Germany: From Climate Leader to Brakeman

This article is the second in a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The Federal Republic of Germany is a parliamentary republic located…

The intercessional climate talks (SB48): How to operationalize the Paris Agreement?

2018 is one of the most critical years for environmental policy since the historic Paris Agreement was struck in 2015. World leaders have adopted and signed the Paris Agreement but now the hard work of implementing is just getting started.…

What to Expect at the Upcoming UN Climate Conference in Bonn

The 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Bonn from November 6th to 17th, 2017 under the presidency of Fiji. The goal is the advance of the implementation…

Climate Change: Staying below 1.5 ºC, why it’s important for Canada?

Climate change is a hot topic. In the aftermath of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, cities and states have vowed to step up.  It is also time for other nations to step up on climate commitments. Earth’s average…

IFLRY at UN Climate Conference in Bonn

Over the past two weeks, the international policy, scientific and NGO community came together at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, and participated in the SB46 (Subsidiary Body 46) of the UNFCCC. A delegation of IFLRY had the privilege…

Bonn Climate Change Conference: Implementing the Paris Agreement – Justin Kaiser

On the 12th of December, 196 Parties adopted the Paris Agreement: the first major international agreement on the issue of climate change since the 1992 Kyoto Protocol. On Earth Day, the 22nd of April, over 170 Parties signed the agreement.…

We’ll always have Paris, but it’s not enough – Anna Abrahamsson

Why the EU needs to step up its 2030 game: In December, world leaders gathered at Le Bourget, Paris, for the UN climate negotiations, COP21. After both tense and intense negotiations, the international community managed to put together – for…

COP21: Country Perspectives

IFLRY (the International Federation of Liberal Youth) represents over two million youth members around the world, and our Climate Change team had the opportunity to bring unique perspectives to COP21. With representatives from Norway, the Philippines, Ukraine, Canada, and the…