UN Chief: Migration Adds Pressure for Climate Deal

(Cop15.dk) November 5, 2009 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday warned that the problem of environmental refugees from developing countries is increasing the pressure for a climate change agreement at an upcoming conference in Copenhagen. Ban said that the global talks on climate change have also reached a “critical period” in the weeks ahead […]

Bangkok Climate Change Talks Update

Here is a quick update regarding the latest round of the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks. About 2,500 international delegates from 180 countries just wrapped up the 12-day talks in Bangkok, with the goal to narrow down the 200-page draft agreement to something more manageable for the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December. This […]

Island Nations Frustrated at Climate Talks

(IRIN) October 5, 2009 – Up to half a million people in the Pacific will lose their homes and their countries to rising sea levels because small island nations cannot persuade the rest of the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently, campaigners say. The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is calling for a […]

Latest Round of the Climate Change Talks Update

Here is an update for those of you that are following the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) this December. More than 2,000 representatives met at the latest round of the Climate Change Talks, which took place on August 10-14. The committee had the current revised version of the negotiating […]

"Climate Refugees" Gatecrash the Agenda

(IRIN) June 25, 2009 – The debate on providing protection to possibly several million “climate refugees” displaced by the vagaries of nature is heating up. Bangladesh, which may lose up to one-fifth of its surface area if sea levels rise by one metre, called for provisions in the immigration polices of industrial countries to accept […]

More From the Bonn Climate Change Talks

As the Bonn Climate Change Talks wind down this week, delegates and the international media were presented key findings from a new report entitled “In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement”. The report, which has been released by CARE International and New York’s Columbia University, “explores how […]