Posts Tagged ‘UNFCCC’

Making Climate Change Relevant to You: Climate Wizard Maps the Future

Written by Evan Girvetz on . Posted in COP19, Learn

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How will your community and country change in the climate of the future? The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Wizard tool has launched a web portal during the COP19 global climate talks featuring the latest country-level climate data for how temperature and precipitation are projected to change as carbon emissions rise in the coming decades.

COP 17 Resources

Written by Paul Mackie on . Posted in COP17, The Wonk Room

The annual United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) Climate Change Conference, COP17 for short, is taking place this week (Nov 28) and next (week of Dec 5) in Durban, South Africa. Check out the official COP17 web site here: The Nature Conservancy is at COP17 to demonstrate how natural solutions can help fight […]

Marathon Climate Talks Inch Ball Forward While Climate Change Barrels Ahead

Written by Duncan Marsh on . Posted in COP17, The Wonk Room

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA — After negotiations that lasted into overtime by an extra day and night, governments from 194 countries meeting at the UN climate conference in Durban, South Africa have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon emissions. They also established a pathway that should lead to a more ambitious global framework for reducing emissions, and have opened the Green Climate Fund to assist developing countries’ efforts to address climate change.

“These agreements are important steps forward for global cooperation, yet it is clear that the outcomes in Durban fall well short of meeting the urgency of the climate challenge,” said Duncan Marsh, international climate policy director at The Nature Conservancy.

Delegates Deadlocked in Durban: United Nations Climate Talks Head into Overtime

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Act, COP17, The Wonk Room

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The closing hour for the COP 17 climate change summit has come and gone, but the parties have agreed to keep negotiating on Saturday morning (that’s around 2 am Eastern Standard Time in the U.S.) Media reports were somewhat encouraging Thursday in that the U.S. and some other nations appeared to be signaling increased flexibility […]

Symbols of Change, Hope and Natural Solutions on Display at Durban Climate Conference

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in COP17, Learn, The Wonk Room

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Much of the media attention has focused on the high-level talks in closed-door meetings at the United Nations climate summit, but these annual conventions also serve to mobilize people, enabling networking, the exchange of creative ideas, and the search for symbols to inspire the challenging work that lies ahead for all nations in response to climate change.

Cool COP Morning: Durban Climate Talks Enter the Final Stretch

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Act, COP17, The Wonk Room

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As the high-level negotiators get down to business at the United Nations climate summit in Durban, the world is awaiting the outcome.

With the global economy facing its own set of challenges, many analysts have predicted that a major break-through on a deal to limit global carbon emissions is unlikely. Nonetheless, many observers still hold out hope that significant progress might be made on a more limited range of issues, including the possibility of some intermediate process that would create yardsticks for the negotiations over the next several years.

Invest in Nature Today to Grow the Economy Tomorrow

Written by Andrew Deutz on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

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On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to present some remarks on the latest UN Human Development Report, Sustainability and Equity: a Better Future for All.

The Human Development Report has been produced for 21 years now, tracking progress on human wellbeing across a range of indicators including economic growth, health, and education. It gives a more holistic accounting of progress toward alleviating abject poverty in the world than just counting GDP. This year’s report focused on sustainability and equity, spurred on by the recent increases in global commodity prices and the impact those are having on food security in particular and global poverty levels generally.

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