U.S. Pledges Far-Reaching Climate Cooperation with China and Japan: the Possibility of Progress Beyond Formal UN Climate Talks

John Kerry made climate change a centerpiece of his first Asia tour as Secretary of State over the weekend, signing agreements with both Japan and China for cooperation in implementing practical measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The agreements with both nations stressed practical measures available for reducing greenhouse gases, largely ignoring the contentious United Nations process for hammering out an international…

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It's full speed ahead for Christian Figueres as she urges nations to expand the commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Climate Talks Begin in Tianjin, China – Countdown to COP16

With less than two month before the start of the COP16 climate negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, the latest round of preparatory climate talks began today in Tianjin, China. Following is the opening press statement from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres: