COP18: Informal presidency stock take to convene later to establish if a deal is possible tonight, amid rumours ministers may take charge of running talks
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.
COP18: European Green Party tells RTCC bloc must boost its domestic climate action if it wants to regain influence at UN climate change talks
COP18: Tense day looms as critical issues of finance, emission pledges and compensation for climate damage remain unresolved
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: Socialist state’s lead negotiator Claudia Salerno says support for vulnerable countries should be unconditional.
COP18: Financial pledges have gone some way to reconciling differences at the UN climate change talks but no movement on emission reduction pledges.
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
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.
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