Tags : framework convention on climate change

Global Warming News United Nations

Statement by UNFCCC Executive Secretary on crossing of 400 ppm

Press release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Bonn, 13 May 2013): Reacting to the fact that the global concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere last week passed the 400 parts per million mark, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres on Monday called for a greatly stepped-up […]Read More

Climate Climate Change and Civil Society Global Warming News Government International United Nations

Climate Negotiations Wind Down in Bonn, Seek a More Flexible

The latest round of climate negotiations wound down last Friday in Bonn, Germany with most delegates from the nearly two hundred countries represented expressing guarded optimism that progress has been made toward laying the groundwork for an international agreement to be signed in 2015 at the COP 21 climate conference in Paris. In learning lessons […]Read More

Climate Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Science COP18 Global Warming News International Op-Ed Rising Sea Levels United Nations

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 […]Read More

Carbon Emissions Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Change and Human Rights Climate Change and Politics Climate Science COP17 Global Warming News Government International IPCC Politics United Nations

Climate Negotiators Stake Out Initial Positions in Run-Up to COP17

Climate change treaty negotiating teams are staking out initial positions in the run-up to the UN's climate change talks in Durban next week. The US is setting "a high bar" at the outset, analysts say, by refusing to discuss the legal form of a binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and requesting assurances that large, fast industrializing countries would be bound by the same commitments.Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society COP17 Global Warming News Government International United Nations

Bonn Climate Talks Underway in Runup to Durban – Kyoto

Groundwork to set the agenda for negotiations at this year’s COP17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa this winter continues as talks got underway yesterday in Bonn, Germany. Representatives from 180 nations will work to work to hammer out the foundation for negotiations in Durban, building upon the work accomplished last year in Cancun. Despite […]Read More

Climate Change and Politics COP16 Global Warming News Government International United Nations Video

UNFCCC Status Report on Negotiations from Incoming Executive Secretary Christiana

Christians Figueres, the new Executive Secretary for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) addresses the press on the status of international climate   negotiations and offers a five-step outline of actions governments should take at the COP16 climate conference in Cancun later this year.Read More