Bård Roads Solhjell says objections from Russia over the Kyoto Protocol were deliberately ignored by COP18 presidency in Doha
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BREAKING: UN adopts extension of Kyoto Protocol, loss and damage accepted, 2015 climate deal still on track
COP18: NGO community rallies round poorest countries urging them not to sign up to a watered down deal at the UN climate talks in Doha.
Kyoto draft text released but key issues unresolved, Russia could join second commitment period “after Doha” and Dominican Republic makes emission pledge.
Failure of Kyoto to elicit ambitious cuts from developed countries is a bad sign for universal deal’s prospects.
COP18: Lack of firm financial and emission pledges in week one of UN climate talks leaving small island states and African countries frustrated
‘Do the Math’ comes to Doha, new Kyoto text out after hectic rest day for negotiators and Ministers begin to arrive at the climate talks.
Details on cash to bridge “finance gap” could arrive soon in Doha as both recipient and donor work to find a compromise.
Lead EU climate negotiator Artur Runge-Metzger tells RTCC talks on a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol are progressing smoothly, but says that the ‘hot air issue’ has yet to be resolved.
COP18: Former chair of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism scheme says pledges on emission cuts, not slashing supply, needed to build demand for carbon credits.
Poland selected as host of COP19 and Kazakhstan trumps Australia with 10% emission reduction pledge.
Egypt taregts regional climate action, Japan eyes carbon offsets as route to meeting post-nuclear obligations and Desertec calls for “climate bailout fund” in Doha.
COP18: UN body irreplaceable says US Deputy Climate Change Envoy after reports that country was “more comfortable” to hold the talks in a different setting.
Conference opens and grouping of more than 100 vulnerable countries call for an ambitious new Kyoto commitment period.
The top priorities for key nations and negotiating groups as they prepare to descend on Doha.
COP18: Elizabeth May says Canada’s decision to leave iconic treaty is a disgrace and calls on Parties to UNFCCC to register anger at Doha summit