Does the Durban Platform really "set a new course for the global fight against climate change"? Maybe, but it will require a whole lot of work by the likes of the United States and China to keep the world on that course.
We were supposed to get a fair, ambitious, and binding international agreement on climate change in 2009. A binding agreement has thus become the yardstick for measuring success.
We hope that this signal will contribute to an official, formal, actual negotiating process. These consultations or extra
Beyond Kyoto Only weeks ago, it seemed likely that little more than an agreement on REDD+ was possible in Cancun. Now President
All the collaboration sounds wonderful, and even a 20% or 30% improvement in coal technology would be welcome. But that said
At this point, it is not even clear that the best efforts of negotiators could prevent dangerous warming from occurring. According
This afternoon, lead European Commission climate negotiator Artur Runge-Metzger affirmed that "The U.S. has been proposing
The Senate shelved climate legislation, making it unlikely that it will be passed this year. The subject has been the source of considerable concern and conversation here at the UNFCCC climate talks.
The UNFCCC organizing meeting kicked off in Bonn, Germany as representatives from the 178 governments gathered to hammer out differences and draw up a draft text in preparation for the COP 16.
After refusing to publicly commit to any numerical target for reducing emissions, China seemingly out of the blue announced it would reduce its carbon intensity by 2012.
The Copenhagen Accord's discord continues. Studies are surfacing that even if all the nations meet their pledges, the effect on global emissions will be far too small to achieve the stated objective.
At the end of the two-week climate change negotiations in Bonn, nation groups stood up and expressed their frustration with the 22-page draft text put forward.
Shockingly, everyone's expectations were met! Today's opening session of the Bonn Climate Change Talks had a little something for everybody.
The U.S. refuses to show appropriate leadership or responsibility. It is proposing an approach that would lower standards
From May 2-4, 2010, the Petersburg Conference took place outside Bonn, Germany. Representatives from 43 nations and the AWG