With the US report emissions rises of 3.2 per cent in 2010 compared to the previous year, what chances to countries struggling to get out of recession have at meeting their Kyoto Commitments.
2012 is the UN Year of Sustainable Energy. The Year of the Dragon. The year Nostradamus predicts the world will end, again. But could it also prove to be a crunch year for climate change action?
Government’s claims that pledges would have cost it $14bn rubbished by Cambridge University and Tyndall Centre study.
Lead American negotiator Todd Stern says Kyoto was key to Durban Platform but is “more the past than the future”.
Protocol’s future is up in the air for another year so what lessons can be learned as work begins on global deal?
COP17 climate summit ends in success after adopting EU-sponsored roadmap towards legally-binding global emission targets.
Chinese negotiator calls for more focus on Durban agenda as speculation over long-term deal dominates.
The G77 and China have raised objections with the proposed document that will form the basis for ministerial talks this week placing a question mark over progress on a long-term deal.
Countries throw weight behind development of new binding instrument during tense meeting on Thursday evening.
Acceptance of established positions has eased tension among delegates at COP17 as they look to embark on a long road toward progress.
The annual COP climate talks are an easy target for critics, but RTCC’s Ed King argues they still provide the best platform for global agreement on climate change.
Bloc calls for Durban roadmap toward legally binding agreement covering 100% of global emissions to follow Kyoto.
Chris Huhne says country will continue to push EU for 30% emissions cut and work on 2nd Kyoto commitment period.
The runners and riders are now converging on Durban. RTCC’s John Parnell looks at ten of the key figures in the global fight against climate change.
Speaking to RTCC ahead of COP17 Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion said there is no getting away from the need for a binding legal and political agreement to tackle climate change.
CFC replacements could have the same warming effect as releasing nine billion tonnes of CO2 into atmosphere.
In part two of his analysis of the Kyoto Protocol, Harald Heubaum charts a course for future climate talks, asking if the current treaty is not the answer – then what is?