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The Paris Agreement and the accompanying decision text are basically a blueprint for a new global climate change framework. In 2015, the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Paris set out 91 mandates with timelines in the Paris Agreement and the accompanying Decision Text. With 29 mandates triggered by the Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement – years earlier than expected – 34 mandates are now at play for COP22.

Interactive Mandate Tracker

The Negotiations Progress Tracker objectively follows and communicates UNFCCC negotiations. We produce analytics and share context to help observers follow the process. See the interactive mandate progress tracker here:

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State of Play

We parsed, combed through and analyzed the UNFCCC progress tracker to bring you the state of play regarding 34 mandates leading into COP22. The issues. What needs to be settled in the next 10 days. The cliffnotes so to speak. Here’s what we found:

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There are 34 mandates with timelines “at play” in Marrakech from the Paris Agreement at the start of COP22. 29 of these are triggered by the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, years earlier than originally anticipated. How Parties begin to address these mandates is the center of the discussion at Marrakech. has developed analytics on these 34 mandates at play in Marrakech, describing their topic, timeline, legal nature, source text, etc.

These and other analytics are open source, available for use with attribution, and are available for download below. Throughout the COP22 negotiations, we will follow these mandates on our Interactive Mandate Tracker and report through @ParisAgreement, along with GHG transparency metrics. We also provide context to reporters following the negotiations.

Just the Facts at COP

The @ParisAgreement Twitter handle hones in exclusively on the negotiations and key information around international transparency and capacity-building for climate change.