A Parting Shot to the Ministers in Bonn: Yvo de Boer’s Address Before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

By Malcolm Dowden Germany and Mexico are co-hosting a high-level conference this week in Bonn, Germany on the way towards COP16. More than 40 countries are represented at the Ministerial level. Yvo de Boer, the outgoing UNFCCC Executive Secretary, delivered a very critical speech at the conference...

UNFCCC makes major step towards incentivising wetland restoration

By Malcolm Dowden, Solicitor and Environmental Law Consultant Despite widespread disappointment at the outcome of last year’s climate change summit in Copenhagen, quiet but significant progress has been made on issues such as reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) and...

UN Climate Change Conference Opens in Cancun

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block An estimated 15,000 people, including officials and environmental leaders from 194 countries, will attend the UN's Climate Change Conference at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The 12-day conference and associated meetings will seek to...

UN Launches Climate Change Funding Website

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The UN announced yesterday the launch of a website to help developing countries make sense of the multiple funds available to finance climate change-related needs. It estimates that developing countries will require as much as $100B a year for adaptation...

UN Climate Change Leaders Seek Cooperation, Creativity And Compromise

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block Executive Director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, opened the conference saying "You are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason...

Meet Me In Cancun - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference on Global Warming

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block An estimated 15,000 people, including officials and environmental leaders from 194 countries, will attend the UN's Climate Change Conference at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The 12-day conference and associated meetings will seek to...

United Nations Announces Climate Change Website for Funding Needs of Developing Nations at Cancun Conference

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The UN announced yesterday the launch of a website to help developing countries make sense of the multiple funds available to finance climate change-related needs. It estimates that developing countries will require as much as $100B a year for adaptation...

Christiana Figueres, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Urges Cancun Attendees to Be Creative, Seek Compromise and Cooperation

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block Executive Director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, opened the conference saying "You are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason...

The Sustainable Corporation: The New Climate Metric – The Sustainable Corporation and Energy

By Steven Ferrey Introduction: The New Vocabulary A. The Alphabet Starts with "C" "C" is for "carbon," "climate," and "conundrum." The environmental vernacular at the millennium is shifted forever - "carbon footprint," "offsets...

2013 Warsaw Climate Change Conference: International Negotiations Seek to Raise Ambition to Combat Climate Change

By Andrew B. Schatz and Katrina A. Hochstetler International climate change negotiations are now under way at the 2013 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, aiming to lay the groundwork for a new, universal climate change agreement scheduled for adoption in 2015 and to raise ambition...

Philippines Calls For “Emergency Climate Pathway”

By Meredith James In an impassioned speech at the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Kyoto Protocol, the Philippines’ chief negotiator, Yeb Sano, called on the parties to take immediate, drastic action to tackle the climate crisis. IISD VIDEO: Philippines delegate Naderev Saño...