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News • July 28, 2015

Yvo de Boer: All countries must share responsibility in fight against climate change

Yvo de Boer, who headed the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), told Guardian Australia that the country’s political leaders must help people understand that all countries are doing what they can to cut emissions. “[Leaders must] give people confidence that we’re all lifters, but that we must respect that each shoulder is not […]

News • April 10, 2015

Emissions monitoring and finance are key in ‘less scary’ Paris talks — former U.N. climate chief

By Lisa Friedman International climate negotiations are “less scary” now than before the 2009 global warming summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, in part because there is little expectation of a legally binding treaty, former U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer said. In an interview with ClimateWire, de Boer — now director general of the South Korea-based Global […]

News • December 15, 2014

‘Monsters’ Line Road to Paris Climate Deal With Rich-Poor Divide

There’s a “growing awareness” that current policies won’t get near the temperatures goal, said Christiana Figueres, the lead UN envoy guiding the talks. Her predecessor is more blunt about it. “The 2-degree target is gone in the sense of it being delivered in Paris by this process,” said Yvo de Boer, now head of the […]

News • December 15, 2014

UN climate agreement reached in marathon session

The fortnight it took for UN climate talks to finally stagger to an end in Lima on Sunday morning has shaken many assumptions about what it will take to achieve the historic global climate deal due to be sealed in Paris next December. “If so much blood flows negotiating the prenuptial, what does that mean […]

News • November 24, 2014

Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

(Reuters) – A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures. Delegates from almost 200 nations will meet in Lima, Peru, from Dec. 1-12 to work on the accord […]

News • November 13, 2014

China-U.S. Move to Curb Global Warming Loosens Climate Logjam in Developing World

China’s decision to join with U.S. President Barack Obama in reining in greenhouse gases jump-starts the global fight against climate change, removing an excuse for inaction in developing nations. Chinese President Xi Jinping broke ranks with India, Brazil and South Africa in setting a target for the first time to reduce fossil-fuel emissions by 2030. […]