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OPINION: On the road to Paris – spotlight on the legal issues

Only six months remain before governments gather this December in Paris to reach a new international climate change agreement. The legal form of the new agreement is of paramount importance and progress on this issue must begin in earnest at United Nations meetings in Bonn, Germany this month, says Illari Aragon of the Legal Response Initiative. [more...]

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REPORT: Revised guide helps LDCs and SIDS navigate ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)’

CDKN and Ricardo-AEA have revised their popular Guide to INDCs, which helps countries prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for the UNFCCC. This new edition of May 2015 has been revised following stakeholder discussions and includes new material for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) - in addition to its original focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Now also in French and Spanish. [more...]