Bettina Cerban on December 8th, 2009

A little over an hour ago I interviewed Dr. Sumaya ZakiEldeen, a member of Sudan’s delegation and a professor at Khartoum University, along with Phil Rothrock and Doni Hoffman. While discussing Sudan’s position and her current work in capacity building, she called attention to the disparities in the resources and time allocated to climate change […]

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Grace Lange on December 7th, 2009

How can you ensure sustainable development from CDM projects? I just sat in on a side-event on the EU and China’s perspective on CDM projects in China. One of the main issues identified, was that the CDM projects in China did not contribute enough to sustainable development. The CDM has two main objectives: the help […]

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The role trade will play in the post-Kyoto climate negotations has yet to been fully determined. Efforts have been made to reduce GHG emissions through trade, but many questions about the range and form of finance and investment for innovation, adaptation, and technology transfer remain. For our group’s key issue paper I focused on the […]

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hoffmand on November 19th, 2009

As Grace, Luan and I discovered as we researched Flexibility Mechanisms, the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Africa is dismally small when compared the number of projects in countries like China, India and Brazil. However, it seems like this trend may be changing. The UN just released a report that suggests the […]

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Maria Mei on November 18th, 2009

The principle of common but differentiated responsibilities was interpreted as Annex II countries did not have any binding and quantified GHG reduction goals, but instead, the whole burden fell onto Annex I countries. However, Annex I countries wanted binding reduction target for not only themselves, but also fast growing Annex II countries, which was the […]

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