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Climate change 26-11-2015

The climate circus comes to town

The soap opera of global climate talks has been playing for 20 years. As it comes to Paris on Monday, Suzanne Goldenberg reviews the tears, the bloodshed and the unspeakable catering. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Climate change 03-02-2014

US spied on UN climate summit, NSA leaks show

EU commissioners and experts expressed bewilderment after "worrying" revelations on Thursday (30 January) that the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on heads of state during the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in late 2009.

COP18 marked a time of transition, not a failing of political will

The outcome of the Doha Climate Summit disappointed observers and activists alike, but it was in fact another step towards creating the enabling conditions for civilisational change and moves to addressing global injustice, argues Bo Kjellén.
Development Policy 07-06-2011

UN says climate talks will miss Kyoto deadline

UN talks have run out of time to meet a December 2012 deadline to put in place a binding successor to the Kyoto Protocol on curbing greenhouse gases, the UN's top climate official said on Monday (6 June).
Climate change 13-01-2011

EU Kyoto doubts go public

Officials are striking increasingly dissonant notes on the question of whether the EU should continue to support the Kyoto Protocol as a framework for UN agreements after 2012 if countries such as Japan, Russia and Canada maintain their opposition.
Climate change 10-11-2010

Funding the low-carbon revolution

Fighting world poverty cannot be separated from managing climate change, write Trevor Manuel, South Africa's minister for planning and Nicholas Stern, a member of the UK House of Lords and author of the Stern Report on the economic impact of climate change.
Climate change 27-08-2010

EU should step back from two-degree climate target

Although the EU has been the driving force behind the 'two-degree target' in the global climate debate, it should scrap this goal and instead advocate more flexible benchmarks, writes Oliver Geden, senior research fellow at the Berlin-based German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), in an opinion piece sent exclusively to EURACTIV.
Climate change 07-06-2010

EU clarifies climate aid plan

The EU last week (3 June) took the first step to bring clarity to international climate financing pledges by outlining at the Bonn climate talks how it intends to implement its funding commitment to help developing countries fight global warming. But poor countries are still concerned that the money will be recycled from existing aid budgets.
Climate change 26-05-2010

Paris, Berlin signal pause in EU climate efforts

France and Germany yesterday joined the growing ranks of European countries opposed to making further unilateral moves on climate change, as the European Commission today plans to make the case for raising the EU’s greenhouse gas reduction goal from -20% to -30% by 2020.
Climate change 11-05-2010

Climate guru: US bill or not, the green economy is on track

Leaders did not deliver an international agreement in Copenhagen and the US is dragging its feet on a climate bill, but all is not lost as positive action on reducing carbon emissions is developing quickly and we are rapidly approaching the climate-energy tipping point, American climate guru Lester Brown told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Climate change 04-05-2010

Can the EU revive global climate talks?

Debate on how to cut carbon dioxide emissions has been hotting up in Europe, in part due to the international community's failure to ink a successor deal to the Kyoto Protocol at the UNFCCC conferences in Copenhagen and Durban. But what are the options - and obstacles to a new pact?
Climate change 03-05-2010

Brussels to argue for 30% CO2 reduction target

The economic slump has cut the cost of meeting the EU's current 2020 emission reduction target by nearly a third, making a move to a 30% cut affordable, according to a draft European Commission communication seen by EURACTIV.
Climate change 12-04-2010

Extra climate meetings agreed as treaty remains elusive

The first UN climate meeting since Copenhagen agreed to hold extra talks before the high-level conference in Cancún at the end of the year, but hopes for a new climate treaty ran low.
Climate change 25-03-2010

De Boer: UN climate deal ‘possible in 2011’

The UN conference in Cancún next December needs to set the basis for a new climate change treaty in 2011, Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Climate change 25-03-2010

UNFCCC chief: ‘Cancún must deliver climate finance architecture’

The UN conference in Cancún next December needs to set the basis for a new climate change treaty in 2011, Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Climate change 17-03-2010

Mexico outlines road to Cancún climate conference

Mexico, the host of the next high-level UN climate conference on climate change, is working to draw up objectives for the Cancún talks, which will continue the search for a new international climate agreement at the end of the year .
Climate change 15-03-2010

Climate target divides environment ministers

EU environment ministers are meeting today (15 March) to debate their strategy for international climate negotiations, but no consensus is emerging about whether the EU should raise its target for greenhouse gas emission reductions for 2020.
Climate change 09-03-2010

Deutsche Bank urges private sector leadership on climate

Much more initiative by the private sector will be required to take the UN climate negotiations forward after the weak Copenhagen Accord agreed in December, Mark Dominik, vice president of Deutsche Bank Group, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 09-03-2010

Deutsche Bank: Private-sector leadership needed on climate

Much more initiative from the private sector will be required to take the UN climate negotiations forward after the weak Copenhagen Accord agreed in December, Mark Dominik, vice-president of Deutsche Bank Group, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 04-03-2010

EU mulls industry-wide goals as climate ‘Plan B’

Global agreements in areas such as cement or steel could offer a solution if the UN negotiation process fails to deliver a binding climate treaty, said Jo Leinen, chairman of the European Parliament's influential environment committee.
Climate change 25-02-2010

EU official warns climate aid ‘will not come for free’

China and India's hesitation to formally back a Copenhagen climate agreement could jeopardise $30 billion of climate aid to the developing world, a senior European Union official said on Wednesday.
Climate change 22-02-2010

Europe worried about standstill on US climate bill

European concern is growing about the prospects of securing a new international climate treaty, as support appears to be waning in the US for domestic climate legislation that would include a cap-and-trade system.
Climate change 12-02-2010

US, India negotiators pessimistic over UN climate talks

Persistent divergences over UN climate negotiations augur tough times ahead, US and Indian negotiators indicated at a Brussels event on Friday (11 February).