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Bonn: Talkin’ about the GAP

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres during a press briefing (Image by: IISD Reporting Services)

Guest Editorial by: Matt Williams, UK Youth Climate Coalition The UNFCCC process has been mired in something of a quandary since the high hopes around Copenhagen in 2009 were quickly dashed when countries failed to come up with a second global, legally binding agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol (due to expire in 2012). But …

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UNFCCC conference kicks off in Bonn

UNFCCC Bonn - June 2011

The UN Climate Change Conference kicks off this week in Bonn, Germany as governments continue framework discussions in preparation for the Seventeenth Conference of Parties (COP17) to be held in Durban, South Africa, at the end of the year. Over three thousand participants representing 183 countries are attending the conference in Bonn from June 6-17, …

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Bonn Climate Talks: Paving the way to Cancun

Delegates progress discussions at the UNFCCC's Bonn Climate Talks

Authors: Sabrina Chesterman & Nyla Sarwar. As the climate talks gain pace in Bonn, progress is being made on a new text, designed to resurrect chances of a global agreement in Cancun in December. Many, including outgoing UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Yvo de Boer, are still hesitant about Cancun being able to achieve a deal, which was originally supposed …

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France has prepared for positive Bonn outcome

Sarkozy addresses the UN on climate change.

France has been a leading nation in climate change negotiations in the recent past. French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for a national carbon tax on global-warming pollutants. Generally, he recognizes that “We are on the road to failure…Time is not on our side.” He has even gone so far as to suggest the creation of …

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Bonn Climate Change Talks – Daily Update

The Bonn UN Climate Change Talks in Bonn, Germany is taking place between 31 May – 11 June 2010. Representatives from 182 governments are in attendance, picking up on unresolved issues left over from the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) this past December and putting forward a path for the implementation of …

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Bridging the road from Copenhagen to Cancun – can the Bonn Climate talks lay any firm foundations?


As the 32nd session of the UNFCCC Convention subsidiary body gets underway at the Hotel Maritim in Bonn, many will be hoping the talks can deliver some measure of mediation between parties and begin carving a real path towards Cancun. Outgoing Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Yvo de Boer, had urged all Parties to ‘overcome …

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Another way forward? World Peoples’ Climate Summit launched by Bolivia at UNFCCC talks

UN Ambassador from Bolivia, Pablo Solon, speaks

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings continued in Bonn, Germany from 9 – 11 April 2010. This marked the eleventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 11) as well as the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working …

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