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Two weeks of complex UN negotiations end in two minutes of mayhem as the excitable President of COP18, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, swings his gavel. “Hearing no objections, I decided.”
The UN climate talks in Doha finally concluded after a day of confusion, heated exchanges and ultimately drama as the COP President seized his moment. The NGO community found little to console themselves.
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.
Passions rise as we near the climax of the Doha climate talks. NGOs plead for the Qatari hosts to inject urgency into proceedings whilst the Philippine lead negotiator, Naderev Saño, broke down in his plenary speech.
Young US activists at the UN climate talks say they worked hard to get Obama re-elected and feel let down by the lack of action on climate change. Then Todd Stern surprises everyone by calling for debate on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.
Ban Ki-Moon opens the high level segment of the Doha climate talks and the UK announces a major pledge of climate finance but tempers are running short and Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace demands that President Obama recall the lead US negotiators.
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.
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.
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 on highlights was this contribution to a press conference by the Chadian… Continue reading It’s not the Emir who’s impacted by climate change