In the Cyberlibrary
Progress in Cancún
Sarah Granich and Mick Kelly report on the lead-up to the Cancún climate summit and its outcome. Published January 2011
Sunita Narain argues that the Cancún outcome favours only the rich. Published January 2011
Remembering Minorities in Climate Action
James S Pender argues that minorities warrant greater consideration in local, national and international responses to the climate threat. Published January 2011
Cancún Sets Important Adaptation Processes into Motion
Sven Harmeling argues that, as far as adaptation is concerned, the Cancún Climate Summit was a small step in the right direction. Published December 2010
On the Road to Cancún
The pace of the international climate negotiations has speeded up as the Cancún climate summit approaches. Newswatch editors Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich report on the latest developments. Published September 2010
A World Divided?
The Copenhagen climate summit exposed serious rifts within the international community. Newswatch editors Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich report on the summit's outcome and its aftermath. Published March 2010
Status Report of Nepal
The Association for Development of Environment and People in Transition - Nepal presents a status paper prepared for the Copenhagen climate summit in December 2010. Published February 2010
Interview with Erana Walker
In a Newswatch interview, Erana Walker talks of her expectations of the Copenhagen climate summit and about her experience of climate action at the community level. Published December 2009
Does Kyoto have a Future?
With only five negotiating days left before the critical climate treaty negotations in Copenhagen in December, just how much can be achieved? Newswatch editors Sarah Granich and Mick Kelly report. Published October 2009
Interview with Heleen de Coninck
In a Newswatch interview, Heleen de Coninck discusses the allocation of national targets based on individual emissions. Published May 2009
Challenge for the Climate Action Network
Astrid Westerlind Wigström tasks the Network with becoming more responsive to developing country interests at international negotiations. Published April 2009
Mixed Signals from Poland
The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and various related meetings took place in Poznań, Poland, December 1st-12th 2008. Newswatch editors Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich report. Published December 2008
On Course to Copenhagen?
Gunnar Boye Olesen discusses issues facing participants in the climate negotiations in Poznań, Poland, December 2008. Published November 2008
Focus on Accra
The latest round of climate negotiations took place in Ghana in August 2008. Newswatch editors Sarah Granich and Mick Kelly report. Published September 2008
Key Climate Treaty Components
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom stresses the human aspects of climate change and describes the key components of a good post-2012 climate agreement. Published August 2008
From Bonn to Toyako
The Bonn Climate Change Talks took place in June 2008. Newswatch editors Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich report on these negotiations and on related developments. Published July 2008
From Bali to Copenhagen
The pace of the climate negotiations has quickened in order to meet the deadline set by the Bali Action Plan. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly reports. Published April 2008
Adaptation to Climate Change - Where Do We Go from Bali?
Sven Harmeling considers the next steps in meeting the challenge of adaptation. Published March 2008
Christoph Holtwisch analyses the current development of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, contrasting the Partnership with the traditional climate regime. Published February 2008
A Reason for Optimism
Gary Yohe discusses a significant change in attitude towards climate risk on the part of the international community. Published January 2008
The Bali Roadmap
The latest round of the climate negotiations took place in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2007. Newswatch editors Sarah Granich and Mick Kelly report. Published December 2007
Climate Reaches a Higher Level
There has been considerable movement in climate politics in recent months, with the United Nations promoting high-level engagement and the United States staking a claim to leadership. Newswatch editors Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich report. Published October 2007
Capturing the Synergies between Climate Change and Desertification
Siri Eriksen defines the opportunities and challenges to be found in linking the climate change and desertification conventions. Published October 2006
The Nairobi Framework
The latest round of the climate negotiations took place in Nairobi, Kenya, during November 2006. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly reports. Published December 2006
Adaptation - An Issue for the German Presidency of the European Union
Sven Harmeling discusses the lead that Germany must take on adaptation to climate change through its year of presidency of the European Union and the Group of Eight. Published December 2006
Desertification and Global Warming: Common Action for Common Challenges
Staff members of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Secretariat highlight the opportunities for cooperative action in combating desertification and climate change. Published August 2006
The Brakes Are Off
The latest round of the climate negotiations took place in Bonn, Germany, during May 2006. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly and Tiempo editor Saleemul Huq report. Published July 2006
Making Multilateral Environmental Agreements Work for the Poor
The 2004 Watson International Scholars of the Environment explain how to make Multilateral Environmental Agreements work better in developing countries. Published July 2006
Adaptation Funding after Montréal
The Marrakech Accords include new funding for adaptation activities under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Tiempo editor Saleemul Huq reports. Published April 2006
Asia-Pacific Partnership Meets
The inaugural meeting of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP-6) took place in Sydney, Australia, January 11-12th 2006. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly reports. Published February 2006
First Meeting of the Kyoto Parties
Montréal, Canada, was the venue for the latest negotiations regarding the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Newswatch editor Sarah Granich reports. Published January 2006
LDCs in the Climate Negotiations
Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden Sabihuddin Ahmed describes some of the challenges faced by the Least Developed Nations in the climate negotiations. Published September 2005
Gender and Climate Change - a Forgotten Issue?
Ulrike Röhr discusses the historical lapse in assimilating gender issues in the climate change debate and the urgent need to undertake research and analysis on this issue. Published July 2005
G8 Commitments on Climate Change and Africa
The latest summit of the leaders of the G8 nations took place in July 2005, with Africa and climate change high on the agenda. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly reports. Published July 2005
Subsidiary Bodies Meet in Bonn
The Twenty-Second Session of the Subsidiary Bodies to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place in Bonn, Germany, 15-27th May 2005. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly reports. Published June 2005
The Buenos Aires Compromise
The Tenth Conference of the Parties to the climate treaty was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 6-18th 2004. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly reports. Published January 2005
The World's Fragile Islands
Agnès Sinaï argues that, from the low-lying point of view of Pacific islanders or circumpolar-dwelling Inuit, the Kyoto Protocol seems an exploitative deal. Published July 2004
Climate Funding for Developing Countries
Saleemul Huq discusses capacity strengthening activities developing nations can undertake through recently-created funds. Published September 2002
Joyeeta Gupta and Angela Churie Kallhauge examine the dynamics of coalitions and suggest new definitions and strategies to benefit developing countries. Published September 2002
Sinks and the CDM
Emily Boyd outlines the current political divergence in the debate over the use of forests as sinks under the Kyoto Protocol. Published June 2001
Preparing for COP-6
Joyeeta Gupta and Angela Churie Kallhauge compare two capacity building initiatives, for Africa and for Latin America and the Caribbean. Published September 2000
Smoke and Mirrors
Mick Kelly steps aside from his role as editor of Tiempo to make a personal statement on the climate negotiations based on his experience of the global warming debate over the past 25 years. Published September 2000
Small Island States and the Climate Treaty
John Hay assesses the progress made at the climate negotiations from the perspective of small island states. Published September 1999
So... Who was Missing in Buenos Aires?
Paul Metz expresses concern at the missed opportunities for advancing renewable energy sources in Buenos Aires. Published March 1999
Stalemate in Climate Protection
Emilio Lèbre La Rovere comments on the main political issues which dominated the latest round of the climate negotiations in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Published December 1998
Proposed Emissions Targets
Susan Subak, Mike Hulme and Louise Bohn assess the implications for global temperature of current proposals for strengthening the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Published September 1997
On the Web
1.5 To Stay Alive
1.5 To Stay Alive, a song written and performed by Barbadian performance poet Adisa "AJA" Andwele, marks the 1.5 degree Celsius limit to which global surface temperatures can rise before Small Island Developing States are severely compromised in their ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
AOSIS is a coalition of small island and low-lying coastal countries that share similar development challenges and concerns about the environment, especially their vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change. It acts as an ad hoc lobby and negotiating voice within the UN system.
Climate Funds Update
Climate Funds Update is an independent website that provides information on the growing number of international funding initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change.
The Climate-L distribution list is intended to facilitate information exchange on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change process. You can view recent posts and subscribe to other news services at this site.
Division of Environmental Conventions
The Division of Environmental Conventions identifies synergies and promotes substantive collaboration among Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
Earth Negotiations Bulletin - climate change
Earth Negotiations Bulletin, produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, provides a detailed account of the negotiations on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change including audio-visual recordings.
Introduction to the climate treaty from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat.
Gender Perspectives on the Conventions on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification
A paper that provides a gender-sensitive perspective on the three Rio Conventions on Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Desertification.
International Environmental Agreements Database Project
International Environmental Agreements Database Project maintains comprehensive details of bilateral and multilateral environmental agreements.
Issues provides background and status information on each item on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its subsidiary bodies.
On Behalf of My Delegation,..."
A survival guide for developing country climate negotiators.
Tiempo Climate Newswatch
Tiempo Climate Newswatch is a weekly on-line magazine with news, features and comment on global warming, climate change, sea-level rise and development issues.
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The treaty created by the international community to address the climate problem.
Webcasts and Videos
Webcasts and video from the latest negotiations on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Autogenerated: 15 May 2015