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COP26: Climate Loss & Damage

By Sara Seck and Meinhard Doelle The focus of attention in climate negotiations has long been on mitigation and the need for decarbonization, with adaptation and finance receiving increased attention in recent years. Serious attention to loss and damage arising from climate change is long overdue: yet despite efforts by those states and communities that […]

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Observer participation in the wake of COP26: the role of human rights law

By Nicola Sharman In the months leading up to COP26, the UK presidency repeatedly committed to make it the ‘most inclusive COP ever’. Yet this promise of inclusivity was far from delivered. Lack of representation of those most affected by climate change and exclusion of observers from negotiation rooms led many civil society groups to […]

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Access to Information Climate Change Climate In/Justice International Law

Keeping the “circus” in for a chance of a transparent and ambitious COP26

By Maria Alejandra Aguilar and Azul Schvartzman Open negotiations, observers and civil society are key to  the global climate agenda at the upcoming COP26. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process has two main pillars: consensus and transparency in decision making. The consensus part is well known to everyone who follows the […]