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June 2010 Blog Posts (45)

Developing countries press Annex I Parties on their emission reductions pledges - TWN Bonn Update No. 15

Developing countries press Annex 1 Parties on their emission reductions pledges


Bonn, 8 June (Lim Li Lin) - The contact group on the scale of emission reductions to
be achieved by Annex I Parties (the "numbers" group) under the Ad hoc Working Group
on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) met on
Thursday, 4 June and Friday, 5 June.


On Thursday, the contact group…
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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 20:08 — No Comments

"Spin-off" group proposed on role of markets in mitigation actions - TWN Bonn Update No. 14



"Spin off" group proposed on role of markets in mitigation actions


Bonn, 7 June (Meena Raman) - The contact group under the Ad-hoc Working Group on
Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) met on the afternoon of
5 June to discuss opportunities for using markets in relation to mitigation actions.


While several countries, both developed and developing were positive about the…
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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 18:59 — No Comments

Significant differences remain in adaptation talks - TWN Bonn Update No. 13

Significant differences remain in adaptation talks




Bonn, 7 June (Chee Yoke Ling and Hilary Chiew) -While there is agreement on the
urgency of adaptation actions, there are still significant differences among Parties
to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


In the adaptation contact group of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative
Action under the Convention…
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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 16:03 — No Comments

SBI contact group discusses Ministerial meeting and role of observers - TWN Bonn Update No. 12

SBI contact group discusses Ministerial meeting and role of observers


Bonn, 7 June (Lim Li Lin) - A controversial proposal to hold a Ministerial meeting
before the next climate change conference in Mexico was discussed at the Bonn
climate change talks. The role of observer organizations in the UN climate change
negotiations was also debated.


A contact group on arrangements for intergovernmental…
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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 15:53 — No Comments

Tough second week ahead for UN climate talks - TWN Update No. 11





Tough second week ahead for UN climate talks


Bonn, 7 June (Martin Khor) - The past week saw the resumption of global climate
talks in Bonn, with developed countries trying to evade their responsibilities while
pushing the burden onto developing countries.


At this half way mark, with another week to go, there is some good news. The UN
Framework Convention on Climate…
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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 15:33 — No Comments

Developing countries mitigation and MRV - call for balance in negotiations - TWN Update No. 10

Developing countries mitigation and MRV - call for balance in negotiations


Bonn, 5 June (Meena Raman and Hilary Chiew)- Developing countries called for a balanced treatment of
negotiations on mitigation actions by developed and developing countries.


G77 and China expressed concern that the discussions on mitigation actions of developed countries were not
focused on what developed countries had to do but was…
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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 13:01 — No Comments

VIDEO - Rare press briefing by top climate-change negotiators

Today (9 June) top climate-change negotiators from China, India, the EU, Brazil, Bangladesh and the Solomon Islands made a rare joint appearance before media at a side event during the ongoing UN talks in Bonn.



With the UN negotiations taking place mostly behind closed doors, it is rare to get the opposing sides in the same room and speaking on record. You can watch their 90-minute media briefing… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on June 9, 2010 at 11:52 — No Comments

Developed countries seeking loopholes to avoid emissions cuts at UN climate talks

BONN, Germany – Rich developed countries are attempting to cheat on accounting for their carbon emissions from logging and will only agree to ambitious overall greenhouse gas reduction targets if they get the forestry loopholes they demand, warned the Ecosystems Climate Alliance today.…

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Added by Don Lehr on June 9, 2010 at 10:17 — No Comments

Murkowski Resolution Vote is Biggest Test of Year for Senate on Climate, Clean Energy

Late last year when Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she would vigorously oppose any effort to use the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions, environmental leaders in Washington understood the significance of the Alaska Republican's challenge. A loyal ally of fossil fuel developers, Senator Murkowski attracts more campaign financing from the oil and utility industries than all but two other Senate lawmakers, according to federal…

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Added by Keith Schneider on June 9, 2010 at 3:00 — No Comments

Mitigation of developed countries - Voluntary pledges or aggregate targets for emissions reductions? - TWN Bonn Update No. 9



Bonn, 4 June (Meena Raman and Hilary Chiew) – The contact group of the Tenth session of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long Term-Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) under the United Nations Framework Convention

on Climate Change (UNFCCC) resumed negotiations on 3 June in the afternoon, focusing on the mitigation commitments or actions by Annex-1 and associated monitoring, reporting and verification…

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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 5, 2010 at 16:36 — No Comments

AWG-KP Numbers Group: The ambition is far too low, close the big gap, Annexd I Parties told - TWN Bonn Update No. 8



Bonn, 3 June (Lim Li Lin) - Developing countries have strongly criticized the level of ambition of developed country pledges for their further commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and their

attempts to push the burden of reducing their emissions to developing countries.



The gap between the pledges and what the science requires is enormous, and developed countries…

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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 5, 2010 at 10:26 — No Comments

Equity and development should be at heart of an integrated 'Shared Vision' - TWN Bonn Update No. 7



Bonn, 3 June (Meena Raman) – Developing countries led by the G77 and China stressed that the shared vision must have equity and development at its heart, and must reflect an integrated treatment of all issues, not just a global emissions reduction goal.


The G77 and China stated that “at the heart of shared vision was the pursuit of justice, equity and the development of developing countries in the context of climate change through the full,…
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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 4, 2010 at 13:31 — No Comments

AWG-LCA discusses Finance Board, quantum, links between Fund and thematic issues, etc. - TWN Bonn Update No. 6

Bonn, 3 June (Meena Raman) - Developed and developing countries were divided on the need for a Finance Board under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Led by the G77 and China, developing countries expressed support for the establishment of a Finance Board, while developed countries were opposed to the idea, stressing the need for country-driven approaches.


This exchange took place during the meeting of the contact group under the Ad-hoc…
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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 4, 2010 at 13:14 — No Comments

Deep divisions remain over Kyoto Protocol's survival - TWN Bonn Update No. 5



Bonn, 2 June (Lim Li…

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Added by Hilary Chiew on June 4, 2010 at 12:39 — No Comments

Will the wealthiest be the biggest beneficiaries of REDD?

Owners of larger tracts of land, thought to be responsible for 80 per cent of current deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, would benefit most financially if direct payments are used to curb climate emissions…
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Added by James Clarke on June 4, 2010 at 7:36 — No Comments

Day 43: Obama Pivots on Gulf Disaster from Cleanup to Policy Action

On June 2, a day before BP announced it had sheared through a leaking pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, one of the very few steps forward in the company's 44-day campaign to staunch the worst oil disaster in American history, President Barack Obama finally stopped serving as the cleanup chief and became the commander in chief.Obama gulf oil spill and energy policy



During a speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Obama pressed the nation to join him in viewing the catastrophe as a call to… Continue

Added by Keith Schneider on June 3, 2010 at 21:28 — No Comments

Letter To New UK Minister of Climate Change to act on his commitment to Contraction and Convergence [C&C}

May 30th 2010



Please will you support and co-sign this letter from Colin Challen to Chris Huhne?

http://www.gci.org.uk/politics.html

Below is the text of a letter that is being sent soon to the Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, the UK's new Liberal Democrat Minister of Energy and…

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Added by Aubrey Meyer on June 3, 2010 at 16:47 — No Comments

US position put millions of African lives at risk

AFRICAN CONCERN OVER US ATTEMPTS TO DISMANTLE CLIMATE LAWS



BONN – Today, in its opening addresses at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, the United States did not indicate that it is accepting binding carbon emission reductions.



To add insult to injury the United States negotiator said that the agreed negotiation text, which had been approved by every country in the world at Copenhagen ‘had no standing.’ [1] Instead he tried to drum up support for Copenhagen… Continue

Added by Hilary Chiew on June 3, 2010 at 13:10 — No Comments

Civil societies in the North and South worried over level of ambition in the negotiations

BONN, GERMANY – Today civil society groups from across the world came

together to sound a warning on the progress of UN climate negotiations. As

the world begins its first round of serious talks since the failed

Copenhagen negotiations in December, citizens from every continent are

concerned about the level of trust and ambition in the negotiations.







At a press conference in Bonn, where the current round of negotiations are

being held, speakers… Continue

Added by Hilary Chiew on June 3, 2010 at 13:03 — No Comments

Fairness must guide Bonn climate talks: UN must not cede to weak US proposals

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Friends of the Earth International



May 28, 2010



Fairness must guide Bonn climate talks: UN must not cede to weak US proposals



BONN, GERMANY – On May 31 the first major UN climate negotiations will begin following the disastrous talks in Copenhagen last December. Friends of the Earth International is calling on Yvo de Boer - the outgoing UNFCCC Executive Secretary - to ensure that the interests of all countries are represented… Continue

Added by Hilary Chiew on June 3, 2010 at 12:55 — No Comments

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