COP 18 News & Press Releases

Youth climate leader Merna Ghaly named in Newsweek’s ‘125 Women of Impact’

It's not often that a teenager is featured in Newsweek alongside women like Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, but that is exactly what happened when 18 year-old Merna Ghaly, an Arab Youth Climate leader from Egypt, was named one of the top '125...

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UK legislators: Doha talks confirmed domestic action must drive climate progress

As is increasingly recognised, it is only by implementing domestic climate action frameworks that the political conditions for a comprehensive global agreement in 2015 will be created. Fortunately, (and unlike at international level) domestic climate change legislation and regulation is advancing at a...

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CAN: No oasis for climate in Doha desert

The UN climate talks failed to deliver increased cuts to carbon pollution, nor did they provide any credible pathway to $100 billion per year in finance by 2020 to help the poorest countries deal with climate change, according to the 700 NGOs who...

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Kelly Rigg: Finding hope in the final hours of the Doha climate talks

"What gives you hope? This is a question I'm often asked these days. And what I've come to realize is that being hopeful, in the face of so much bad news about climate change, is not something that just happens -- at least...

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Enviro groups respond to COP18: No oasis for climate in Doha desert

The UN climate talks failed to deliver increased cuts to carbon pollution, nor did they provide any credible pathway to $100 billion per year in finance by 2020 to help the poorest countries deal with climate change, according to the 700 NGOs who...

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Daily Tck: Climate finance remains blocker at COP 18

It is hard (impossible) to find anyone in the halls at the Doha climate talks who believes that we are going to finalize business today. The LCA (Long Term Co-operative Action) Working Group Chair released new text this morning that looks quite weak...

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Climate change will increase malnourishment among children

Food prices will more than double and the number of malnourished children spiral if climate change is not checked and developing countries are not helped to adapt their farming, food and water experts warned on Tuesday at the UN climate talks in Doha. As the...

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Over 200,000 homeless in wake of Typhoon Bopha

Nearly 200,000 people are homeless and at least 313 dead after Typhoon Bopha swept across the south of the country. Civil defence chief Benito Ramos said the government’s priority was to find 379 people still missing and to build temporary shelters for more than...

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Greenpeace: Open letter to Barack Obama on U.S. obstruction to climate treaty

Dear Mr. President, My Name is Kumi Naidoo, I am the Executive Director of Greenpeace International, I also serve as President of the Global Campaign for Climate Action and serve as Global Ambassador of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty. But, today I...

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New Oil Change International campaign says Exxon hates your children

As the negotiators in Doha dawdle on towards the deadline, and the US Congress debates what to do to avoid the 'fiscal cliff', our partners at Oil Change International have launched a new campaign to reintroduce the public to one of the largest...

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