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.
COP18: Qatari host urged to take charge of current deadlock in Doha and drive feuding parties towards a compromise.
Lead negotiator Su Wei says that if talks on support for developing nations don’t agree on a future for the Long term Cooperative Action (LCA) track of negotiations, long-term deal to cut emissions will suffer.
Negotiators tell RTCC new battle lines are between those pushing for action to cut global emissions and those content with status quo
COP18: Greenpeace say Poland has to demonstrate true climate ambition if it is to be worthy of hosting next year’s COP19 talks
COP18: Former chair of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism scheme says pledges on emission cuts, not slashing supply, needed to build demand for carbon credits.