Locating the UN climate talks in Qatar may prove controversial if activists are banned from street protest. Greenpeace is in talks with the government. A new Arab Youth Climate Movement will bring a welcome new voice to COP18.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, has been on a roadshow warming up for COP18 in Doha. A parallel conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa also has important messages.
International green activist groups stayed away from COP11 on the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad. Was this wise?
As COP11 negotiations enter the final day in Hyderabad, here’s a round up of the current state of play for UN efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity.
COP11 is scheduled to conclude in Hyderabad tomorrow. Will agreement on biodiversity finance be reached by CBD negotiators and how will it look?
The stakes are rising as negotiations at COP11 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity reach their endgame in Hyderabad. Finance is the sticking point.
The High-Level Panel estimate of costs of the Aichi Targets on Biodiversity presents COP11 decision-makers with a conventional economic analysis. Is this the answer for biodiversity?
News round-up for Tuesday October 16 at COP11 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity
At COP11, Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP has lavished praise on controversial ideas known as The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)