UK and EU senior climate negotiator Pete Betts says political conditions need to improve if world is to hit key climate change temperature goal
Edward Cameron and Yamide Dagnet from the World Resources Institute argue that the latest UNFCCC negotiations should be seen as a qualified success – but warn there is much work yet to do.
World’s most vulnerable countries call for greater ambition in Doha to guarantee integrity of Kyoto Protocol
As the Bangkok talks come to a close, the LDCs and AOSIS come together to call on more developed countries to submit legally binding targets for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol ahead of COP18 in Doha.
Discussions on Kyoto progress with the potential for three new members, retributions for those who don’t sign and ongoing questions surrounding the scale of emission cuts country’s are promising.
Reaction to UNFCCC negotiations from Greenpeace, WWF, Christian Aid, Practical Action, Third World Network, Union of Concerned Scientists & Environmental Defense Fund
Progress on several issues builds momentum ahead of Doha summit but questions remain on climate finance, the ambition of emission pledges and the tricky LCA track of negotiations.
Bangkok 2012 – Lead EU negotiator Runge-Metzger says a 30% emission reduction target is still possible
Other key countries must raise ambition too but timing of US elections means crucial decision in Washington unlikely in time for Doha talks.
Bangkok 2012 – Time to treat big emerging economies like developed nations, says former Bolivia negotiator
Pablo Solon says UN climate change negotiations should acknowledge that the goals of rich nations and big emerging economies pursuing “greenhouse gas intensive growth” are the same.
Latest Climate Action Tracker says more ambition vital from governments if world temperatures are to be controlled
The 2012 Democratic National Platform pledges support for international emissions deal, clean energy and fossil fuel subsidy cuts.