Lord Stern’s call to end the separation of development, mitigation and adaptation could stir up problems for Wednesday’s meeting of climate finance donors.
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COP18 Doha UN climate talks Dec 7th
A long day of negotiations at the UN climate talks in Doha finds parties little closer to a final agreement. A press conference called by the poorest countries explained that climate finance is the main sticking point. The NGOs seem resigned to a disappointing outcome.
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.
African rainforests may welcome carbon traders
Speaking at a conference organised by The Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, John Mason of the Nature Conservation Research Centre said that the Durban climate conference has given the green light to private sector finance for REDD projects in Africa. Many NGOs may not share this interpretation.
Climate finance has a mountain to climb in Durban
On the eve of the Durban climate conference, the usual suspects (headed by Canada) line up to undermine the Copenhagen promises of climate finance.
Climate finance promises haunt Durban COP
Climate negotiators in Durban may defer a new treaty until 2020 but this is not an option for climate finance.
In search of funds to end energy poverty
The goal of providing universal access to electricity and clean cooking facilities has a high price tag. If the usual sources have dried up, could climate finance be the salvation?
Uganda tears up UN deforestation script
The decision by President Yoweri Museveni to convert one quarter of Uganda’s Mabira Forest into a sugarcane plantation will bolster those environmentalists who argue that UN plans for protecting the world’s forests are fundamentally flawed.
The shock doctrine of climate activism
Never let a good crisis go to waste is the inspiration of the Robin Hood Tax campaign. Does this imply that climate change campaigners must bide their time until the next Hurricane Katrina?
Public image of aid threatens climate talks
Critics of the aid industry point to Kenya where rampant government corruption has not stopped the aid flowing. If the Copenhagen talks are to succeed, we need more positive attitudes towards aid.