COP18 Doha UN climate talks Dec 5th

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.

COP18 Doha UN climate talks Dec 4th

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.

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 roadshow campaign has achieved more in the past week.

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.

No time for tea in Malawi

A new US ambassador to Malawi has arrived in the middle of a diplomatic tussle between the two countries over the suspended Millennium Challenge Corporation grant for vital energy development. Will President Mutharika back down on his repression of civil liberties?