Development Policy 26-03-2015

Maldives: Many islands will disappear, despite COP 21 agreement

Abdullahi Majeed, the Maldives' Minister of State for Environment & Energy, fears that many island states will be wiped off the map, even if an ambitious agreement is reached at COP 21. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 15-11-2013

Yvo de Boer: It’s the climate, stupid!

EXCLUSIVE / Politicians look at costs in a "stupid" way and need more "adult understanding" of the tight links between climate, the economy and energy, including energy security, the UN's former climate chief told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 23-11-2010

Chair: Adaptation Fund could expand to manage post-2012 climate aid

The Kyoto Protocol's Adaptation Fund could take on a wider role to manage money destined to help poor countries deal with the consequences of climate change, Farrukh Iqbal Khan, chair of the Adaptation Fund Board, told EURACTIV in an interview. 
Climate change 22-11-2010

Kenber: Businesses continue to deploy clean technologies despite slow UN negotiations

The slow pace of the international climate negotiations does not mean that there is no progress as large emerging countries are putting in place ambitious domestic climate legislation and businesses are increasingly looking to deploy clean technologies, Mark Kenber, deputy CEO of The Climate Group, told EURACTIV in an 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 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.
Development Policy 16-12-2009

Climate expert: EU targets ‘fake and untransparent’

As world diplomats struggle to hammer out a climate agreement in Copenhagen, former senior EU negotiator on the Kyoto Protocol Jørgen Knud Henningsen told EURACTIV in an interview that the debate on targets is ill-fated. He said leaders would be better off concentrating on the 1992 UN convention ratified by the US and devising policies to achieve the long-term goal of cutting C02 emissions by 80% before 2050. 
Development Policy 09-04-2009

Wijkman: ‘Better no deal than bad deal’ in Copenhagen

The world cannot afford to lock itself into a bad climate agreement for the next ten years, argues Anders Wijkman, a Swedish centre-right member of the European Parliament. Speaking to EURACTIV in an interview, he said the UNFCCC should postpone agreeing a successor to the Kyoto Protocol should the preconditions for a good agreement not be met.