Bonn: Envoys at United Nations global warming talks are considering whether to adopt a target for carbon emissions around 2050 as they struggle to work toward a deal to limit climate change that they aim to agree on in 2015. (Bloomberg)
Bonn: Peru and Ecuador are willing to host COP 20 – likely to wait till June session of UNFCCC to confirm.
Indonesia: Government struggles to end fuel subsidies – the country’s Finance Ministry says spending on fuel subsidies could reach $23 billion in 2013, compared with about $20 billion last year. (New York Times)
UK: Ed Davey, the energy secretary, has written a private letter to Michael Gove, the education secretary, urging him to rethink his plans to downgrade climate change in the new national curriculum. (Guardian)
Ethiopia: UN climate negotiator suggests setting a global “ceiling” on greenhouse gas emissions so that the average surface temperature would not rise above 1.5 degrees and then allocating these emissions on a “fair and equitable” per capita basis worldwide. (Irish Times)
Seychelles: Lead negotiator Ronny Jumeau tells RTCC this week’s talks are just the start – likely to be more policy action at June UNFCCC session