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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...

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...

2014 Lima Climate Change Conference: The Lead Up To a Universal Climate Change Agreement

By Andrew B. Schatz , Catherine B. Campbell , and Jesse Medlong , Associates, DLA Piper International climate change negotiations concluded in mid-December in Lima, Peru at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or Convention...