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.
COP18: UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja says postponement of decision on agriculture and climate change for 12 months makes no sense
COP18: Climate change envoy says the deal must divvy up responsibiity for climate change in a way that reflects the world in the 2020s.
COP18: Australia will consider increasing its emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol second commitment period (2CP), according to climate minister Mark Dreyfus
COP18: UK climate minister Greg Barker says he will be working hard to ensure relationship between EU and developing world is restored
COP18: Lack of firm financial and emission pledges in week one of UN climate talks leaving small island states and African countries frustrated
Details on cash to bridge “finance gap” could arrive soon in Doha as both recipient and donor work to find a compromise.
COP18: Concerns that AOSIS chair’s demands are playing into hands of countries who have no desire for rules-based climate treaty