EU Climate Law Could Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Deforestation

Senior climate scientists say that the world’s carbon sinks could be facing a grave threat from a wholly unexpected source: the EU’s renewable energy directive. The climate law could suck in as much imported wood as Europe harvests each year because it will count energy created from the burning of …

The UN Climate Talks Say “Goodbye” to Bonn and “Hello” to Bangkok

May negotiations within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Bonn, Germany, came to an end. They were imprinted by solving the technical difficulties in preparing the ground for meeting the Paris Agreement goals and shaping the rules that will withdraw the economies of the signatory …

Are Fossil Fuels out of Fashion at the UN Climate Talks?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) prides itself for including both Parties and Non-party stakeholders in their decision making processes. A perspective that is suspicious towards the legitimacy of that approach, however, has appeared during the climate negotiations. What would be its supporters reasoning behind excluding a …

Report Finds Global Climate Legislation Slowdown Since 2015 Paris Agreement

The place of global climate change legislation has “slowed significantly” since the Paris agreement was formulated in 2015, CBS reported Thursday. This slowdown follows decades of legislative growth, and raises potential concerns about signatories’ commitments to honor their Paris pledges just as environmental activists hope to convince them to increase …

‘Business Unusual’ Must Be the Mantra in Bonn as UN Climate Talks Resume Next...

As the 2018 climate talks kick off under the auspices of the UN next week, “business unusual” must be the mantra delegations need heard resoundingly in Bonn, said the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Speaking ahead of the start of the meeting, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF’s global climate and energy programme leader, …

Energy-Efficient Lighting, Appliances and Equipment: Opportunities for Developing and Emerging Economies

The conference “Energy-Efficient Lighting, Appliances and Equipment: Opportunities for Developing and Emerging Economies” will be held on 15 November in Bonn, Germany. United for Efficiency is organizing this high-level conference on accelerating the global transition to energy-efficient products, which will take place on the sidelines of UNFCCC COP 23. Speakers will …