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.
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Energy poverty news: Rio+20: June 18
UN-Energy boss Kandeh Yumkella wows a corporate audience on the subject of energy poverty. Potential funding sources continue to be debated whilst new research in Nature gives Energy For all a green light on mitigating climate change.
Moral climate hazard and real disaster risks
In the approach to COP17, the IPCC SREX report is published whilst the Stockholm Environment Institute looks at suspect economic assumptions for emissions projections.
Bangladesh PM lectures India and China on climate change
Speaking at the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Sheikh Hasina appeals to major emitting countries to face up to their responsibilities on climate change.
Global carbon dioxide emissions for 2010
Figures released by the US Department of Energy show an increase of 6% over 2009 carbon dioxide emissions.
The emissions cost of electricity for all
Providing universal access to electricity represents justice for the poor but will increase carbon dioxide emissions. A new report suggests that the pain is worth the gain.
Prepare for personal carbon rations, says UN report
One of the UN’s most influential annual reports warns that personal energy rationing in richer countries is a necessary component of any coherent global strategy for sustainable development. American citizens might be capped at less than one sixth of their current carbon consumption by 2050.
How to make COP17 interesting
Could the Green Climate Fund conceivably support a programme which would increase greenhouse gas emissions?
Chinese ducks in a row for climate negotiations
Publication of its 12th Five Year Plan has put flesh on the bones of China’s energy pledges made in international climate change negotiations. By contrast, Congressional budget wrangling renders U.S. emissions targets less convincing by the day.
Fuel subsidies debacle undermines global warming roadmap
The abrupt New Year’s Eve reversal of President Morales’ decision to raise petrol and diesel prices represents a setback for prospects of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions.