US and EU say new agreement must erase old divisions between developed and developing nations – but others disagree
As governments prepare to meet in Bonn to discuss a proposed 2015 climate treaty, RTCC looks at the opening positions of the USA, EU, China and India
Countries agree to increase cooperation ahead of 2015 global treaty on climate change
China, USA and influential group of developing nations spell out condition for the UN’s 2015 universal climate agreement in papers lodged this week
Divisions over plans to develop a global climate deal appear after two influential groups of developing nations accused rich countries of undermining negotiations
Failure of Kyoto to elicit ambitious cuts from developed countries is a bad sign for universal deal’s prospects.
COP18: “Narrow focus” on Kyoto Protocol and growing complacency on long term targets jeopardizing last year’s landmark agreement.
COP18: Fragmentation of the carbon market spells trouble for the climate unless a way is found to make national and regional schemes in step with international efforts to reduce emissions.
UN climate chief warns that COP18 talks must see progress on 2015 emissions deal if 2°C temperature rise is to be avoided
Newly re-elected President Obama can seize momentum at international talks, says UN climate chief.
In 1987 states around the world united to cut the emission of dangerous gases that threatened the planet. 25 years later it is proving impossible to repeat the trick. Why?
Professor Peter Newell outlines importance of binding emissions deal for business community at 2012 Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) meeting in Brighton
Edward Cameron and Yamide Dagnet from the World Resources Institute argue that the latest UNFCCC negotiations should be seen as a qualified success – but warn there is much work yet to do.
Reaction to UNFCCC negotiations from Greenpeace, WWF, Christian Aid, Practical Action, Third World Network, Union of Concerned Scientists & Environmental Defense Fund
RTCC takes a brief look at discussions on the Durban Platform during the UN climate talks in Bangkok
State Department negotiator Jonathan Pershing calls for new climate treaty to value flexibility and dynamism over legal nature
The Long Term Cooperative Action negotiations are top of the agenda in Bangkok as countries disagree over its future and the developing vs developed nations rift widens.
Third World Network says developed economies must take responsibility for their historical emissions with ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gases.