Tag: COP18

13 December 2012 | Tim Gore

In the middle of the second week of the UN climate change conference in Doha was a simple ceremony to mark the hand-over of the chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) negotiating group from Gambia to Nepal. It is undeniable that this group of 48 of the poorest countries in the world in recent years has grown in strength and stature at the climate change negotiating table.

6 December 2012 | Richard Casson

Read the latest from behind the scenes with Oxfam's team as UN climate talks draw to a close in Doha, Qatar. (Time stamps are Arabia Standard Time - AST).

5 December 2012 | Richard Casson

"What the people in there need to understand," Lindi Nzwana says to me as she points her finger toward the door of a meeting room, "is that we cannot wait any longer. For us, climate change is something that we are experiencing today. That we are going through now."

4 December 2012 | Tim Gore

Developed countries have come to Doha keen to move on to a new track of negotiations that will result in legally binding commitments to act for all countries in a deal to be struck by 2015. But several critical issues are left unresolved, both in the current track of negotiations and concerning the future of the Kyoto protocol. It is vital these issues are addressed before the talks move on.

2 December 2012 | Richard Casson

Here's a statistic that I found when browsing the archives of the UNFCCC website the other day: At the UN climate talks that took place in Copenhagen in 2009, the US sent a delegation of about 190 people. Eritrea, on the other hand, could afford to send 8.

28 November 2012 | Richard Casson

As UN climate talks continue in Qatar this week, here's a look at some of what made 2012 another year of extreme weather, with impacts often seen on the food we eat and the farmers who grow it around the world. 

FACT: June 2012 was the 328th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average

25 November 2012 | Richard Casson

If you tuned into coverage of the US election earlier this month, you'll almost certainly have heard talk about an impending 'fiscal cliff' – a term that's been coined to describe the need to introduce new legislation to get the US economy on track.

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