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End of the 1st week: what do we have so far?

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After 1 week of negotiations, here’s a rapid wrap-up for anyone who wants to get back on track

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One of the more challenging topics of the first week, as each country grouping wants to align their climate planning with their domestic politics.

We started the week with 4 different timeframes. They included 10 year and 5 year cycles and a combination of them both. Yesterday there was even a thought that timeframes weren’t even needed. We now have 6, which combine all of these and add some more open options

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In the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage, countries are stuck between the past and the future. Developing countries want to analyse how the last few years of the mechanism has gone, and suggest how to improve this in the future – including finance! While developed countries prefer to just get stuck in the past.

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We saw yesterday how the Gentlemen’s agreement was broken and the proposed text was dropped. Today, Saudi Arabia had a range of arguments against the report, including how “science for global warming is just emerging”. This does not seem to go in the right direction.

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They know how to work! They designed a 6-year work plan which includes 11 pages of a table with a list of things to do, on economic diversification, just transition, amongst others.

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Tim Wagner / Ende Gelände (CC BY 2.0)

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After a week of failed EU Leaders meetings, Finland has called a summit in Helsinki on the 11th of July to discuss 2030 goals.

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Monday has a 50/50 chance of being Germany’s hottest day ever (40 degrees) and all next week is going to be above 35 degrees in the day, and not drop below 20 at night. This is a real threat to health and life across Europe. We can only hope it spurs negotiators on.

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