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Climate diplomacy

We have 20 items tagged with ‘Climate diplomacy’.
  • World flags flying

    COP26 hangs in the balance if G20 fails to show solidarity with climate-vulnerable countries by delivering action

    This week, G20 ministers come together for two major meetings. Following commitments they made to climate-vulnerable countries at the Climate and Development Ministerial in March, Alex Scott and Ebony Holland reflect on progress to date and how critical it will be for the G20 to maintain momentum and fill the gaps left by the G7

    8 July 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • Five people sitting on a table delivering a presentation

    Challenges for climate diplomacy during a pandemic

    International decisions taken this year will shape outcomes for climate, nature and people. COVID-19 challenges the processes for making these decisions, with virtual engagement presenting fundamental barriers to vulnerable countries’ abilities to participate

    25 March 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • Hordes of journalists gather at a packed press conference to listen to the High Ambition Coalition in Paris in 2015

    Climate diplomacy in the age of Trump: updating our theory of change

    We're incorporating feedback to sharpen our theory of how the Least Developed Countries can extend their influence in international climate change decision making

    11 April 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Cecilia Silva and Carla Silva Pompilio from Angola, browsing through ‘Becoming a UNFCCC delegate’, Marrakech, November 2017 (Photo: Janna Tenzing/IIED)

    Building the capacity of LDCs to engage in the UNFCCC negotiations

    Our efforts to strengthen the capabilities of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group in the UN climate talks involved participating in training workshops and strategy meetings, informing the negotiations through research, and developing toolkits for new delegates

    28 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • UNFCCC negotiations session, Bonn, May 2017 (Photo Janna Tenzing/IIED)

    Facilitating better representation of LDCs in the UNFCCC process

    Our participation support helps least developed countries in their efforts to increase their representation and engage fully and meaningfully in the UN climate talks

    28 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • Workshop participants will hear from senior LDC climate negotiator Mamadou Honadia, who headed Burkina Faso's delegation to the 2016 UN climate summit (Image: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Building climate negotiation skills for African officials

    Officials from African countries will have the opportunity to increase their climate negotiation skills at two training workshops in Dakar this June.

    31 May 2017 | News | Climate change
  • Approximately 80 heads of state and government attended the UN climate change conference in Marrakech in November 2016 (Photo: UNclimatechange, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    How can the poorest increase the influence of their climate diplomacy? 

    We've developed a theory of change to better understand how the Least Developed Countries can influence international decisions on climate action. Is our theory up to the job? We want to hear from you

    19 January 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the UN, Kunzang Choden Namgyel, signs the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (Photo: Amanda Voisard, UN Photo)

    Lessons in climate diplomacy from Ethiopia and Bhutan 

    IIED has been examining how two of the world's poorest nations are playing a leading role in the climate diplomacy needed to define the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement

    27 October 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Francophone negotiators sitting around a table (Photo: UNITAR)

    Climate change negotiation skills: training for LDC negotiators

    In a recent workshop, participants from Least Developed Countries learned about the mechanics of climate negotiations, tackled complex terminology and discussed how to resolve conflict situations that can arise during multilateral talks

    28 July 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Prime Minister David Cameron has helped the UK provide global leadership on addressing climate change. But he has decided to resign after the European Union referendum vote, and there are fears that the UK will become more insular (Photo: Russell Watkins/DFID, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Ten ways the UK can maintain international leadership on climate change

    The UK must take action to reinforce its place as an international leader in climate change despite uncertainty posed by Brexit

    1 July 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry, pictured with chairperson of the African Union, Abdel Aziz, is opposing African countries' desire for a legally binding agreement at COP21 (via Google Images licence)

    Message to Secretary of State John Kerry: a legally binding treaty in Paris is essential

    In response to comments from the US Secretary of State, Achala Abeysinghe sets out nine key reasons why the Paris climate agreement must be legally binding

    13 November 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • US President Barack Obama during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 2014. Bilateral meetings are a key part of climate diplomacy (Photo: US Embassy, The Hague, Creative Commmons, via Flickr)

    Climate diplomacy: a beginner's guide

    While COP21 in Paris is the crucial summit where a climate change agreement could be reached, it will be the culmination of ongoing climate diplomacy between different states. Brianna Craft looks at what's involved

    13 October 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Group of people posing for a picture in front on a building

    Helping poorest nations engage in climate diplomacy

    Reaching equitable outcomes for the poorest countries through international decision-making processes involves more than attending formal negotiations. IIED works to support least developed countries (LDCs) increase the influence of their climate diplomacy.

    26 November 2014 | Project | Climate change
  • The island state of Tuvalu is profoundly threatened by climate change. Tuvalu’s Prime Minister announced plans to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020. He was one of several LDC leaders to announce climate action.  (Photo: Tomoaki Inaba)

    Bold climate pledges from the Least Developed Countries

    The Gambia's Special Climate Envoy, Pa Osman Jarju, reflects on the Least Developed Countries (LDC) leadership at the UN Climate Summit

    28 September 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A host of government leaders made pledges at the 2015 UN Climate Summit hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (Photos: Saleemul Huq/IIED)

    A week that may change the world

    It's been a busy week for IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq, with plenty of action unfolding on the climate change front in New York. Here he provides an inside look into what transpired, and some reflections on how the recent events may impact upcoming climate negotiations

    25 September 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • More than 300,000 marched in New York to call for action on climate change (Photo: John Minchillo)

    People power applies climate pressure

    People around the world are putting increasing pressure on world leaders to take action on climate change, as demonstrated by this week’s climate march in New York

    23 September 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Marchers, including Saleemul Huq, at the New York climate change march (Photos: IIED)

    Huq hails People's Climate march ahead of UN summit

    IIED's senior fellow, Saleemul Huq, has hailed the success of Sunday's People's Climate march in New York

    23 September 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Heads of government will pledge action on climate change at the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September (Image: UN)

    Leaders take note: There are two sides to the climate change coin

    It is clear that the long-term solution to climate change lies in weaning the global economy off fossil fuels and onto a cleaner and more sustainable energy pathway in every country. But it is also clear that climate change is already wreaking havoc around the globe and that, in the short term, the world's poorest and most vulnerable people need urgent support

    18 September 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Gambia has appointed Pa Ousman Jarju as Special Climate Envoy. His appointment shows Gambia's commitment to effective climate diplomacy (Photo: Global Environment Facility)

    Engaging in climate diplomacy – policy pointers from an LDC

    Effective climate diplomacy can help Least Developed Countries make sure their interests are reflected in international negotiation outcomes

    7 August 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Group of people talking in a circle

    Providing on-demand legal, technical and strategic advice to the Least Developed Countries Group

    IIED works to strengthen the position of least developed countries (LDCs) in international climate negotiations and related global forums. We do this by providing real-time legal, technical and strategic advice and research support to the LDC Group in the UNFCCC process. We collaborate directly with the LDC chair and members of the LDC Group's core team of negotiators in delivering our work.

    18 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
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