Durban News Updates and Climate Briefings

(November/December 2011)

Publisher: TWN

ISBN: 978-967-5412-64-6

Year: 2012   No. of pages: 124

21 cm x 29 cm

About the Book

This is a collection of 29 News Updates and two Briefing Papers prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 7) to the Kyoto Protocol – in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 9 December 2011.



1       Critical Issues Facing Durban Climate Conference                                                                   

2       Durban to Decide Fate of Green Climate Fund                                                                         

3       Durban Should Not be Burial Ground of Kyoto Protocol – Says G77/China                         

4       CBDR Must Guide Work on International Transport Emissions, Say Several Developing Countries    

5       G77 and China Calls for Fair and Equal Treatment of Issues                                                  

6       SBI Resumes Work With Full Agenda                                                                                     

7       Deep Disagreements as Kyoto Protocol Talks Begin                                                              

8       Clash of Views on Need for Durban Mandate                                                                        

9       COP Discusses Green Climate Fund and Other Issues                                                           

10     US-EU Disagreement over Addressing Mitigation Gap                                                         

11     Deep Divide over Legal Form                                                                                                  

12     Statements Made by China on Behalf of Brazil, South Africa, India and China at COP17 and CMP7         

13     Durban Battle on Climate Regime’s Future                                                                          

14     Second Commitment Period Remains Elusive                                                                        

15     Reactions to “Amalgamation Draft Texts”                                                                              

16     Divergent Views on “Various Approaches”                                                                             

17     Key Messages on Climate Change Negotiations for 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 7th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol    

18     Deep Divide over Russian Proposal to Amend UNFCCC Article 4.2(f)                              

19     Leaders Outline Expectations for Durban                                                                                

20     Ministers to Address Difficult Issues

21     New Market Mechanism Debated in “Various Approaches” Text                                           

22     Kyoto Protocol Work Still Unresolved                                                                                    

23     “Various Approaches” Text to Go to Ministers                                                                       

24     Negotiations Intensify on Durban Final Outcomes                                                                  

25     Major Clash of Paradigms in Launch of New Climate Talks                                                   

26     AWG-LCA Chair Transmits Reports for Adoption Despite Strong Protests                          

27     Decision on Green Climate Fund Adopted                                                                              

28     Kyoto Protocol “Second Commitment Period” Remains Uncertain                                        

29     Movement of Technology Mechanism in Durban Outcome                                                     




1       Ecological Agriculture is Climate Resilient                                                                              

2       Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis – A Cautionary Tale for the Green Climate Fund  


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