What could draft decisions that the AF shall serve the Paris Agreement look like? Could you review the draft CMP and CMA decisions, comment and advise on any critical issue? In addition, could you have an overall look at the text to see if anything is missing, or suggest any improvements? Summary: In my view, […]

How can commitments under Art.8 para.3 (to enhance… and… support) be monitored and assessed through the global stocktake? What additional rules/procedures/decisions relating to the global stocktake may facilitate parties’ efforts under Art.8 and/or strengthen the WIM? Advice: 1. How can commitments to enhance understanding, action and …

How likely is it that REDDplus (or REDD+) can be registered as a trademark in the US? Who can object? What would this mean for the use of the term by others? Advice: 1. How likely it is – in your view – that the application will be approved? The application has been initially refused […]

1. As the so-called “Paris Rulebook” will be adopted as a series of CMA decisions, what will be its legal status? Does the fact that the Rulebook will need to be implemented nationally give it a different legal status than “normal” COP decisions?  2. Given that the Paris Rulebook will take the form of a COP decision, […]

What procedural remedies are available to Parties who assert that another party does not act in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement? Advice: There have been indications that the US might revise its nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement downwards. Subsequently, the US president announced the country’s withdrawal …