Walking Through Paris: An Interview With Yeb Saño

Juan Mayorga | December 10th, 2015

It’s been two years since Yeb Saño delivered the emotional speech in Warsaw that made him as someone to watch during the UN climate change negotiations. At the very moment when super typhoon

The 1.5 Placebo

David Gawith | December 10th, 2015

Moments before the Paris climate agreement is to be decided upon, the draft text (as of 3pm Wednesday) still contains three different options surrounding its overall objective. The draft retains

Australia’s Deceptive Play

Anna Heyward | December 9th, 2015

Despite its recent endorsement of limiting warming to 1.5°C, Australia is protecting its right to unchecked burning of fossil fuels. According to an independent assessment released during the Paris conference,

Hug A Saudi

Lachie McKenzie | December 9th, 2015

Saudi Arabia has done a complete reversal on its position at the climate conference here in Paris. In a surprise twist, the oil dependent nation has committed to fully decarbonise

Audacity and Ambition on Climate

Andres Fuentes | December 9th, 2015

Tony de Brum, foreign minister of the Marshall Islands, puts his position on climate negotiations bluntly: “I still refuse to go home from Paris without an agreement that allows me

State of Play: The Quid Pro Quo Game

Hamish M | December 9th, 2015

With the release of a shortened text that simplifies the options still on the table, climate negotiations are moving along in Paris. It is expected that a final version will

La hora de la verdad: Los principales bloques de la COP21

Jacqui Fetchet | December 9th, 2015

Traducción: Juan Mayorga. Lee la versión en inglés aquí. Casi 200 países se han reunido en París en busca de un acuerdo contra el cambio climático. La cumbre ha sido

State of Play: Back from the Brink

Hamish M | December 8th, 2015

The charade of consensus is over, and Paris is now a game of trade-offs. The big question is: who is willing to trade? The Paris negotiations on a new global

Pacific Leaders Draw Line in the Sand

Kya Lal | December 8th, 2015

The Paris climate summit is breaking records and setting milestones like none before it. Speaking to a record number of world leaders and heads of governments, UN Secretary General Ban