COP18: NGO community rallies round poorest countries urging them not to sign up to a watered down deal at the UN climate talks in Doha.
US negotiator says he “can’t sell equity” back home, China blocks transport cash for climate finance and is the Polish COP trying to sideline civil society?
COP18: “Narrow focus” on Kyoto Protocol and growing complacency on long term targets jeopardizing last year’s landmark agreement.
The world’s carbon markets mapped, from California to Vietnam.
Delegation heads to Doha ready to say no, but cooperation with EU and Japan could change its mind.
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No news is good news as a group of 48 Ministers meet in Seoul to discuss next month’s UNFCCC talks in Doha
Third World Network says developed economies must take responsibility for their historical emissions with ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gases.
Projected Australian water shortages suggest governments of future will have to ration water between mining, agriculture and major cities.
Submission by the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) would more than double the EU target and set Australia a goal to cut CO2 by 7%.
Figueres calls sluggish negotiations inevitable for latest track of talks and indicative of diplomats’ meticulous work on new global deal.
Figueres says November’s summit in Doha must build on Durban’s momentum ahead of preparatory meeting next week.
Post-Kyoto era should focus establishing a new deal says Peter Kent.
Government’s claims that pledges would have cost it $14bn rubbished by Cambridge University and Tyndall Centre study.
Lead American negotiator Todd Stern says Kyoto was key to Durban Platform but is “more the past than the future”.
Protocol’s future is up in the air for another year so what lessons can be learned as work begins on global deal?
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France climate ambassador admits Durban negotiations are currently ‘difficult’ but tells RTCC his country is pushing for a legally binding emissions deal.