UN climate talks

Letters to the Editor, December 8, 2012

Our tycoons should emulate Bill Gates. Photo: Bloomberg

Recently, people have been having very heated discussions about the unauthorised building works at Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's houses.

Saturday, 8 December, 2012, 2:37am 1 comment

China, EU hint at reduced scope for UN climate meeting

Su Wei, China’s lead negotiator at the talks, attend the opening of UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

China teamed with the European Union and envoys from the bloc of 48 least developed countries to dial back expectations for United Nations climate talks, indicating that there probably aren’t any new promises for aid or cuts in greenhouse gases on the horizon.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Clock is ticking fast, UN climate talks told

United Nations Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 18th United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Doha on Monday. Photo: AFP

Nearly 200 nations launched a fresh round of United Nations climate talks in Doha on Monday, facing urgent appeals to scale up the fight against greenhouse-gas emissions.

26 Nov 2012 - 8:19pm

Developing nations push rich on climate targets

China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, along with Brazil, India and South Africa, wants developed nations to  promise bigger cuts in  carbon emissions. Photo: EPA

Talks on a new climate change treaty in Qatar next week will not advance unless rich countries promise more ambitious cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, four major developing nations said.

21 Nov 2012 - 4:20pm