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Poor Countries Make Final Appeal: For an Ambitious Agreement in Cancun

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancun, Mexico - On Friday, as the final hours of the COP 16 conference approached, representatives of countries most affected by climate change came ...

G20 Leaders Must Renew Their Commitment to Global Development

Kofi Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kofi Annan

It is my profound hope that the principles of fairness, balance and the common good which have become so popular with G20 leaders lately will inform today's summit in South Korea. Unfortunately, the signs are decidedly mixed.

A Party-Driven Process: Kyoto Protocol? Copenhagen Accord?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- Already at the last UNFCCC meeting in June, the majority of nations -- aside from airing their grievances over how the negotiating pr...

Mind the Gap: Gearing up for Cancún and the COP 16

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

The UNFCCC organizing meeting kicked off in Bonn, Germany as representatives from the 178 governments gathered to hammer out differences and draw up a draft text in preparation for the COP 16.

We Need an Umpire: From UNFCCC Climate Negotiations to the World Cup

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

At the end of the two-week climate change negotiations in Bonn, nation groups stood up and expressed their frustration with the 22-page draft text put forward.

Obama Bombs in Copenhagen; Air Force One to Maldives as Consolation

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

World leaders will now stay overnight in Copenhagen and attempt to hammer out a deal which will save face - especially the American President's.

Chair of Group of Developing Nations Makes Angry Plea to Obama After Copenhagen (Video)

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Giving exposure to representatives like Lumamba, the chairman of the G-77 group of developing countries, and reminding the developed world that it is causing damage to others, may be one of Copenhagen's greatest legacies.

A Tree Grows in Copenhagen

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Snortland

Part of being a first timer at the UN COP15 Climate Change conference is learning the ropes. Bill Liao is doing just that, and checks in with a report on all he's learned from Copenhagen.

Climate Deal Flop Reveals Leadership Crisis

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

The failure of world leaders to come to terms with the climate crisis provoked anger and disappointment. My colleague at YES! Magazine, Brooke Jarvis, reported on the early responses to the climate deal.