Tag Archives: UNFCCC

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 warming. But the negotiations …

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Important Week for Global Warming – Some Rays of Hope for Global Efforts

Jake Schmidt, Director of International Policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council, outlines some important events this week and positive signs in the international community that helps dispel growing pessimism that not enough progress is being made to insure a positive outcome in at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December

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Bonn Climate Talks: Some Progress But Finances, National Political Stumbling Blocks Remain

UNFCCC delegates made some headway in the latest round of climate change negotiations that concluded in Bonn today, but debate over finances, assistance to developing countries, and national political disagreements remain hurdles to reaching a strong accord in December, according to the WWF.

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International Group Garners First Voluntary Carbon Offsets for Reforesting Peruvian Amazon with Native Species

Discussion and debate concerning the merits and demerits of proposed UN REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and other avoided deforestation and reforestation schemes continues in the run-up to negotiating a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at the UNFCCC’s 15th Conference of Parties in Copenhagen this December. Touting the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of their particular sustainable forestry methods and organizational capabilities, …

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