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The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference agreed a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, a timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.
At the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha the conference President called for global action, while UK Secretary of State Edward Davey will look for progress on the global deal agreed in Durban.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey has set out the Government's position in the lead-up to the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, stressing the risks and opportunities of climate change.
The Board of the Green Climate Fund has held its first and second meetings, taking a number of decisions that will lay the foundations for the operation of the Fund, including selecting the country that will host the new fund.
Girlguiding UK member Leah Parsons describes her involvement in international climate change talks and the forthcoming Rio+20 conference, reflecting her belief that young people must be engaged and take action for a sustainable future.
Kirsty Schneeberger, previously coordinator of DECC’s Youth Advisory Panel, considers the significance of the forthcoming Rio+20 UN conference, and the impact of the 1992 Earth Summit, for energy and climate change policy.
The 2011 UN climate talks in Durban ended with a decision to extend the Kyoto Protocol through a second commitment period, in return for a roadmap to a global legal agreement covering all parties for the first time.
Following the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico, wide support, tempered with a recognition of the work still to do, came from Government, business and civil society.
Alice Chapple, Director of Sustainable Financial Markets at Forum for the Future, discusses the importance to any viable global agreement on climate change of appropriate insurance in developing countries.
As the 16th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change gets underway in Mexico, UK Climate Change and Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has expressed his intention to ensure progress.