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Climate negotiations in Bonn end on a guardedly positive note

Climate Negotiations Wind Down in Bonn, Seek a More Flexible Approach on the Road to Paris and COP 21

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 from the past, especially with…

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Cancun Talks Move to All-Nighter Phase in Negotiations – Kyoto Protocol Hangs in the Balance

Intransigence prevails over fate of Kyoto Protocol As the final days of the climate talks in Cancun come to pass, so do the obligatory all-night negotiating sessions in an attempt to pull out some progress at the COP16 climate conference – or perhaps just keep the Kyoto Protocol alive for further debate. In a process that demands compromise across a…

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Countdown to Copenhagen: “At This Rate We Will Not Make It” – Bonn Meeting Ends in Frustration

A synopsis and video of a press conference from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer at the conclusion of preliminary negotiations in Bonn as part of the run-up to the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen this December. Secretary de Boer sees progress too slow, jeopardizing a positive result in Copenhagen.