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Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
The United Nations climate chief defended the UN on Friday against charges that the Bonn talks were painfully slow and convoluted
Two weeks of tense global climate talks wrapped up on Friday, with countries insisting they had...
Jun 17, 2011 | Read More
Bangkok Climate Talks
Many nations were unhappy that much of the April 3-8 Bangkok meeting was taken up arguing over the agenda, with the U.S. saying the delay dampened the mood
Rich and poor nations overcame deep divisions on Friday to cut a deal that maps out U.N. climate...
Apr 8, 2011 | Read More
The UN secretary general will redirect efforts to making more immediate gains in clean energy and sustainable development
Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general who made global warming his personal mission, is...
Jan 27, 2011 | Read More
Mexico's decision to put its foreign ministry in charge of the grueling talks was crucial to its success. Can South Africa pick up where Mexico left off?
Even advocates of the climate deal brokered in Cancun among 193 nations admit that it is a modest...
Dec 20, 2010 | Read More
"Cancún has done its job," UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said of the 41-page deal. "The beacon of hope has been reignited."
CANCUN, MEXICO -- Difficult talks in Cancun ended on Saturday morning with a highly praised "...
Dec 11, 2010 | Read More
Ghost of Copenhagen failure being dispelled by an 'atmosphere of honest, transparent and conclusive negotiations'
CANCUN, MEXICO -- United Nations negotiators said late Thursday that a "balanced" package of key...
Dec 10, 2010 | Read More
Tuvalu wants to close emissions from a logging loophole; Micronesia wants to cut HFCs - super greenhouse gases - "to buy time"
Leaders of the world's tiny island states, which are already swamped by rising seas from global...
Dec 9, 2010 | Read More
At risk is the whole Mesoamerican reef system, which stretches 625 miles down the Yucatan pensinsula towards Honduras
Just over three weeks ago five Canadians died and 20 other tourists were injured when their Cancún...
Dec 9, 2010 | Read More
Cast as wrecker of Copenhagen, China is taking more constructive approach, say observers, and may compromise on US demand
China, cast as the wrecker of UN climate negotiations last year, went some way towards...
Dec 8, 2010 | Read More
Exclusive interview: Science provides "compelling logic" for decisive progress at UN climate talks, Pachauri says
CANCUN, MEXICO -- Further delay in international action to slow warming would endanger vast numbers...
Dec 5, 2010 | Read More