Durban diary: a visual journal
The 17th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change met in Durban in December 2011. Negotiations were heated and …
Deal won, stakes lost
Cancun deal shifts burden on developing countries not developed
How US built consensus to get a deal it wanted
US machinations made everybody fall in line
Poor man’s burden
Developing countries shoulder the clean-up responsibility, yet it is not enough
Cancun clinches deal—for polluters
Cancun has restored the sanctity of multilateral negotiations under the UN climate convention. People had lost faith in it by the end of the …
The futility of CoP23
Although in its 25th year, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is still struggling to find a way out of this century's …
Factsheet: The Cancun Conference of Parties
Was the Cancun CoP successful? What happened between Copenhagen and Cancun, that made countries vulnerable to climate change give their nod to …
Japan says ‘no’ to Kyoto Protocol second commitment period
The ghost of the Copenhagen Accord has emerged at the Cancun climate change meeting, with Japan pushing for a single all-inclusive treaty.
A week of non-results
A week of negotiations has passed in Cancun, but seekers of a binding deal on climate change continue to grope in the dark.
Tech-transfer finds consensus on all but IPR issue
The new mechanism would however be a compromise between the developed world, particularly the US and the developing countries.
The Cancun Camouflage
Historic debt turns 'bad', politics wins over science of climate change
New European Union report on funding commitments fails to meet developing countries’ expectations
CoP-15 in Copenhagen last year had begun with a bang.
India rejigs MRV, proposes middle path on 'transparency'
India has urged the Negotiating Parties at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico to work through a middle path on the controversial issue of transparency on …
Indian ICA proposal finds partial support in new drafts on mitigation actions
India's proposal that all the countries with over one per cent of global emission share should subject their voluntary targets and mitigation …
India stuns all at Cancun by opening up to binding emission commitments
Minister goes extempore, deviates from written speech to make announcement that writes off 'historical debt' and poses a challenge to development …
At Cancun the move is to replace the regime to voluntary targets for all
India's shift in policy to support this regime will be disastrous for an effective and equitous agreement
The Last Hurrah, soaked in 'spirit of compromise'
Negotiators have a menu too long on the last day, here how they are poised