UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

THE TECHNICAL, DIVERGENT AND “INFORMAL” NEGOTIATION WEEK

Monday, 13th  November 2017 | after the opening ceremony on Monday, 6th  November 2017, negotiations got underway in all the organs. The organs aimed at finalizing issues on the pre-2020 discussions and further deliberate on the operationalization of the Paris Agreement (for the post-2020 era). The first week was characterized by being more technical whereby procedures were as important as contents. Also, there were more divergence in views from the Parties on the negotiations which has led to most (if not all) being done in informal consultation modality. This issue provides a summary of key negotiations areas that FORUMCC is following:

Climate Finance and Adaptation:

Long-term Finance (Pre-2020 and Post 2020 period): discussions were made on the long-term finance in terms of accessibility of finance resources and sustainability and predictability of financial flows with African Group calling for decisions to ensure the three key issues. The African Group also called for guidance to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) to be in line with the eligibility criteria laid down in the Convention and Paris Agreement. Unfortunately, discussion on setting new quantified finance goal (for post-2020 period) was not made during the week.

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