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RTCC takes a brief look at discussions on the Durban Platform during the UN climate talks in Bangkok

State Department negotiator Jonathan Pershing calls for new climate treaty to value flexibility and dynamism over legal nature

Nine months on from what was billed as an ‘historic’ Durban Platform agreement, the UN climate change talks look in danger of sliding backwards again.

GLOBE International Secretary General Adam Matthews argues that now is time for EU to work more with China rather than bickering over climate policy positions at UNFCCC negotiations

RTCC analyses what has been achieved at the 2012 UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference

EU and the poorest nations meet ahead of the Bonn talks to re-pledge their ambition but could finance be the real deal breaker on the road to Doha?

Notes from former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit Cuatajr’s lecture entitled: “20 years of talking: What have the global climate negotiations achieved?”

In the first of a series of articles, Luke Hughes, Campaigns Officer of the UK’s Youth Climate Coalition, reflects on Durban and charts a course for future talks.

India says the Rio+20 goals are designed to trap developing nations into binding emission cuts. But why is the world’s 4th largest economy so worried?

Business needs to have courage and take unilateral steps to lower emissions, according to Harry Verhaar, head of Energy and Climate Change at Philips Lighting.

Veteran activist gives RTCC his thoughts on Durban protests, influence of green groups and the 2012 US Presidential elections.

Despite Mayan predictions the world will end in 2012, the year has all the makings of a cracker. Don’t miss the key political, economic and sporting dates with our interactive calendar.

2011 was a year of stark warnings from the scientific community, but lessons will be learnt going forward? RTCC took a look at the major findings from the past year.

While Canada’s government tore up its commitments to the climate in 2011, the country’s youth movement thrived – and as a result are RTCC’s stars of the Year!

Hannah Ryder, senior economist with the UK’s Department for International Development and a former climate negotiator examines why a combination of science and economics could push a global deal on climate change over the line.

With mixed results seen at COP17 regarding the REDD+ scheme, how do countries such as Tanzania who have already implemented pilot projects move forward?

Dario-Andri Schwörer and his family tell RTCC about their 10-year journey around the world en-route to COP17, powered entirely by wind, sun and elbow grease.

COP17 kept the UN climate negotiations alive, but has it achieved anything for the environment? Tierney Smith takes a closer look.

Lead American negotiator Todd Stern says Kyoto was key to Durban Platform but is “more the past than the future”.

Protocol’s future is up in the air for another year so what lessons can be learned as work begins on global deal?