EDF Talks Global Climate

Next Up: Paris, Bonn, Bangkok… Copenhagen

It’s official. The UN has scheduled extra sessions this year to make sure delegates have time to reach a deal by December. The extra time is critical but the schedule is brutal: Read More »

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All eyes on the U.S. as Bonn talks end

The Bonn talks ended the same way they started—with a bustle of activity and many, many questions for the U.S. It matters to absolutely everyone what the U.S. does – because no country wants carbon regulations that don’t dovetail with those of the world’s biggest economy. Read More »

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Delegates stand up for tropical forests

I’ve been to many UN climate sessions but I’ve rarely seen anything like this weekend when a whole roomful of delegates stood up, one after another, to speak out about a shared concern. Compared to how UN sessions usually go, it was like watching a popular uprising overrun the palace.
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Will YOU be a carbon sink in 2050?

There is a lively youth contingent at the Bonn talks this year, and no matter who you talk to or which meetings you attend, you cannot escape their dreaded 2009 slogan. How old will you be in 2050?
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Negotiations get underway

Since US climate envoy Todd Stern left town, walking into the Hotel Maritim is liking walking into an entirely different hotel. Instead of hundreds of bodies crammed into one grand amphitheater, people are milling about everywhere, going back and forth between meeting rooms and lobbies and occupying every available table and chair.
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Bonn opens with applause, for US

The Bonn climate talks opened today in a way that would have been unimaginable just six months ago. The US delegation addressed the opening plenary, and got a steady round of applause.
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