ECO 7, June Bonn 2014, English

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Japan, France, Germany and South Korea!

Hi Japan, France, Germany and South Korea: is that soot on your face?

June 11, 2014 - 1:54am

Australia is the lucky recipient of the first Fossil of the Day award here in Bonn in recognition of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's stupendously brazen denial of the catastrophic risks posed by climate change. And to commend him in his recent efforts to form a gang of of "like minded" countries opposed to climate change action.

June 11, 2014 - 1:52am

ECO was excited by yesterday’s Cities forum where great ideas, such as a plan to phase out of emissions by 2055 from the global building sector, were discussed. Amazing! A number of cities also have plans to go carbon neutral by 2030. Incredible! With this level of ambition, it’s no wonder Parties want to include Cities in the ADP deliberations.

June 11, 2014 - 1:51am

With one week to go in the June 2014 session, it’s time to see where we stand on some of the key issues. Here is ECO’s take.

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June 11, 2014 - 1:48am

According to the latest IPCC findings, forests and land use collectively account for 24% of global emissions - 10-12 GtCo2e annually. This is, by far, the largest sources of emissions in certain regions, notably Latin America, Central Africa and Southeast Asia.

June 11, 2014 - 1:45am

There is a rumour that developing countries are puzzling over how to build confidence and trust for the Lima and Paris COPs. See below for a few great ideas.