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Lessons of loss and damage for climate policy change

The Doha COP18 negotiations took a step towards compensating poorer countries for climate damages. How critical was the influence of Hurricane Sandy?

Al-Attiyah entertains Doha climate negotiators

Two weeks of complex UN negotiations end in two minutes of mayhem as the excitable President of COP18, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, swings his gavel. “Hearing no objections, I decided.”

COP18: final day and Doha outcome

The UN climate talks in Doha finally concluded after a day of confusion, heated exchanges and ultimately drama as the COP President seized his moment. The NGO community found little to console themselves.

COP18 Doha UN climate talks Dec 7th

A long day of negotiations at the UN climate talks in Doha finds parties little closer to a final agreement. A press conference called by the poorest countries explained that climate finance is the main sticking point. The NGOs seem resigned to a disappointing outcome.

COP18 Doha UN climate talks Dec 6th

Passions rise as we near the climax of the Doha climate talks. NGOs plead for the Qatari hosts to inject urgency into proceedings whilst the Philippine lead negotiator, Naderev SaƱo, broke down in his plenary speech.

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