CoP6

March 19, 2012

 

That sinking feelingJust like at Kyoto, the US and EU are ready to make back-room deals that leave out the concerns of the South. Its time for the G77 to speak up.

November 22, 2000

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Equity Primer

A look at why equity is so important at the climate negotiations

November 22, 2000

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Time to tell them off

Back to Basics by Anil Agarwal
Nobody needs a fair and effective treaty more than the South, but they arent getting it. They should tell the North to listen, or go home.

November 22, 2000

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Cheers Chiraq!

The French President called for equity during his opening speech in the Haque.

November 22, 2000

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Sinks: Can't convince? Confound

The US has spearheaded a puzzling proposal on sinks that opens loopholes for their own emissions

November 22, 2000

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Carving the carbon cake

NGOs literally cut up a carbon cake and distrbuted crumbs to the G77 president while the US delegates refused to accept their overwhelming portion.

November 22, 2000
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Calculated diversion

The financial mechnism of the treaty is likely to be a sticking point but the US and the EU are delaying and diverting until the last minute.

November 22, 2000

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Miracle cure or placebo?
While CDM has been touted as the solution to all climate negotiation problems the reality is much different. This free market will impose huge costs on future generations in Southern countries.

November 20, 2000

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Mind that CDM: Discounting the Future

A look at why CDM is not the solution for the poor or for sustainable development

November 20, 2000

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Small step, wrong direction

Back to Basics by Anil Agarwal
CDM ensures that the first step taken in Kyoto towards a climate change convention was actually in the wrong direction. The Kyoto Protocol, the 'only show in town,' is a poor one!

November 20, 2000

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Compliance: More words

After a week of negotiations the compliance working group has produced nothing but even lengthier texts and more brackets, in short, a complete farce.

November 20, 2000

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Mechanisms: Rough Guide

What Southern delegates and NGOs should watch out for in CDM negotiations

November 20, 2000
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African delusion

Will CDM really benefit Africa or will it end up like the largely failed AIJ program.

November 20, 2000

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Sinks: No principles!

The working group on sinks finds principles most expendable!

November 20, 2000

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The far side

If the world is serious about addressing climate change it will have to immediately start moving out of fossil fuel technologies.

November 17, 2000

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Why fossil fools will cost us the earth

A fun and informative look at what harm fossil fuels cause and how renewable technologies can help stem the decline in our environment.

November 17, 2000

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Consenting adults in a hot world

Back to Basics by Anil Agarwal

Since we are all humans, and all equal, the question comes down to whether in the process of climate negotiations we are going to act like a bunch of raucous kids or a group of consenting adults

November 17, 2000

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Will the mother of all deals be on sinks?

At CoP deals are being made behind closed doors and there is suspicion that the mega-deal will be on sinks despite the fact that it may not make good "carbon-sense"

November 17, 2000

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Good Governance: Who's carbon hypocrisy?

Should financial institutions be asked to stop funding fossil fuel projects in developing countries?

November 17, 2000
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Small country, big example

St. Lucia shows the way at a meeting of politicians and NGOs that was sponsored by the Global Commons Institute, GLOBE, CSE, Climate Network Africa, and Counterpart Europe

November 17, 2000
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Impacts: The hare and the tortoise

While findings on the impacts of climate change get bleaker and bleaker, the negotiations still hobble along at a snail's pace.

November 17, 2000

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Negotiating the future

On the eve of the start of the CoP 6 negotiations a quick look at representation in the Hague

November 15, 2000

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Global warming in an unequal world

Back to Basics by Anil Agarwal

The answer to the current dilemma in negotiations is to make emissions from every citizen of the world count equally

November 15, 2000

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The infection that the South must avoid

Trading of Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will result in a disastrous situation for the South.

November 15, 2000

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Contracting texts to expand emissions

Southern proposals on equity mysteriously disappear amidst rampant talk of Kyoto protocol mechanisms.

November 15, 2000

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Touchy technologyWorking Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a report on Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer. While flawed this report will assist in tech transfer negotiations.

November 15, 2000

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Adaptation and Vulnerability: On the receiving end

Those least responsible for climate change are on the receiving end of most of its effects. The North has a responsibility to assist in adaptation.

November 15, 2000

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Compliance: Polluters turned monitors

Many issues are still up in the air in determining a compliance system, especially who will have the ultimate control over monitoring.

November 15, 2000

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LULUCF: Will better science prevail?

Despite uncertainties, long drawn negotiations focus on sinks as an option for carbon mitigation.

November 15, 2000

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October

Should fat cats guard the cream?

Industrialised countries want to monitor their own compliance to the Kyoto Protocol.

October 25, 2000

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Per capita emissions of nations should converge by 2050, says UK commission

The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution supports the Southern demand for equity in climate negotiations. Will the UK government adopt the recommendations?

October 25, 2000

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NGOs in glass houses...

Northern NGOs should focus on getting their own countries to meet commitments, rather than coming up with unfair methods of reducing emissions in developing countries

October 25, 2000

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Carbon colonialism

Northern companies sign cheap, long-term leases for land with East African governments, hoping afforestation activities to be a part of the clean development mechanism (CDM). Cheap development, we say.

October 25, 2000

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Unclear over nuclear

Will the nuclear lobby succeed in rising from the ashes with support from CDM? Indian government sources deny, though ambiguity still exists in their official position.

October 25, 2000

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