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Emissions Punted to Durban, Breakthrough Seen on Forests

Posted on 11 December 2010 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

CANCÚN, Dec 11, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – If success is measured by delaying difficult decisions, then the CancĂșn climate meeting succeeded by deferring crucial issues over financing and new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the next Conference of the Parties meeting a year from now in Durban, South Africa. Continue Reading

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Khor: Climate Funding a “Chicken and Egg Problem”

Posted on 10 December 2010 by admin

Martin Khor. Courtesy of the South Centre.

Nastasya Tay interviews MARTIN KHOR, Executive Director of the South Centre

CANCÚN, Dec 10, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – As negotiations approach their conclusion at COP16, Nastasya Tay speaks to Martin Khor, the Executive Director of the South Centre, a civil society organisation that champions the views of the developing world, to see what developing countries hope to achieve in this round of talks.

 

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Urgently Searching for a Path Forward

Posted on 10 December 2010 by admin

By Nastasya Tay

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 10, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Civil society organisations here are demanding real progress in talks at the 16th Conference of the Parties on the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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Political Will Needed to Travel Last Mile

Posted on 10 December 2010 by admin

Hammer in VĂ­a Campesina march. Credit: Renee Leahy/IPS

By Nastasya Tay

CANCÚN, Dec 10, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Countries must redouble their efforts, to “travel the last mile to a successful outcome,” says U.N. climate chief Christina Figueres. Continue Reading

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Legislators Seek to Influence CancĂșn Results

Posted on 06 December 2010 by admin

By Daniela Pastrana

MEXICO CITY, Dec 6, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – “And what about after 2012?”, when the Kyoto Protocol climate change treaty’s first period of commitments ends, was the question floating around an international meeting of legislators held over the weekend in the Mexican capital.
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‘A Lot of People Misunderstand China’

Posted on 05 December 2010 by admin

Nastasya Tay interviews RENATE LOK-DESSALLIEN, head of the United Nations Development Programme’s China office

Windmills at Xinjiang, China. Credit: Chris Lim/Wikicommons

Windmills at Xinjiang, China. Credit: Chris Lim/Wikicommons

CANCÚN, Dec 5, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – In 2008, China pumped out 6.5 gigatonnes of CO2, roughly equal to the emissions from the rest of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East combined. Continue Reading

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CancĂșn Diary Day 3: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 04 December 2010 by admin

December 3

Adventures with fruit and heretical reflections from Nastasya Tay as Japan knocks the Kyoto Protocol.

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CancĂșn Diary Day 2: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin

December 2

What do you get when over a billion people try to change a light bulb? Nastasya Tay listens in on the Chinese, misses her bus, and queries the difference between climate finance and aid.

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Japan Under Fire for Abandoning Kyoto Pact

Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin

The timing of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's statement was deliberate, NGOs say. Credit: White House photo

By Darryl D’Monte*

CANCÚN, Dec 1, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) -  Japanese NGOs feel that Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s categorical statement in parliament on Monday that his government would not under any circumstances be party to a continuation of the Kyoto Protocol, which was signed in that historic city in 1997, went “beyond irony”. Continue Reading

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Will Year of Extremes End with a Whimper in CancĂșn?

Posted on 29 November 2010 by admin

Delegates at the Pre-COP Ministerial Meeting. Credit: COP16

By Stephen Leahy

CANCÚN, Nov 29, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) This year will likely be the warmest ever recorded, with soaring ocean temperatures resulting in a near record die-off of tropical corals, extreme heat and drought in Russia and massive flooding in Pakistan – all signs that climate change has taken hold. Continue Reading

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