Durban Diary: Repaying Climate Debt

Durban Diary: Repaying Climate Debt

A major flashpoint at the UN Climate summit in Durban is how nations in the global north should deliver the money that they’re supposed to give countries in the global south to support efforts to deal with climate change. It’s not chump change. The UN...
Durban Diary: What’s on the Table?

Durban Diary: What’s on the Table?

There are hundreds of issues and interests at stake at the 2011 UN climate summit, as well as representatives of the 192 countries who signed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992. But just two questions are on everyone’s mind. The first is...
Durban Diary:  UN Summit’s Stormy Backdrop

Durban Diary: UN Summit’s Stormy Backdrop

On Sunday night, as I met with colleagues from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America to prepare for the UN climate summit, the unseasonably blustery evening went from windy to rainy to a huge downpour. It was a perfect illustration of why we were in Durban, South...