COP18: European Green Party tells RTCC bloc must boost its domestic climate action if it wants to regain influence at UN climate change talks
Kyoto draft text released but key issues unresolved, Russia could join second commitment period “after Doha” and Dominican Republic makes emission pledge.
COP18: Concerns over Qatar’s Presidency of the UN climate talks are growing after another frustrating day for negotiators in Doha.
COP18: ActionAid, Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF unite with vulnerable nations to call on deeper emission cuts and more climate finance.
COP18: New report finds the Arab region especially vulnerable to climate change, with five countries setting new temperature records in 2010.
COP18: Lead negotiator Naderev Saño tells delegates latest typhoon is stark warning that countries are hurting from effects of climate change
Negotiators stretched as they prepare to hand work over to Ministers at the UN climate change talks in Qatar.
COP18: Financial pledges have gone some way to reconciling differences at the UN climate change talks but no movement on emission reduction pledges.
COP18: RTCC’s Daniel Schweimler heads into Doha and discovers the country has a long way to go before it can call itself truly ‘green’
COP18: Poland’s Environment Minister Marcin Korolec tells RTCC he will not back down over hot air issue, and calls on parties to focus on 2015 deal
COP18: Lead negotiator in Doha rejects suggestions USA climate action is inadequate, citing recent drop in emissions as a result of switch from coal to gas
Qatar forms partnership with Potsdam Institute and forms Global Climate Forum, negotiators race to close technical discussions
COP18: UN Secretary-General labels Green Climate Fund “an empty shell” and demands governments build trust with financial commitments.
COP 18: EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says Union is doing its bit to cut emissions but calls for more help from major polluters
Brazil’s Ambassador at the talks has said that the talks will end in a fruitless stalemate if there is no agreement on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.
COP18: New draft document hints Russia is retreating from 25% target announced by Prime Minister Medvedev at Rio+20
Failure of Kyoto to elicit ambitious cuts from developed countries is a bad sign for universal deal’s prospects.