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International climate negotiations: Moving parts and much-more slowly moving national interests

May 25, 2012 by Robert Stowe
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What's the deal with all these international climate negotiations? Do they actually accomplish anything? Great post in anticipation of Rio +20.[read more]

Climate Negotiators Open a New Round

May 22, 2012 by Elliot Diringer

A new round of climate talks opened this week in Bonn, Germany, with the ambitious goal of reaching a comprehensive legal agreement “applicable to all Parties” by 2015.Countries agreed to launch the new round last December in Durban, South Africa, as part of a package deal that also keeps the Kyoto Protocol alive, at least for...[read more]

A Surprise Ending for Durban

December 11, 2011 by Shira Honig

The Durban conference on climate change ended on a much better note than many expected, but continued to delay the toughest questions for at least three years.The final outcome of the conference, COP-17, is a two-page, breakthrough document called the “Durban Platform for Enhanced Action” that commits all countries to a legally binding...[read more]