Daniel Mittler from Greenpeace International summarises some of the key messages and lessons to come from COP 19, including those regarding the first ever civil society walk out.
FIELD’s Joy Hyvarinen highlights some of the sticking points in the discussions on loss and damage, and proposes that legal approaches, such as transitional justice, could provide a way forward.
Verona Collantes from UN Women provides a personal take on the need to mainstream gender perspectives in the broader discussions on climate change, as well as within a new UNFCCC agreement.
Brendan Guy from NRDC emphasises the need to focus on implementation and concrete action, and highlights the numerous climate initiatives already taking place on the sidelines of the negotiations.
Representatives from the Stockholm Environment Institute and German Development Institute discuss the need for the climate negotiations to build on actions and progress made in venues outside the UNFCCC.
Michael Mathres from World Climate Ltd describes the increased presence of business at COP 19 in Warsaw and emphasises the important role of the private sector in securing a climate deal in 2015.
Representatives from the World Agroforestry Centre highlight the stalling of discussions on agriculture in the climate negotiations, and the multiple potential benefits of climate smart agriculture.
Alice Harrison and Lisa Elges from Transparency International underline the need to build accountable and transparent policies, institutions and systems to minimise the risk of corruption in climate finance.
Bjørn Bedsted from World Wide Views introduces a new initiative that will gather the informed opinions of ordinary citizens to feed into and enrich the international negotiations on climate change.
Alvin K. Leong from the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies emphasises the need to integrate the UN processes on climate change and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
UCLG summarise the historic advance that took place in Warsaw on the recognition of the key roles of local and subnational governments in action against climate change and what this means for COP 21.