Category Archives: Bonn 3

August 2009

Bonn 3: REDD Text Reaches Crossroads

Climate and Tropical Forests Policy Expert Gus Silva-Chavez writes from Bonn

Bonn 3 achieved a fairly amazing amount of progress on the question of how to include tropical deforestation in a climate deal – known in UN-speak as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD.
Read More »

Posted in Bonn 3| 1 Response

Bonn 3: UN-style progress, slow but true

Climate and Tropical Forests Policy Expert Gus Silva-Chavez writes from Bonn

Bonn 3 wraps up today and I'd say the session made classic UN-style progress – slow, but headed in the right direction. There’s really no fast way to get 190 countries moving in the same direction.
Read More »

Posted in Bonn 3| Leave a comment

Bonn 3: Mexico-Canada-US cap & trade?

A very big new hint about Mexico's climate plans just rolled in — from Guadalajara. Check out this joint statement by Mexican President Calderon, Canadian PM Harper, & US President Obama. Looks like Mexico is gearing up to take a target and get ready to join a North American Cap-and-Trade market.
Read More »

Posted in Bonn 3| Leave a comment

Bonn 3: More countries talk targets

The early buzz here in Bonn 3 is around all the countries coming forward with options for emissions reduction targets they might offer for a global deal in Copenhagen.
Read More »

Posted in Bonn 3| Leave a comment

Bonn 3: Chairman raises stakes

I spend 2 weeks a year in Bonn – but I’ve never been here in August until this year. Bonn is the seat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and today starts the third major negotiating session here this year as countries try to build a new global climate framework by December.
Read More »

Posted in Bonn 3| Leave a comment