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Look Under the Hood of the Climate Negotiations (Getting the Copenhagen Agreement Running)

The two-week global warming negotiations in Bangkok, Thailand are just wrapping up. There are five key elements to the Copenhagen Agreement (as I’ve discussed on a number of occasions): Strong leadership from developed countries with firm and aggressive emissions reductions targets in the near-term (e.g., 2020 and 2030) and strong signals that they will significantly reduce emissions in the medium-term…

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It’s the Little Things: Global Warming Negotiations with 21 (or so) Negotiation Days Left

You know the saying: “it’s the little things that matter”.  Well you can’t really take that saying too literally when discussing global warming pollution as it is the big things that ultimately matter such as pollution reduction cuts, assistance for developing countries in cutting emissions further, and support for the most vulnerable countries to adapt to the impacts of global…

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Shifting into High Gear: Wrapping up Climate Week, G20 Outcome & On to Bangkok

Promising developments from last week’s G20 conference.

Obama Administration Comes out in Support of Key International Provisions in Climate Bill

Deforestation reduction, clean energy export, and international adaptation assistance or three key issues offered support from the Obama administration for inclusion in climate legislation negotiations in the Senate

Making Heads or Tails of the G8 and the Major Economies Forum in Italy

A report from NRDC’s Jake Schmidt on proceedings at the G8 Summit in Italy, and working toward an international climate agreement in Copenhagen this December

Major Economies Meet on Global Warming – What should they decide?

Major economies are meeting to discuss climate change in the months before negotiations in Copenhagen this December. What should this talks entail to ensure effective global policies are forged to combat climate change?