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United Nations summit raises ambition on climate action

a commentary by Charlotte Taylor, Bob Ward 27 September, 2019

The Climate Action Summit, hosted on 23 September at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, succeeded in securing stronger action to reduce greenhouse gases, even though media … read more »


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Strengthening non-state climate action: a progress assessment of commitments launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit

a working paper by Sander Chan, Robert Falkner, Harro van Asselt, Matthew Goldberg 23 November, 2015

This report provides the first progress assessment of climate actions launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York. read more »


Nicholas Stern calls for countries to raise ambition of intended emissions reductions to narrow gap with pathway for 2 degree limit

Press release 4 May, 2015

Countries should seek ways to increase the ambition of their national pledges for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, both before and after the crucial UN climate change summit in Paris in December, according to a paper published today read more »


The management of multilateral negotiations: lessons from UN climate negotiations

a policy publication by Kai Monheim 25 February, 2015

The 2009 Conference of Parties (COP 15) in Copenhagen, which aimed to deliver a first-ever comprehensive global climate deal, ended without agreement in part because of poor management … read more »


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Five ways Ban Ki-moon’s summit has changed international climate politics forever

in the news Michael Jacobs 26 September, 2014

Guardian, 26th September 2014: The UN climate summit in New York decided nothing – but it has helped put climate change back on the agenda


A Long Day for the UK at the United Nations Climate Change Summit

A Long Day for the UK at the United Nations Climate Change Summit

a commentary by Bob Ward 6 December, 2012

This was an example of British leadership in the international arena and demonstrated the enormous amount of ‘soft power’ that the UK can exert by helping poorer nations, many of … read more »


Durban has given a major boost to climate policy

Durban has given a major boost to climate policy

a commentary by Michael Jacobs 14 December, 2011

United Nations climate change conferences don’t of themselves cut greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiations about targets and texts cannot do that; only government policies that give incentives and require business investment … read more »


Why the house journal of the sceptics is full of hot air

Why the house journal of the sceptics is full of hot air

a commentary by Bob Ward 2 December, 2011

The propaganda machine of self-proclaimed climate change “sceptics” has been in overdrive in the run-up to the United Nations summit in Durban, and the new edition of The Spectator is … read more »


UN climate talks see ‘delayer countries’ throw away the 2C goal

UN climate talks see ‘delayer countries’ throw away the 2C goal

a commentary by Michael Jacobs 1 December, 2011

Michael Jacobs: The goal of holding global warming to 2C will be missed if the world’s largest economies insist on delaying negotiations the Guardian


Can Durban deliver?

Can Durban deliver?

a commentary by Michael Jacobs 29 November, 2011

These two weeks might turn out to be more interesting than expected, writes Michael Jacobs. The stakes are certainly high enough. Inside Story