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Bonn Climate Talks Underway in Runup to Durban – Kyoto Deadline Will Be Missed Says Figueres

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 the disappointing outcome from the…

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COP16 Climate Conference Ends with Cautious Optimism in Cancun

The COP16 climate talks in Cancun ended early Saturday morning on a note of cautious optimism with UNFCCC Executive Secretary saying “Cancun has done its job. The beacon of hope has been reignited and faith in the multilateral climate change process to deliver results has been restored.” Following is a press release from the UNFCCC issued earlier today: UN Climate…

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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:

UNFCCC Chief Says Bonn Climate Talks Ended With Some Progress Made

But will China and the U.S. ever manage to come to terms? The following is a press release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), released at the conclusion of the latest round of negotiations in Bonn, Germany: UNFCCC Executive Secretary: Governments make progress towards deciding shape of result at UN Climate Change Conference in Mexico, but need…

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Third Round of Climate Talks Begin in Bonn

The following is a press release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): The third round of UN climate change negotiations this year kicked off on Monday with representatives from 178 governments meeting in Bonn, Germany. The Bonn UN Climate Change Conference (2 to 6 August) is designed to prepare the outcomes of the UN Climate Change…

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UNFCC Executive Secretary Talks of Expectations for Bonn Climate Talks

Current UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer addressed the press this morning (see video below) in advance of the first UN climate negotiations next week in Bonn. Soon to be succeeded by incoming Executive Secretary designate Christiana Figueres, de Boer may harbor some relief in not charged with shepherding the next major climate conference, COP16, later this year in Cancún,…

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Yvo de Boer is smiling here - but leaves the UNFCCC "appalled" by climate inaction from the international community

Kicking the Can Down the Road – UNFCC Chief Yvo de Boar Press Conference on the Aftermath of COP15

In his first official press conference since the conclusion of the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer acknowledged that the much-anticipated conference did not deliver all it could have, it did “set the stage” in three key elements: Raising climate change to the highest level of government Producing a document (the Copenhagen Accord (pdf)) that…

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