COP16

The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. The conference is officially referred to as the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 6th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (CMP 6) to the Kyoto Protocol. In addition, the two permanent subsidiary bodies of the UNFCCC – the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) – will hold their 33rd sessions. The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) extended the mandates of the two temporary subsidiary bodies – the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) – and they will meet as well.

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5 Climate Capitlalists I Met at Cop16 in Cancun

By Boyd Cohen, CEO CO2 IMPACT I spent several days in Cancun at COP16 last week. I was most struck by the number…
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Bolivian President Morales’ Stance on Capitalism too Simplistic

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CEO CO2 IMPACT “O muere el capitalismo, o muere la Madre Tierra,” Evo Morales proclaimed at the recent UN COP16…
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Cancun Climate Summit: The Shape of Things to Come?

The Cancun Climate Summit (aka UNFCCC COP16) wrapped up this past weekend. Expectations were sufficiently low that the fact that they managed to…
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Gigaton Awards 2010: Recognizing Business Leadership in the Fight Against Climate Change

By Jigar Shah, CEO Carbon War Room Every year there are globally 50 billion tons of manmade CO2 emitted into our atmosphere. By…

CanCun COP16 Dispatch #2

The following is our second dispatch from COP16 in Cancun by Sean Kidney. Kidney works for the Climate Bonds Initiative, a group seeking…
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A Postcard from Cancun: The COP16 Update

The odds that the COP16 talks in Cancun this week will produce much in the way of meaningful international agreement aren’t very high.…

Why Cancun is the Place to Be… for Energy Innovation

By: Michel Gelobter A year ago, the world was hopeful that a global agreement would come out of the COP15 sessions in Copenhagen.…
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Clearing the Air at Cancun Climate Summit

As COP-16 begins in Cancun, Mexico, world leaders need to understand that global warming isn’t only about carbon dioxide. In a world that…
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A Bottom-Up Approach to Fight Climate Change: Inaugural World Climate Summit

The UN sanctioned COP16 is just around the corner in Cancun, Mexico.  Will this year’s COP16 give us bona-fide treaty signed by governments…
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Canada’s Climate Change Accountability Act Killed By Conservative Senate

At each of the last three climate summits, Canada has been deemed the world’s Colossal Fossil — the country that has done more…
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MIT/CoLab Contest: Crowdsourcing for Climate Change

There’s new meaning to being part of the climate change solution if MIT and the Climate CoLab online community can leverage their crowdsourcing…
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Jump-Starting Fast Start Finance for Climate Change

A new website launched this month by the United Nations, FastStartFinance.org, is designed to track climate change funding commitments from industrialized countries. The…
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Bonn Talks: Progress in the Climate Fight in a Post-Copenhagen World

By Joshua Wiese While gushing oil in the Gulf was foremost on the minds of family and friends in the States, my climate…

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap Up, Some Progress Made

Originally published on Global Warming is Real The “Road to Cancun” moves haltingly forward with the conclusion last Friday of the United Nations…

Copenhagen Was a BIG Deal, Here’s Why

By Joshua Wiese The most profound difference between my experience here in Bonn and my experience at all the other negotiations I’ve attended…