As discussions around the seco...
At a side event at the ongoing...
As global carbon dioxide, emis...
As discussions around the second commitment to the Kyoto Protocol and the post 2015 agenda gain global momentum, the Nigerian civil society groups coalesced under the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance recently underlined the urgency and importance of environmental sustainability saying the post 2015 framework must firmly entrench responses to climate change. At the same time, they urged negotiators to break the jinx and bolster levels of ambition in the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol.
At a side event at the ongoing second Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action in Bonn, Germany, a meeting of co-chairs and observers called for a an ambitious, fair, durable and effective post-2015 agreement.
As global carbon dioxide, emissions teetered on the threshold of 400 parts per million (PPM) for the first time in three million years, delegates from countries all over the world yesterday started another round of talks on how to tackle climate change. Yet, according to Meena Raman, of the Third World Network, “it is clear some developed countries are still bent to rewrite the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to eliminate their historical responsibilities instead of negotiating a fair, just agreement”.
Developed countries will come under pressure this week to fulfil their pledges of significant funding for poorer nations to cope with climate change, following the release of OECD figures showing that the amount of aid fell to a relatively minuscule €1.38 billion in 2011. Read more
Ahead of this year's first round of U.N. climate talks, which take place in Bonn next week, 45 of the world's poorest countries had already set a good example by putting together action plans for climate adaptation. And some have already started planning to develop in a greener way, he added, citing Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Gambia and Nepal as leaders in this field. But questions remain as to how this can be achieved without more financial and technology support from rich nations.