Sunday, 05 May 2013 11:37
Friday, 24 May 2013 11:07
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.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 07:58
The world needs a new “why” for climate action. Unless the public embraces a vision for climate action that is consistent with their notions of prosperity, politicians will not challenge the status quo inside their governments and political parties. Latin American countries need a new “why” for climate action; and nowhere is this potential for reframing political storytelling on climate action greater than in middle-income developing countries. The public is worried about climate change. But is it asking politicians to commit to bold climate action at home? Not yet.
Monday, 22 April 2013 10:35
Published in Energy
Monday, 22 April 2013 08:59
Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:28
By Guy Edwards and Susanna Mage Regardless of one's position on el Comandante Hugo Chávez, the death of the Venezuelan president opens the door for a policy debate on a critical issue for Venezuela and the world's security: climate change. As the 2015 deadline to create a new global treaty on climate change approaches, the question for the oil-rich country looms: will Venezuela be a key architect of an ambitious and equitable deal, or will it sabotage progress?
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:46
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.
Monday, 28 December 2009 00:03
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 11:57
Historically, the U.S. has been identified as the main detractor in international climate negotiations, mainly for its continued refusal to sign the Kyoto Protocol. Later, with the collapse of negotiations at COP15, the expectations of the cooperation of the U.S. went down even more.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 12:34
Published in Climate Finance