Sinks: No principles!
The working group on sinks finds principles most expendable!
Global warming in an unequal world
The answer to the current dilemma in negotiations is to make emissions from every citizen of the world count equally
NGOs in glass houses
Northern NGOs should focus on getting their own countries to meet commitments, rather than coming up with unfair methods of reducing emissions in …
Consenting adults in a hot world
Since we are all humans, and all equal, the question comes down to whether in the process of climate negotiations we are going to act like a …
Northern companies sign cheap, long-term leases for land with East African governments, hoping afforestation activities to be a part of the clean …
Adaptation and Vulnerability: On the receiving end
Those least responsible for climate change are on the receiving end of most of its effects. The North has a responsibility to assist in adaptation.
The far side
If the world is serious about addressing climate change it will have to immediately start moving out of fossil fuel technologies.
Will CDM really benefit Africa or will it end up like the largely failed AIJ program.
Mechanisms: Rough Guide
What Southern delegates and NGOs should watch out for in CDM negotiations
Carving the carbon cake
NGOs literally cut up a carbon cake and distrbuted crumbs to the G77 president while the US delegates refused to accept their overwhelming portion.
LULUCF: Will better science prevail?
Despite uncertainties, long drawn negotiations focus on sinks as an option for carbon mitigation.
Contracting texts to expand emissions
Southern proposals on equity mysteriously disappear
The infection that the South must avoid
Trading of Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will result in a disastrous situation for the South.
Compliance: More words
After a week of negotiations the compliance working group has produced nothing but even lengthier texts and more brackets, in short, a complete farce.
Impacts: The hare and the tortoise
While findings on the impacts of climate change get bleaker and bleaker, the negotiations still hobble along at a snail's pace.
Good Governance: Who's carbon hypocrisy
Should financial institutions be asked to stop funding fossil fuel projects in developing countries?
Fossil Fuel Suicide Why fossil fools will cost us the Earth
fun and informative look at what harm fossil fuels cause and how renewable technologies can help stem the decline in our environment.
Time to tell them off
Nobody needs a fair and effective treaty more than the South, but they arent getting it. They should tell the North to listen, or go home.
Per capita emissions of nations should converge by 2050, says UK commission
The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution supports the Southern demand for equity in climate negotiations. Will the UK government adopt the …
Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a report on Methodological and Technological Issues …
Will the mother of all deals be on sinks?
At CoP deals are being made behind closed doors and there is suspicion that the mega-deal will be on sinks despite the fact that it may not make …
That sinking feeling
Just like at Kyoto, the US and EU are ready to make back-room deals that leave out the concerns of the South. Its time for the G77 to speak up
Negotiating the future
On the eve of the start of the CoP 6 negotiations a quick look at representation in the Hague
Should fat cats guard the cream?
Industrialised countries want to monitor their own compliance to the Kyoto Protocol.
The French President calls for equity