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
Chair says mixed messages on climate finance are eroding trust between negotiators.
COP18: US negotiator Jonathan Pershing says there is no chance of the USA signing up to a climate deal that requires the country to make substantial cuts in its emissions
Proposals from Switzerland and developing countries to be merged in attempt to heal rift with Poland at the UN climate change talks in Doha.
COP18: RTCC understands that hopes of Russia changing its mind about key climate treaty are now virtually over
COP18: Nick Harrison from Ecofys outlines how a ‘wedge’ approach to cuts to global CO2 emissions could prove an effective strategy
COP18: “Narrow focus” on Kyoto Protocol and growing complacency on long term targets jeopardizing last year’s landmark agreement.
Lead EU climate negotiator Artur Runge-Metzger tells RTCC talks on a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol are progressing smoothly, but says that the ‘hot air issue’ has yet to be resolved.