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Kyoto Protocol

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  • Squamish river, Canada. Under Stephen Harper, Canada has lagged behind the rest of the world in combating climate change; will new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau make a difference? (Photo: James Wheeler, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Will new leadership boost Canadian contribution to global climate negotiations?

    As Prime Minister Trudeau prepares to represent his country at the G20 and COP21, will he bring Canada's climate and environment polices in from the cold?

    21 October 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Polluted air coming out of the smoke stacks of a factory in Shanghai, China.

    The least developed countries, equity, and a brave new world

    For the first time, all of the world’s major carbon emitters – including China, the US and India – will be legally bound to a new global climate agreement that reduces emissions. But, HOW?

    2 July 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Climate protestors in Doha. Photo: adopt a negotiator

    COP18: Outcomes of the Doha climate talks

    What are the major outcomes from the climate talks and what does it all mean for developing countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change? We spoke with Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow with IIED's climate change group, for his analysis.

    12 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • COP18: Latest from the Doha climate change conference

    What is happening at the Climate negotiations in Doha and what might the developments mean for countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change? We spoke with Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow with IIED's climate change group, for his analysis on recent developments.

    6 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • Consensus grows behind the scenes at the UN climate negotiations

    It’s too early to talk about the end-game in the 17th conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks that are underway in Durban. But amid the shifting diplomatic sands of talks and texts, there are signs that some of the ground is starting to solidify.

    4 December 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Do or die in Durban

    I was one among the many sleep-deprived observers present at the birth of the Kyoto Protocol, during the early hours of a cold December morning in 1997. I cannot claim to have formed an immediate emotional attachment. Along with many others, I despaired already at the weakling’s lack of ambition, and numerous defects (politely called loopholes) that rendered it a joke on the planet. It was optimistically proclaimed a “first small step”, implying that better would follow once the world “warmed up” to the idea of living in a carbon-constrained world.

    30 November 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Video update from the UN climate negotiations: "Theatre from the Canadians"

    Saleemul Huq, IIED’s Senior Fellow in the Climate Change group, reports from Durban on "theatre from the Canadians".  

    30 November 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Storm watch for Cancun climate talks

    Striking a deal at this month’s UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico will largely depend on negotiators’ ability to settle stormy disputes, particularly between the developed and developing world, over six key issues.

    23 November 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • Tianjin Climate Negotiation through the CLACC lens

    Last month (4–9 October), more than 2300 government delegates, observers and intergovernmental organisations met in Tianjin, China in a search for common ground to achieve strong action on climate change.

    19 November 2010 | Article | Climate change
  • The world-changing power of serendipity

    Lobbying — the pre- and post-negotiation discussions where much of the real action at global conventions happens — is a key activity for NGOs at the talks.

    7 December 2008 | Blog | Climate change
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