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Russia et al – victim or victimizer?

Of the three bodies gathering at Bonn, two—SBSTA and ADP— have successfully adopted their agenda for the next two weeks. The SBI, however, is yet to. The reason? Russia and its brothers — Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. They are unhappy about the treatment meted out to them during the recent Doha COP in November 2012 where the President of the COP had gaveled through the decisions even as Russia raised its flag to state its concern against amendments made to the Kyoto Protocol for its second commitment period, or KP2.

Latest Climate Change meeting begins at Bonn

Bonn climate talks: SBI session ends without adoption of agenda

Negotiating parties hope to break impasse at Warsaw COP

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'Developing countries are treated in a very unfair manner'

Bernarditas Muller, a seasoned member of the Philippines negotiating team, is among the rare few who call a spade a spade. Speaking to Indrajit Bose during the ongoing climate talks at Bonn, she outlined the importance of the UN Framework Convention and provided insight into how the developed world represents the epitome of inaction and how some developing countries are still so naïve. Edited excerpts

Climate change meeting begins in Bonn

New deal must not attempt to rewrite or reinterpret the Convention, say developing countries

By: Indrajit Bose, Bonn

The second session of the ADP, acronym for Ad hoc Working Group on Durban Platform, began in Bonn on April 29, 2013. At the opening session, countries outlined their positions on what they expect of the global deal on climate change, to be decided in 2015 and which will be implemented from 2020 (see box: Country positions).

Move HFCs to Montreal Protocol: EU

Developing countries dismiss appeal, say fulfill technology transfer commitment first

By: Indrajit Bose, Bonn

CSE Climate change adaptation workshop: Towards Climate Resilient Communities in South Asia: Emerging Policies and Practices

CSE's experience-sharing workshop on climate change, brought together about 20 ngo's, practitioners and implementers from across India and other South Asian countries who work at the ground level with communities directly impacted by the effects of climate change.

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