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COP18 Doha UN climate talks Dec 3rd

A very full day of action from the UN climate talks in Doha, including press conferences by Todd Stern, Connie Hedegaard and Christiana Figueres – and discouraging new statistics on carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel subsidies.

COP18 Doha UN climate talks Dec 1st/2nd

At the mid-point of the 2012 UN climate talks. there’s evidence from Third World Network that key players such as the US are blocking progress. It’s conceivable that the 350.org roadshow campaign has achieved more in the past week.

It’s not the Emir who’s impacted by climate change

I’m very tied up over this period with reporting on the latest round of UN climate talks, COP18 in Doha. It’s a live blog, similar to my work for the Durban COP last year. My highlight of a week which was desperately thin…

COP18 Doha UN climate talks Nov 30

Artur Runge-Metzger explains the lack of progress on each of the negotiating tracks in the UN climate talks. And US NGOs set out their hopes that the post-election Obama factor will see a more conciliatory approach by the US delegation.

COP18: NGOs propose mechanism for loss and damage

At the UN climate talks in Doha, a group of leading NGOs reports on why adaptation to climate change has limits and that we have to face up to the implications of loss and damage caused by extreme events.

COP18 Doha UN climate talks Nov 28

Plenty of worries on European matters on Day 3 at the UN climate talks. Is Poland a suitable host for COP19 and why is Europe refusing to improve its emissions promise for 2020 when it’s already been achieved?

COP18 Doha UN climate talks Nov 27

Germenwatch releases its Global Climate Risk Index with a warning to negotiators to pay more attention to loss and damage. And David Kaluba of Zambia sets out demands for climate finance from the poorest countries.

COP18 Doha UN climate talks Nov 26

Notes on the opening press conferences from the Doha climate negotiations, covering Climate Action Network, Jonathan Pershing, Artur Runge-Metzger and a gaffe-prone Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah.

COP18: advice to Qatari hosts

In a debate broadcast by Al Jazeera, Wael Hmaidan, Director of the Climate Action Network, offers advice to the Qatari hosts of the 2012 UN climate talks.

Obama owes favour to Doha climate change talks

Many observers believe that Hurrican Sandy swung the election for President Obama. With the COP18 climate change talks set to open in Doha, it’s time for a payback.