The European Union’s suggestion today of global public financing worth €22-€50 billion per year for developing countries to tackle climate change falls short of what is needed.
EU finance ministers failed today to reach a deal on how to pay for climate action in developing countries – a make or break issue in international climate talks.
President Obama's leadership has succeeded in setting a new tone that has instilled hope.... Now it is most urgent that the US and all nations work together to secure a better future.
As the second to last negotiations before Copenhagen draw to a close in Bangkok, three big sticking points remain. These issues show a lack of willingness of the EU and other industrialised countries to find common ground with developing countries.
Climate negotiations stuck: US becoming key obstacle on the road to Copenhagen. Rich countries have not put serious money on the table to help poor countries adapt to the escalating impacts of climate change.
Climate Hearings and Tribunals give people who are suffering the impact of climate change the chance to make their voices heard locally, nationally and globally.
The worst flooding the Philippines has seen in decades highlights the urgent need for US leadership to push UN climate change negotiations in Bangkok forward to help ensure the best chance of securing a global climate treaty in Copenhagen.
At the UN in New York this week, Oxfam launched an exhibition of Helena Christensen's photographs from her recent trip to Peru to document the dramatic effects that climate change is having on people.