COP-18 Dec. 2012, a set on Flickr.
Russia reiterated its unyielding stance against joining the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol Thursday, undermining any further negotiations on the single existing climate treaty and leaving a void in climate efforts that few hope will be filled soon. Читать далее
Ukraine is willing to assume more ambitious emissions reduction obligations, said the head of the Ukrainian delegation at the Durban climate talks, Nikolai Zlochevsky. Set against the background of other, less than comforting developments of the summit’s recently launched high-level segment, Ukraine’s statement surely came as an encouragement – even as it highlighted certain discrepancies that give one pause. Читать далее
On the eve of the 17th UNFCCC conference’s High-Level Segment, ecological non-governmental organizations that are on site observing the ongoing climate negotiations urged ministers to take real action to reduce emissions in the Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) sector. Читать далее
New data presented by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) at a Tuesday side event in Durban show snow and ice cover in the Arctic has been depleting at an alarming rate, and the Arctic Ocean could become ice-free during summer seasons already by mid-century. By 2100, the fast-melting Arctic ice cap could lead global sea level to rise by1.6 meters. Читать далее
Below2C greets the head of the Russian delegation, Alexander Bedritsky, at the COP17 climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, and encourages him to take decisive action to help prevent and combat climate change, as outlined below. Читать далее