Tag Archives: Cancun Summit

Cancun leaves fair climate deal on 'life-support'

As UN climate negotiations ended in Cancun, reactions have varied – even within the Friends of the Earth International network. But no one disputes that bare fact that there was no practical progress towards a fair agreement. The package also … Continue reading

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Cancun goes into extra time

Climate negotiations continue in Cancun, with the official end of the meeting passed some hours ago. I don’t intend to stay up all night trying to follow progress – as there is every chance they will be talking well into … Continue reading

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Constructive in Cancun?

In a pleasant contrast to last year’s Copenhagen summit, the news from Cancun – in the last day or two – has primarily focused on the content of the negotiations, and they are actually progressing. Not everything is going well … Continue reading

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Cancun enters second week with doublespeak and bullying

Supporters of the Accord are indulging in modern day double-speak – describing the Accord approach with the wonderful term ‘a balanced agreement’ … trying to give the impression that the Protocol is unbalanced. Continue reading

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Kyoto vs Copenhagen in Cancun

The battle between the Kyoto Protocol and the Copenhagen Accord has come to the fore. Mexico is rumoured to be prepared to table a draft text based on the Accord, although the negotiators deny this. The US is talking up … Continue reading

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Show us the money: Cancun negotiators talk cash

Duncan McLaren updates on the climate summit. Finance continues to dominate discussions inside and outside the talks in Cancun. The arbitary numbers being bandied around – both for so-called ‘Fast Start Finance’ (FSF), and over the medium term – have … Continue reading

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UN climate negotiations claw their way to Cancun summit

A year on from climate negotiations in Copenhagen, the UN process has clawed its way to another summit, this time in the heat of Cancun, Mexico. Continue reading

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