About: UN climate talks

Climate change 25-07-2019

How Trump’s climate U-turn exposed the limits of European power

America's decision to pull out from the Paris Agreement has put European diplomats in an awkward position, EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Climate change 01-02-2018

Scientists dismiss ‘geo-engineering’ to stop climate change

“None” of the negative emission technologies currently available – including forest carbon sinks and other geo-engineering techniques – have the potential to deliver CO2 removals at the scale and rate needed to keep global warming below 2°C, European scientists have warned in a new report out today (1 February).
Climate change 08-11-2017

A climate summit in Paris to compensate for the lack of European ambition

The French summit aimed at regrouping and bolstering climate ambition, two years to the day after the finale of the COP21, is gradually taking shape. EURACTIV France reports.
Reporter interviewing polar bear
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.
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Development Policy 25-09-2014

Summit prompts modest donations to climate fund

The UN Climate Summit prompted some developed countries to contribute to the Green Climate Fund, whose coffers had remained empty since its launch. But the amount of money pledged is still a long way off from what is required. EURACTIV France reports.
wind turbine in South Africa
Energy 22-09-2014

Climate finance on the rocks?

Climate finance is still going strong globally, but serious efforts are needed, including at the regulatory level, to sustain the momentum ahead of the UN Climate Summit.
Climate change 12-11-2013

Philippine storm ‘hits’ UN climate talks

World governments meeting in Poland this week and until 22 November are likely to make only modest progress in reaching a 2015 deal to fight climate change, with concern over economic growth at least partially eclipsing scientists' warnings of rising temperatures.
Climate change 12-11-2012

EU finance ministers must step up climate cash flows to poor countries

EU finance ministers must be prepared to give concrete assurances that climate finance will not fall off a cliff in December, but will continue to be provided to support climate action in developing countries, argue Satu Hassi and Wendel Trio.
Climate change 29-11-2010

Why bother going to 30%? Fatih Birol surely knows the answer

More investments in energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies, more jobs, better health, some regained climate leadership on a global level and an increased chance of keeping global temperature rises below 2°C by the end of the century are among the reasons why the EU should adopt a target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020, writes Stephen Boucher, programme director for EU climate policies, in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV to mark the beginning of the Cancún climate negotiations. 
Climate change 28-09-2010

Bilateral deals mushroom as climate treaty falters

As the prospects for swift closure of a global climate treaty cloud over, bilateral agreements to cut greenhouse gas emissions are gaining traction. But experts warn they are no replacement for an international treaty.
Climate change 08-06-2010

Friis: ‘Climate depression’ is over, full speed to Cancún

Countries negotiating to deliver an international climate deal are back in business and both Denmark and Mexico, the outgoing and incoming chairs of the UN-led talks, are developing a "GPS system" to successfully reach their destination on time by December, Danish Energy and Climate Change Minister Lykke Friis told EURACTIV in an interview.

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