the Least Developed Countries Group and Deputy Chief Environment Officer of the National Environment Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan discusses why transparency requirements need to work for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Negotiating transparency for the Paris deal: next stop, Bangkok.
Achala Abeysinghe says this week’s UN climate talks need to make progress on agreeing the operational guidelines or ‘rulebook’ for the Paris Agreement – a vital step towards putting the climate deal into practice, in Governments must move to formal negotiations in Bangkok and start shaping the final rulebook.
IIED's Clare Shakya says, 'if the poorest countries are to get a fair deal, the Bangkok climate negotiations need to move forward in concrete terms with enough time for those issues that have made less progress and tackling the links between issues discussed in different tracks.'