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… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 20:08 —
"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… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 18:59 —
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… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 16:03 —
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… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 15:53 —
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… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 15:33 —
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… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 9, 2010 at 13:01 —
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 —
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.… Continue
Added by Don Lehr on June 9, 2010 at 10:17 —
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… Continue
Added by Keith Schneider on June 9, 2010 at 3:00 —
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 Continue
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…
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 5, 2010 at 16:36 —
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… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 5, 2010 at 10:26 —
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,… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 4, 2010 at 13:31 —
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… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 4, 2010 at 13:14 —
Bonn, 2 June (Lim Li… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 4, 2010 at 12:39 —
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…
Added by James Clarke on June 4, 2010 at 7:36 —
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.
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 —
May 30th 2010
Please will you support and co-sign this letter from Colin Challen to Chris Huhne?
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… Continue
Added by Aubrey Meyer on June 3, 2010 at 16:47 —
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.’  Instead he tried to drum up support for Copenhagen… Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 3, 2010 at 13:10 —
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 —
ADVANCE MEDIA ADVISORY
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 —