We need decisive and clear action by all governments that will promote economic development through low-carbon choices, as well as concrete efforts at Durban to build partnerships for international action.
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At a first communications session at the UN climate talks, experts agree: The uncertainty inherent in climate science makes it challenging to tell local, personal climate change stories.
Despite a gloomy start, some Nature Conservancy veteran policy experts note that it is early in the conference, and there is still time for progress. These multi-year-long climate talks are a marathon, not a sprint.
On everyone’s mind is whether the Kyoto Protocol, the first international accord to limit greenhouse gases, will be extended or allowed to lapse, leaving the world without a regime to slow global warming. It’s an important question… but the wrong one.
Delegates are arriving in Durban, South Africa, as another United Nations climate change conference gets underway, amid sobering science reports, calls to “occupy” the talks, pleas from the Pope, and even deadly floods in the host province.
Based on the history of negotiations, expectations in the media are admittedly rather low for this 17th Conference of the Parties – or COP as it’s known – of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. But the urgent need for concrete progress on the world’s shared climate problem is spurring representatives from more than 190 countries to meet for the next two weeks to seek some kind of agreement to limit the world’s collective carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels and clearing of forests.
Country delegates met the first week in April in Bangkok, Thailand for 2011’s first round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations. During the meetings, The Nature Conservancy caught up with a few individuals from different parts of the world, including conducting a short interview with one of the most respected voices in the international climate change policy community, Indonesia’s Agus Pornomo.
This past week, country delegates met in Bangkok, Thailand for 2011’s first round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations, which will culminate with the big annual conference — this year in Durban, South Africa — in December. In Bangkok, the focus has been on how to move forward after last year’s conference in Cancún, Mexico. Key […]
We learned four lessons at the UN international climate negotiations last month in Cancun.
Jen McKnight and Frank Lowenstein of The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Change Adaptation team offer insight into how we can weather climate change impacts.
A list of major posts we featured during COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico.
Back from my whirlwind Mexico trip, one question stays with me: With all that we have in our relative land of plenty – are we willing to do more?
Here’s what’s happening at COP 16 on December 11, the morning of the Cancun Agreement.
Trust is regained in a dramatic early-morning climax at the UN climate change conference in mexico.
Frank Lowenstein describes Cancun as a microcosm for the climate change problem and saves some baby sea turtles.
With less than two days left of the UN climate talks in Mexico, country delegates appear close to agreement on at least one important area: forests
There’s a lot of talk about REDD at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, but what does this concept of conserving forests to fight climate change really mean?
Here’s what’s happening at COP 16 on the morning of December 8.