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NZ Herald: Cancun talks highlight climate dilemma

Peter Griffin posted in on December 16th, 2010.

Brian Fallow writes in the New Zealand Herald about the aftermath of the Cancun climate change talks, and the extent to which any progress has been achieved. The essential dilemma, around which much of the argument rests, is simply to what extent poor countries should be able to industrialise themselves and lift their people out […]

‘Cancun Agreements’ emerge from COP16 talks – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 13th, 2010.

Over the weekend, delegates at UN climate talks adopted the ‘Cancun Agreements‘, laying the groundwork for an extension to Kyoto commitments and reviving fading hopes for an outcome from international climate negotiations. The package of agreements includes a further commitment to keep average global temperature increases to below 2°C and financial support for developing countries […]

Media coverage: Deal struck at Cancun

Peter Griffin posted in on December 13th, 2010.

Governments from all over the world have struck a deal at COP16, the sixteenth UN conference on climate change, held over the last couple of weeks in Cancun, Mexico. The deal has a number of parts, including the creation of a Green Climate Fund to assist the transfer of green technologies, systems for reporting and […]

The Press: The climate stampede has started

Peter Griffin posted in on December 10th, 2010.

Barry Coates, of Oxfam NZ, writes in the press about the latest climate talks taking place in COP16, and the elephants in the room (which are, happily, now being discussed). They include the mistrust and frustration which remains after COP15 in Copenhagen last year, reluctance to sign up to further emission cuts under the Kyoto […]

Newsletter Digest: COP16, the Year of Biodiversity and Engineering for Seismic Hazards

Peter Griffin posted in on December 3rd, 2010.

Kyoto focus in Cancun climate talks Predictably fraught negotiations appear to have dominated the COP16 climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, as representatives from 190-odd countries try to come to agreement on how to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The overall goal of the conference is to progress the hastily-drafted Copenhagen Accord that was put together at […]

NZ Herald: Power plays threaten climate summit

Peter Griffin posted in on December 2nd, 2010.

In an opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald, Brian Fallow writes about COP16, the latest international climate change talks, which are currently taking place in Cancun, Mexico. Unlike COP15, the heavily-publicised but ultimately ill-fated talks in Copenhagen last year, this year’s talks are a far quieter affair, and it isn’t expected that any major […]

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