Contracting texts to expand emissions
Southern proposals on equity mysteriously disappear
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.
Doha Getaway: World on line for new regime, US on track to escape
Two weeks of intense climate negotiations ended rather dramatically at Doha on December 8, 2012.
Since the Industrial Revolution, as the world became excessively dependant on fossil fuels for energy, emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) have …
Good Governance: Who's carbon hypocrisy
Should financial institutions be asked to stop funding fossil fuel projects in developing countries?
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 …
Do not burden poorer nations, says Vajpayee
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, at the opening of the mninisterial section of Cop 8, said on Wednesday, October 30, that developing …
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
The French President calls for equity
A look at why equity is so important at the climate negotiations
Mind that CDM: Discounting the future
A look at why CDM is not the solution for the poor or for sustainable development
Unequal rights, equal responsibilities?
Industrialised countries want to have the cake and eat it too. President Carlos Menem delivered it to them on a silver platter by agreeing to …
Conditions to aid and trade
World Resources Institute, a Washington-based non-government organisation, objects to criticism that Northern groups are arm-twisting developing …
Graduation and deepening: moving climate policy forward
Climate policy is a titanic clash of interests. Emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG), both rich and poor, do not want to bear costs of reducing …
The KP Game
Developing countries cannot run away from the fact that at the present rate of emission growth, their combined emissions are projected to …
Another crawl for humankind
The Kyoto agenda shuffled along at the recent climate change meeting in Bonn, but climate change mitigation was still not in sight
A Call for Developing Country Leadership
The events of the last few years–9/11, the US invasion of Iraq, and, on the climate front, the emerging recognition that the Earth's …
Negotiating the future
On the eve of the start of the CoP 6 negotiations a quick look at representation in the Hague
Designed for developing
All programmes to mitigate climate change are being designed for developing nations.
South Africa proposes Registry for national action
The South African proposal for a national registry of domestic actions to mitigate emissions is gaining ground at CoP.
"Differentiation" heats up in Poznan
Meeting in the contact group on the Long Term Cooperative actions, countries push and resist the moves to divide developing countries – the …
Climate change is not the World Bank's business
Over hundred organizations fighting for climate justice issued a joint statement on December 9 at the UN climate talks
A day in the life of a “Contact group on enhanced action on mitigation and its associated means of implementation” at the Poznan CoP.
Japanese proposal on differentiation
Mitigation in the developing world according to Japan: Proposes domestic action in different sectors, will lead to taking international commitments