Monday, 30 November 2015

Paris Climate Change conference recommended academic resources

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 is being held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. 

Official websites.
The official website has agendas, documents,  decisions and webcasts. 
On the left of the home page there are some very useful links to basic treaties, documents and process information.
The Paris organisers have a twitter account with the latest news.

National governments and international bodies
UK government website with information for citizens
the House of Commons Library have also prepared an excellent briefing
European Commission work on climate change OECD documents and policy on climate change
UNDP video   and UNDP policy and documents
 IEA document on energy and climate change 2015
NATO Parliamentary assembly 
World Meterological organization statement on temperatures and climate

News coverage.
find out why the conference matters in this BBC short video  
more updates and detailed analysis can also be obtained from the News website
Nature magazine 
New York Times EurActiv

Declarations form interest groups and campaigners.
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
The Women's Earth & Climate Action Network
Shift Project 

Green Alliance ( Christian Aid, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, RSPB, and WWF) 

Academic research and analysis
Brookings Institution
World Resources Institute
Includes some papers with suggestions on the legal text
The Conversation blog 
Chatham House calls for lowering meat consumption
Grantham Institute LSE

Looking for articles and reports
Eldis has lots of links to free reports and documents
LSE subscriptions include: Environmental Impact
Greenfile, scopus and web of science 

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