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Submitted by MBurgess on Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 02:38

Gotta Catch 'Em All!

Fast Facts About Countries That Can Increase Their Ambition in Qatar

 

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Submitted by MBurgess on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 06:11

In the Kyoto plenary yesterday, we got a taste of how things sound when there is no more time to defer decisions for another year. After all the talk of gaps, urgency and the need to set rules before targets, there’s nowhere else to move for Australia and New Zealand.

Those two were left alone in Durban as the only countries still unable to make up their minds on a second commitment period. They remained unwilling, still, to move ahead with the Durban ambition coalition, and be part of an agreement that can give us hope that we’ll close the emissions gap.

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Submitted by MBurgess on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 05:32

Announcing: A New "CAN Collectibles" Series!

Fast Facts About Countries That Can Increase Their Ambition in Qatar

Clip and Collect Them All!

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Submitted by MBurgess on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 02:36

ECO has long wrestled with this foundational dilemma of the climate talks, but has noticed something different in the negotiating air since Durban. There seems a new ¨C or a renewed ¨C recognition from all sides that the issue of equity cannot be pushed aside or wished away any longer. It is at the heart of the negotiations, and must be the foundation on which the Durban Platform is built.

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Submitted by MBurgess on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 02:32

Dear delegates:Yesterday CAN was scheduled to deliver a 2 minute statement at the opening of the SBI. Regrettably (to CAN at least), the Chair decided under his own authority that there were not 2 minutes left available in the session for the delivery of that statement. So you never got to hear it. For your information, here it is:

SBI-36 OPENING STATEMENT

CAN-INTERNATIONAL

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Submitted by MBurgess on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 02:24

While many of you enjoyed your first full night of sleep after the Durban overtime, the Canadians had no such luck. Barely off the plane, Canada’s Environment Minister wasted no time in confirming the COP’s worst kept secret, that Canada was officially pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol.

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Submitted by MBurgess on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 02:20


Submit your funniest, cleverest, scariest or most insightful caption for the image at left before 20 May to administration@climatenetwork.org

Winning caption printed next week. Entries outside of Bonn accepted. 

Prize:Free Copy of ECO!

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Submitted by MBurgess on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 03:01

ECO is hopeful that countries will approach the Bonn intersessional with a renewed vigour for making real progress towards a fair, ambitious and globally binding deal that reflects the scientific, economic and humanitarian imperatives.

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