Meeting in Bangkok kicks-off with familiar battle lines drawn on Kyoto Protocol and early salvos fired on new global deal.
Expanding emissions market sends positive signals for future international carbon cuts but analysts warn it is no quick fix for troubled system.
Nine months on from what was billed as an ‘historic’ Durban Platform agreement, the UN climate change talks look in danger of sliding backwards again.
US climate envoy was heavily criticised for suggesting 2C target should be flexible – but maybe flexibility on all sides of UNFCCC negotiations could help move process forward.
Yvo de Boer says mechanisms to cut emissions in the developing world and from industry should take precedence over creating binding targets for governments.
Figueres calls sluggish negotiations inevitable for latest track of talks and indicative of diplomats’ meticulous work on new global deal.
E3G’s Liz Gallagher talks RTCC through the first week of the Bonn climate talks including equity, ambition and finance.
As UN climate change negotiators prepare to gather round the table in Bonn next week, RTCC looks at some the key parties’ opening positions.
Key climate negotiations start on Monday 15 May – but analysis shows positions have not changed since end of COP17 in Durban.
Figueres says November’s summit in Doha must build on Durban’s momentum ahead of preparatory meeting next week.
UN Climate Chief says a well organised and vocal few cannot derail progress in negotiations over emission cuts.
China needs to radically improve its energy efficiency levels if it is to maintain current levels of growth, a leading expert on Chinese climate policy tells RTCC.
RTCC submission on raising ambition of Durban Platform calls on public sector to work more closely with private partners, governments to catalogue consumption emissions and adaptation to be taken seriously.
Post-Kyoto era should focus establishing a new deal says Peter Kent.
Member Ministers call on developed countries to take lead and questions their commitment to tackling climate change.
Climate talks advisor Dr Ian McGregor argues that a new UN Global Climate Council could provide the leadership for progress in cutting world emissions.
Former Deputy Prime Minister says there is no alternative after controversial academic Bjorn Lomborg calls Durban Platform a “hollow victory”.
Hannah Ryder, senior economist with the UK’s Department for International Development and a former climate negotiator examines why a combination of science and economics could push a global deal on climate change over the line.