Day 11: Almost There

  • Draft shortened again to 27 pages — and 48 brackets down from 316
  • Deadline will be Saturday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. Paris time (3 a.m. EST) — pushed back from Friday at 6 p.m. (12 p.m. EST)
  • The new draft limits global temperature increase to “well below 2° C” and, if possible, below 1.5° C, which is a victory for vulnerable nations
  • Differentiation between developed and developing nations and transparency monitoring systems remain unresolved
  • Progress on ratcheting mechanisms (nations will meet in 2019 to prepare for 5-year ratcheting cycles), financing (developed nations will finance a floor of $100 billion for developing nations), and loss and damage (rich countries may recompense poorer ones for climate change damages)
  • The U.N. Momentum for Change initiative gave awards to 16 Lighthouse Activities for addressing climate change in innovative, scalable, and replicable ways

Article of the Day: “It’s crunch time…” http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/10/opinions/sutter-cop21-final-preview/

*Behind the Scenes: http://blogs.un.org/blog/2015/12/10/behind-the-scenes-of-the-un-climate-conference-in-paris/#sthash.naWQJkQu.nPFyudhZ.dpbs

Clear analysis of Dec. 10 Draft: http://www.carbonbrief.org/cop21-five-things-to-look-out-for-in-the-final-paris-text

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Day 11: Almost There

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