The Stuff of Climate Change: Negotiations and Cook Stoves
Are cook stoves a hotter climate-change item than international negotiations?
Climate Talks Wrap – Progress or Retreat?
Last week in Cancun, Mexico, officials from the 190+ nations wrapped up international climate talks at the 16th Conference of the Parties on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (a k a COP-16).
The somewhat upbeat press release following adjournment declared the “UN Conference on Climate Change Delivers Balanced Package of Decisions, Restores Faith in Multilateral Process.” However, a perusal of the UNFCCC Web site reveals a “package” that’s modest at best. There was progress around the edges on a climate fund and deforestation. But as far as slowing emissions goes, the only agreement was to