Speaking at the Climate Action Network press conference on Day Five of the talks, Greenpeace Germany slams the EU for not putting forward ambitious enough policies.
Countries throw weight behind development of new binding instrument during tense meeting on Thursday evening.
EU Bloc’s chief negotiator wants other developing nations to follow Beijing’s example.
While REDD+ talks proceed at a fast pace in Durban, Bolivia opposed the scheme for the prominence given to the use of forests as carbon stocks.
With all the fall-out from the Green Climate Fund talks yesterday, along with some more protests from the YOUNGO’s it has been another busy day in Durban and I’m here to get you up to speed.
As negotiations stutter in Durban RTCC looks at what the GCF means to those needing its help and explores the role of private sector finance in its future development.
Speaking at their daily briefing, members from ActionAid, WWF and Oxfam joined together to call for the Green Climate Fund to materialise following yesterday’s set-backs.
Last night saw the opening of RTCC’s Climate Change Musical. Twenty-nine children from Addington Primary School in Durban performed to a packed crowd including UNFCCC Chief Christiana Figueres and COP17 President Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
Disagreements over use of money from big business and so-called Robin Hood taxes blot positive session.
Today we bring you continued debates and arguments over the future of the Kyoto Protocol, a stark warning from Dr Pachauri calling for urgency at the Summit and the first pictures from RTCC’s Climate Change Musical.
The latest Climate Action Tracker report, focusing on Australia, offers a strong warning for the delegation at COP17; country pledges do not match the science behind a two degree warming limit.
All the breaking news from Durban as the climate change talks start to build momentum.
Acceptance of established positions has eased tension among delegates at COP17 as they look to embark on a long road toward progress.
From the football to the climate change World Cup, Gulf state will become first OPEC nation to host the negotiations as it continues to raise its international profile.
Keeping you up to date with the first two days of COP17 including Jacob Zuma at the opening ceremony, the decision that Qatar will host COP18 and the Greenpeace windmill on the beach in Durban.
The opening statements from COP17 parties are just ‘regurgitated’ old positions. That was the message of the NGO’s this morning in response to the first day of the conference.
Follow all the front line news and back stage gossip from Durban through the RTCC team’s Twitter pages.
Extreme weather and climate change are already endangering food security and must be addressed by COP17 according to Oxfam International.
The Canadian government must stop “putting polluters before people” says the Canadian Youth as they unveil their new ‘delegation uniforms’.