Topic: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The unfolding tragedy in the Philippines may keep UN climate talks, the latest round of which began this week in Warsaw, from getting bogged down in national concerns.
The International Energy Agency urges governments to take interim steps to reduce emissions even before a hoped-for climate treaty, saying aggressive measures can still limit global warming.
The climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, didn’t solve all the world’s climate problems. But they were hugely successful. Through the Cancun Agreements, 194 countries reached landmark consensus (even the US and China) to set emissions targets and limit global temperature increases.
12/20/2010 10:57 am
There's an expanding rift between developed and developing countries over whether to extend the 1997 Kyoto Protocol goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions beyond the 2012 limits.
12/04/2010 04:37 pm
Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), steps down, effective July 1.
02/18/2010 05:05 pm
Some specialists are calling for an overhaul of the UN global warming process, which yielded only modest progress in Copenhagen.
01/11/2010 11:58 am
Participants approved a Copenhagen accord that sets out emissions-control objectives, sets a target of less than 2 degrees for global warming, and pledges $30 billion in aid to developing countries. The pact is not legally binding.
12/19/2009 10:49 am
As the Copenhagen global warming talks head into their final days, observers say many climate change issues are likely to be left unresolved.
12/16/2009 04:30 pm
To break the impasse over global warming, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says each and every country must do what it can, starting now.
12/16/2009 11:50 am
The Copenhagen global climate change summit began Monday with new urgency for a deal, and eyes on China and the US.
12/07/2009 12:00 am