COP21

News

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) this morning published a letter to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, setting out the implications of the Paris Agreement for the Fifth Carbon Budget. The Committee provided its advice to Government on the recommended...

Blog post

It won’t have escaped your notice that on the 12 December 2015, in the Le Bourget Conference Centre on the outskirts of Paris, a historic climate deal, involving 196 countries, was secured at COP21. Fast forward 131 days and world leaders are descending on New York for the Paris Agreement...
This blog was written by Thomas Spitz who is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund . It was Tim Dixon ’s challenging task to set the scene and restore a positive atmosphere amongst...
As at previous COPs, the distribution of the final text, which had been through two weeks of negotiations, and the convening of the final plenary session was delayed…and delayed…BUT on the evening of the 12 December 2015, Laurent Fabius, the French Minister for Foreign Affairs and the COP21 President, brought...
The rest of my week at COP21 flew by in a blur of meetings, side events and trying to keep on top of things back at the office - and so this, my latest blog, is way overdue! On Thursday 3 December I spent some time exploring Hall 3 of...
This blog comes with a jargon warning but I hope you’ll still read on… As I signed off yesterday’s instalment, I mentioned that I would be spending time following up the negotiations and how they are progressing here in Paris. Well I managed to do a bit and caught-up on...
I was bursting with enthusiasm this morning for my second day at COP21. I now knew how to get to Le Bourget. And having done a reccie yesterday evening, was familiar with the layout of the conference centre (even if Obama delayed me by two hours!). Pas de problem! It...
After a delay due to bad weather, I landed in Paris this afternoon, and once I’d dumped my bags at my hotel, I began to negotiate my way to the COP21 conference centre. The COP is being held at the Parc Des Expositions in Le Bourget, a suburb of Paris,...
It is the eve of the first day of the long awaited 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Christiana Figueres (Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC) has just tweeted that Angola are the 184th country to submit their Intended Nationally...