Quantcast
Halting progress made at COP18

The DOHA Climate Gateway: Stumbling Toward a Global Agreement

In typical international climate summit fashion, COP18 ended in a last–minute marathon session complete with frustration, accusation, acrimony and a halting step forward in what is called the “Doha Climate Gateway” deal. One of the main features of the deal is breathing the last gasps of life into the Kyoto Protocol, the first commitment round of which is set to…

Read More→

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Halting Progress at COP 18; Koch Brother’s Deception; Cyber Attack in Saudi Arabia, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The COP18 climate talks in Doha are finishing up and some good things happened. Developing countries got recognition of the need for rich countries to compensate poor countries for continuing to ruin their environment, but the US made sure the money is…

Read More→

Video Friday: Emotional Plea from Philippine Negotiator as COP18 Comes to an Unsettled End

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?” Naderev Saño, lead negotiator for the Philippines at the COP18 climate talks, gives an emotional and heart-felt plea for action in the waning hours of the conference. In his address Saño referenced the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha, responsible for at least 500 deaths, as it…

Read More→

Scientists and organization from around the world warn that the door is quickly closely for the chance to avert a climate catastrophe

COP 18: Bridging the Gulf between Science and Reality

In theory the slew of recent climate studies should inspire the delegates that have assembled for the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18). In practice the 194 nations that are meeting in Doha, Qatar, are getting bogged down by the same old arguments. The consensus once again this year appears to be that nothing will be accomplished. The United Nations…

Read More→

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Climate Talks in Doha Continue; Melting Permafrost; Anti-Science Congressman May Lead Congressional Science Committee, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: UN Climate Talks pick up again in Qatar. And, the media is reporting that nothing will be accomplished as the Kyoto protocol expires. The problem with all of this is that we need to act now, and if we don’t do prevention now we will have to…

Read More→

Video Friday: COP 18 Mid-Session Update

The UNFCC COP 18 climate conference winds down its first week in Doha, Qatar. The following two press briefings from UNFCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres outline the goals of the conference and the progress of the first week.

IRENA Taking Applications for Initial $50 MM Renewable Energy Project funding from UAE

Bonn-based IRENA is accepting online applications for an initial $50 mm of a total $350 mm in project loans for qualified renewable energy projects in developing countries.