Does the global aviation emissions agreement sustain the momentum of the Paris agreement? Or does it detract from it?

  • Posted on 20th October 2016
Does the global aviation emissions agreement sustain the momentum of the Paris agreement? Or does it detract from it?

On 6 October, a new acronym was introduced to the world of aviation and climate change. CORSIA – the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation – is the outcome of what many in the aviation industry have described as an “historic agreement” to tackle the burgeoning problem of aviation emissions.   This article considers whether it is as…

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International Climate Change: What does next week’s conference in Lima hold?

  • Posted on 27th November 2014
International Climate Change: What does next week’s conference in Lima hold?

On 1 December representatives of the 196 parties (member countries) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will gather in Lima for the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) international meeting. The climate negotiations have in recent years – especially since the conspicuous failure of parties at Copenhagen in 2009 to agree an international treaty – tended to…

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Exploring the Critical Features of a Global Agreement to Tackle Deforestation

  • Posted on 8th October 2014
Exploring the Critical Features of a Global Agreement to Tackle Deforestation

The issue of deforestation and forest degradation, as explained in our previous analysis piece, has to be addressed urgently by donor and tropical forest countries alike. At present, these governments face the challenge of creating new regulatory frameworks to protect the world’s tropical forests. This, however, cannot be achieved without the collaboration of the private sector, a non-state actor which…

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Talking Climate Change; Protecting Tropical Forests

  • Posted on 12th September 2014
Talking Climate Change; Protecting Tropical Forests

Deforestation, the “direct, human-induced conversion of forested land to non-forested land”, as defined by the UNFCCC, and forest degradation, are one of the greatest challenges of our time. As the Global Canopy Programme (GCP) reports, tropical forests cover approximately 7% of global land area and provide habitat for at least half of the world’s biodiversity. However, they are currently experiencing…

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