A new film by acclaimed documentarian Jon Shenk provides a new window into the historic negotiations and many new reasons to second-guess the logic that led to the Copenhagen Accord.
Since the flurry of post-Cancun commentary, not much has been said or written about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. So what’s been happening with the climate talks?
It is dangerous to allow multinational corporations a prominent role in the climate negotiations. This risk was made evident by a letter Greenpeace uncovered on the last day of the Cancun conference.
Cancun is not only picturesque, it is also at tremendous risk if climate change continues unabated. The resorts hang down from the central city like a string of pearls dangling in the teal waters of the Atlantic.
International negotiators have struggled to make progress in protecting the climate since the disappointing conclusion of the Copenhagen conference. Yet, there are a few good reasons to hope that this year’s summit may produce a more tangible, positive outcome than the last.
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has a plan for success at the Cancun conference. Unfortunately, it looks a lot like the one it had in Copenhagen.
In the wake of the disappointing climate talks in Tianjin US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson made her first official visit to China.
Gone is talk of quickly crafting an binding successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol, which effectively expires in 2012. Yet even diminished goals, the six-day Tianjin climate talks made so little progress that some diplomats openly wondered whether continuing the UNFCCC process was even politically worthwhile.
With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists have provided a grim reminder of how little progress governments have made in addressing the threat of climate change.