Tag Archives: Kyoto Protocol

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Cancun Conference a Success In Spite of Oil Company Efforts

This was my third and final dispatch from the climate conference. It follows up on a piece written the day before for TNR. A colleague forwarded along evidence that supported my central thesis: businesses have mixed motives about climate change … Continue reading

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How the Cancun Conference Can Succeed With — or Without — China

This, my first post on COP16, is also probably the first hopeful piece I’ve written about the climate negotiations. The next two weeks will tell if that optimism is well founded. Yesterday some 15,000 delegates, business leaders, activists and journalists … Continue reading

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A Ray of Light In China? EPA administrator attempts to defuse climate standoff

This second of two posts about the Tianjin climate talks gets into the dismal politics responsible for the stalled policies. The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which … Continue reading

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Tianjin Climate Talks Recap: Little progress on the policies

This post was picked up by The Multilateralist blog on Foreign Policy, a great magazine I have unsuccessfully interviewed with for a job. Since the outcome of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change summit in Copenhagen failed to meet … Continue reading

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Why China is Unwilling to Play the Climate Negotiation Game

While the embattled Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may have been the leading climate-related news the past couple weeks, of more importance to the international negotiations were two meetings at opposite ends of the globe. A week ago Saturday, China … Continue reading

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Flooding, Fires, and Climate Finance: Is there enough fast-start funding?

The World Resources Institute recently released updated estimates of the “fast-start” climate mitigation and adaption commitments rich nations made to poor countries after the Copenhagen summit. The headline figures are pretty impressive: Developed nations have set aside an estimated $27.9 … Continue reading

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