Category: Organization

CMA – Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement

CMA is the short form for the group of the countries who have signed and ratified the Paris Agreement. The full name of this governing body is “Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement”. Meetings of this group are numbered and called “CMA1” etc. The first meeting of the …

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High Ambition Coalition

The High Ambition Coalition logotype. Source: Miguel Arias Cañete on twitter (@MAC_europa)

During the UN climate negotiations (and sometimes other UN meetings) countries join together in groups to achieve greater power. The “High Ambition Coalition” is such a group, and was first seen at COP21 in Paris. Its members are a bit unclear, with claims ranging from all 28 EU countries, USA and another 79 countries, mainly poor …

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Fossil Free

Fossil Free is a campaign by US American organization 350.org asking institutions and companies to stop investing in fossil fuels. The campaign is run by various national and local groups, such as Fossil Free Sweden and Fossil Free Berlin. The asks of the campaign are: Immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies Divest …

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UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFCCC logotype. Source: UNFCCC flickr

UNFCCC is the climate convention under the United Nations, signed by practically all countries in the world. It is an international treaty aiming at avoiding dangerous climate change. The convention was adopted in Rio de Janeiro 1992. The formal name is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, but most often the abbreviation UNFCCC is used. …

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