Friday, 24 May 2013 11:07

The benefits of a hybrid

Compared to 2013, the world in 1990 was a simpler place to design a global climate change regime. Countries were either part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or not. This divide was reflected in the two primary groups of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Annex 1 for developed countries and Non-Annex 1 for developing countries. These annexes reflect the different types of commitments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by developed countries and how they are meant to support developing countries to act.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:46

Peru and Venezuela compete to host COP20 in 2014

Next year a Latin American and the Caribbean country will host the annual UN climate change negotiations or ‘COP20’ of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Rumours are circulating that Peru and Venezuela are interested in hosting COP20. As the 2015 deadline to create a new global climate change treaty looms closer, Peru appears to be the stronger candidate.
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Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:35

Costa Rica - High Level Segment - COP15

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Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:27

Mexico - High Level Segment - COP15

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The World Bank's flagship report on Latin America and the Caribbean explores how the region is exposed to climate change impacts and what it can do to avert its effects, both unilaterally and internationally in the event that countries can reach a global agreement at the UN.
Published in Reading List
A LAPC presentation made at the COP15 in Copenhagen, 14th December 2009
Published in Publications @en
By Timmons Roberts & Martin Stadelmann*

This article was originally posted on OUTREACH The surprisingly positive conclusion at Cancun was as much about the process as the substance of the two key texts that are now in place to advance the negotiations over the next year leading to Durban.   There were standing ovations at the transparent and inclusive process that brought the year of negotiations to a close, putting some of the bad feelings of Copenhagen behind us. However on the crucial details of climate finance, we are scarcely any further along, apart from some progress in establishing initial institutions for the new Green Climate Fund and enhancing transparency. In spite of many concerns expressed throughout the year, deeply problematic language was copied verbatim into the Cancun Agreements from the Copenhagen Accord text.  An opportunity was lost to clarify what has been agreed in Copenhagen.
Published in Climate Finance
James Painter, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, discusses the report, Summoned by Science, which argues that climate change and other issues such as biodiversity need to be brought out of the ‘environmental ghetto’ into the mainstream media. By linking climate change with topics such as health and the economy, journalists can potentially increase the salience of an issue, which despite its importance for global leaders, continues to punch below its weight in the global media and particularly in Latin America. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQyPkNj-SqI[/youtube]
Published in Interviews
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