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Bonn Climate Talks

Time to Brace for Frantic Two Years on Climate Change

Steve Zwick | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. "The press used to ask me for many years: 'Why is this going so slowly?'" said Christiana Fig...

#KeepUsInTheRoom: Civil Society Locked Out From Climate Negotiations

Renee Karunungan | Posted 10.21.2016 | Green
Renee Karunungan

A protest happened early Wednesday morning, the third day of the climate negotiations in Bonn, after civil society faced a lock out from the climate negotiations on Tuesday. Protesters were blindfolded holding letters that spelled out #KeepUsInTheRoom as negotiators and delegates went inside the conference center.

International Climate Negotiations: Cutting the Gordian Knot

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The Gordian knot of climate politics holds that action should be taken in a certain order, while opinions differ on what, exactly, that order should be. As a result, virtually every aspect of the climate negotiations becomes a proxy for these more fundamental disputes.

Climate Agreement Reached Despite Lingering Mistrust

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

* Agenda for work on new global climate deal is adopted * Agreement breaks week-long deadlock over procedure * Mistrust ...

Washington Should Lead on Climate or Stop Standing in the Way

Janet Redman | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Janet Redman

The United States must show that it cares deeply about all of its citizens, and people around the world, by encouraging countries to take on new commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.

U.N.: Climate Talks Will Miss Kyoto Deadline

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany, June 6 (Reuters/Gerard Wynn) - U.N. talks have run out of time to meet a December 2012 deadline to put in place a binding successor to ...

Fires, Flooding, and Climate Finance: Is there enough fast-start funding?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The World Resources Institute recently released updated estimates of the "fast-start" climate mitigation and adaption commitments rich nations made to...

Smoke Clearing From the Ashes of Copenhagen: A View From Bonn

Joshua Robert Wiese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Robert Wiese

Shockingly, everyone's expectations were met! Today's opening session of the Bonn Climate Change Talks had a little something for everybody.

Fiddling in Bonn While the Gulf Oil Spills

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

It seems like there is a firewall between the disaster in the Gulf and the pace of the climate treaty negotiations underway in Bonn, Germany, this week. The two are very much intertwined.

Top Climate Scientists Urge Action in Run Up to Historic Meeting

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Scientists are normally a very leveled bunch, not inclined to step into the policy ring, but how much more science do we need to be convinced that this is a huge problem?