2011 Special Broadcasts / UN Climate Change Conference Bonn, Germany

UN Climate Change Conference
Bonn, Germany
6 - 17 June 2011

  • 22 June 2011 | |

    Vigilant and Determined

    African civil society on the Climate COP in that continent

    Hundreds of African social movements are calling countries to commit to “drastic” and “legally binding” polluting emission reductions with reference to the UN climate talks to take place in November, in Durban, South Africa. The African groups are supporting the Kyoto Protocol. Read more

  • 20 June 2011 | |


    Young Europeans at the climate talks: new generations demand to be listened

    On Wednesday, Young Friends of the Earth Europe (YFoEE) called EU governments to commit immediately to 30% domestic emission cuts on the way to 40% by 2020. By generating millions of jobs, this would be a solution to the high rates of youth unemployment in Europe. Read more

  • 16 June 2011 | |


    Interview with Meena Raman of Friends of the Earth International: all eyes on the Climate Conference

    The UN “intersessional” on Climate Change taking place in Bonn, Germany, will come to an end on Friday and the different analysts are already stating their final conclusions about what happened in this round of negotiations. By the way, nothing to celebrate. Read more

  • 16 June 2011 | |

    The African COP

    Towards Durban: The road to the UN COP17

    The next Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place in November, in Durban, South Africa, and national and regional social movements and organizations are working hard to prepare the civil society activities inside and outside the Summit. In Bonn, Germany, where the current UN climate conference is taking place, the African social leaders have been speaking out. Read more

  • 15 June 2011 | |

    Dirty Bank

    Climate Finance: “business as usual”

    The World Bank is hitting new records in terms of its funding to highly polluting projects in several parts of the world, and is increasing its support to coal. Nevertheless, the Bank claims to be leading the struggle against climate change at international level. Read more

  • 14 June 2011 | |

    Sad Promises

    The role of rich countries at the UN climate talks

    With the current reduction emission promises by different countries, the world is facing a scenario where world temperature could increase by 4 degrees Celsius, warned Pablo Solon, Bolivian UN Ambassador, in Bonn (Germany). And the developing countries would reduce more emissions than developed countries, the main responsible for climate change, he added. Read more

  • 14 June 2011 | |

    Political Pressure Needed

    The truth about the UN climate talks and the challenges of the social movements

    The second week of the new round of UN international negotiations on climate change started on Monday, in Bonn, Germany. Read more

  • 13 June 2011 | |

    Strong Figures

    Friends of the Earth launches new report: the World Bank catalyzes climate change

    In 2010 the Bank hit a new record in terms of its fossil fuel funding, totaling US$6.6 billion, a 116% increase over 2009. US$4.4 billion of this total was invested in coal, also a record high, and a 356% increase over the previous year. Read more

  • 9 June 2011 | |

    Politically Important

    G77+China demands sustantial agreements in Bonn

    Argentinian UN Ambassador and Chair of the G77+China, Jorge Argüello, said that the negotiations taking place in Bonn, Germany, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in view of the Climate Change Summit that will be carried out in Durban, South Africa by the end of this year, are spaces of extreme political importance. Read more

  • 9 June 2011 | |

    We Want Real Climate Solutions

    United Nations climate negotiations resume in Bonn, Germany

    A delegation of Friends of the Earth International is participating in the United Nations climate talks that began on June 6 in Bonn, Germany, and that will set the mood for the COP 17 on Climate Change to be held in Durban in November. Read more

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