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Climate Negotiations

Hostage Crisis at Cancun Climate Talks

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

The US negotiating stance here in Cancún is beginning to cause fractures among the once unified blocks of developing countries calling for strong climate action.

Weekly Mulch: For Cancun Climate Summit, Activists Consider the Long View

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger A year ago, it seemed possible--likely, even--that President Barack Obama would sweep into the internation...

A Ray of Light in China? EPA Administrator Attempts to Defuse Climate Standoff

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which would reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are warming the globe.

Tianjin Climate Talks Recap: Little Progress on the Policies

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The six-day Tianjin climate talks, which concluded this weekend, made so little progress that some diplomats openly wondered whether continuing the UNFCCC process was even politically worthwhile.

Climate Talks In China Make Little Progress

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TIANJIN, China — U.N. climate talks being held in China this week are making limited progress as rich and poor nations remain divided on key iss...

Will Scientists' Calls For Climate Action Fall on Negotiators' Deaf Ears?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists...

China: Unwilling to Play the Climate Negotiation Game

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Although China and Japan are deeply connected trading partners, the Asian giants sit on opposite sides of the climate debate. In spite of their differences, the two countries have a history of climate cooperation.

Global Climate Talks Stall As Countries Back Down From Prior Commitments To Reduce Emissions

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany (AP) -- Global climate talks appear to have slipped backward after five days of negotiations in Bonn, the chief U.S. delegate said Frida...

Can Anyone Explain This Offshore Drilling Decision?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I'm completely confused by the decision on offshore drilling, or at least by its timing. I can only come up with a few plausible reasons the President would support this, but none make real sense to me. Here are some lines of logic that some may support...

Two Moves by the U.S. and China That Could Unlock the Copenhagen Chess Game

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The U.S. and China each need to do one more thing to give one another, and rest of the world, the confidence to move forward in Copenhagen

Europe Places Copenhagen Outcome Squarely On Obama

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The chief negotiator for the European Commission announced this afternoon in Barcelona that the failure of the U.S. Congress to pass legislation befor...

We All Have Disagreed to Agree, Now What?

Xiu Min Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Xiu Min Li

The vast differences between countries and within the environmental movement are telling as to how COP15 failed to result in a binding agreement. Where do we go from here?

Progress on Climate Change in Poznan, Did the Media Miss It?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Most of the news coverage conveyed a state of limbo, if not retrenchment. There is truth in those stories, but they leave much unsaid.