COP 19 11-22 November

COP 19

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has a critical role to play in ramping up global action. Parties need to come to COP 19 in Warsaw prepared to work from day one. With little more than two years left before the deadline for a new climate agreement and for global emissions to have peaked in terms of the science, we cannot afford 2013 to be another lost year for climate action.

In Warsaw WWF expects parties to:

  • Agree to concrete steps to close the pre-2020 emissions gap.
  • Set up an independent expert process on equity tasked with proposing an equity reference framework.
  • Devote high-level political energy to mobilizing climate finance, and ensure that a clear trajectory is agreed at COP 19 for scaling up public finance towards US$ 100 billion per annum by 2020.
  • Agree on a roadmap for the 2015 agreement.
Warsaw must mark a turning point for the climate negotiations. It must bring the “contemplation phase” to a decisive and productive end. It must produce concrete outcomes on how to close the pre-2020 mitigation gap, a road map for scaling up finance to 2020, and a plan for reaching a new legal agreement in 2015. Anything short of this will set us up for failure.
The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in Warsaw, Poland, from November 11 to November 22 2013.

COP 19 Conference

Policy Expectation for COP19
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WWF expectations for REDD+ at COP 19

WWF calls on Parties to the 19th Conference of the Parties to -COP 19 to finalize REDD+ design elements and to work on the financial architecture to deliver results-based payments, specifically to:

  • Work collaboratively and positively to address differences and commit with ambition to progress the building of a REDD+ mechanism that benefits people and nature.
  • Reach an agreement on the technical assessment for Reference Levels or Reference Emission Levels.
  • Provide guidelines for measuring, reporting and verifying of REDD+.
  • Progress the results-based finance architecture elements of REDD+ to ensure support for all phases of REDD+.
  • Integrate REDD+ within the broader climate architecture.

Useful COP19 Documents

WWF offical spokespeople

  • Samantha Smith
    Leader, WWF Global Climate and Energy Initiative

    Tasneem Essop

    Head of Delegation, WWF Global Climate and Energy Initiative

    Mandy Jean Woods

    Head of COP19 Communications

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