Category Archives: COP18

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Doha: Vague words & fuzzy numbers

The 2012 climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol did not quite die in the desert sands of Doha.  But they hardly took the big steps forward that…

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Australia’s -0.5% commitment

Australia made one of the few major moves in Doha – well, if you consider 5% or 0.5% “major”. Numbers aside, joining the EU with a commitment (QELRO in climate-speak)…

Equity the “new black”

In Durban in 2011 NAMAs were very fashionable amongst side-event organisers; this year Equity is making a strong showing in a bid to be “the new black”. So it was…

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ERC Researchers at COP18

Sebataolo Rehlao, Britta Rennkamp, Holle Wlokas, Kim Coetzee and Anthony Dane are attending the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC between the 26th November and the 6th of December. Watch…

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Poverty, Climate Change and Knowledge Institutions

SIDE EVENT: Thursday 29 Nov 2012, 11:30—13:00, Side Event Room 7, QATAR NCC, Doha Co-hosted by the Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) Most…

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Can Doha produce a breakthrough on agriculture?

Recent Conferences of Parties (COP) have resulted in a discussion and/or a decision on at least one sector/theme agreed by majority of the Parties. Typical examples include the establishment of…

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Mitigation Actions in the context of national development & Climate Change

SIDE EVENT: 4TH DECEMBER 20.15-21.45; Side Event Room 8 We are hosting an interview/ chat format of 3 dialogues each in groups of 2 or 3 discussing a different aspect…

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Twittering from COP

Several MAPS researchers at at COP 18 this year. Following them will give you first hand glimpse into the activities at the Conference of the Parties. They are: Harald Winkler…

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Responsibility for past and future emissions

Wei et al (2012) use two earth-system models, one in from US national lab NCAR and another – derived from it in part, from Beijing Normal University. First, they run…