Archive for 'UNFCCC'

UK joins Tropical Forests Alliance 2020 »

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has pledged UK support to the Tropical Forests Alliance 2020, a partnership set up by the Consumer Goods Forum and the US Government to tackle deforestation.

Outcomes from Doha »

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.

Calls for action at Doha »

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.

Towards Doha 2012 »

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.

Green Climate Fund gets to work »

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.

Rio+20: an energy and climate change perspective »

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.

Durban conference agrees roadmap to legally binding climate deal »

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.

Cancun outcomes put UN process back on track »

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.

Insurance central to global agreement on climate change »

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.

UN climate change talks get underway in Cancun »

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.