1. Can you confirm the interpretation that committees are in fact SBs for the purpose of Art 7.2? If this is the case, how do they differ from the more familiar subsidiary bodies: SBI and SBSTA? 2. Does this mean that there is no automatic hierarchy of ‘committees’ as sitting beneath SBSTA and SBI except […]

1. Can the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund Board become the Board to manage a future fund under the Convention as well? Are there any legal barriers under international law to do this? 2. As the US has not ratified the Protocol would this be an obstacle? 3. Are there other options? 1. Use of the […]

How would the legal text look like to ensure that finance commitments by developed countries to support mitigation and adaptation in developing countries  are additional to resources developed countries provide to meet their existing Overseas Development Assistance commitments (to provide 0.7% of their GNI as aid)?  Are there precedents that can be …

The Doha Climate Change Conference (COP18) culminated on Saturday 8 December 2012 with the adoption of the ‘Doha Climate Gateway’, a set of decisions adopted by near universal acclamation related to amendments to the Kyoto Protocol (the KP Decision), the closure of the Ad-­‐hoc Working Group on Long-­‐term Cooperative Action (AWG-­‐LCA) …