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SEOUL, South Korea, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yvo de Boer, the current KPMG Global Chairman of the Climate Change & Sustainability Services (CC&S) and former Executive Secretary
As a second week of climate talks begin at the Doha Summit in Qatar, the nearly 200 countries gathered there are no closer to a climate deal than when the last summit ended in Durban, South Africa.
The structure and processes of United Nations climate negotiations are "antiquated", unfair and obstruct attempts to reach agreements.
As the 2011 annual UN climate summit kicks off this week in Durban, certain members are already up in arms over a number of political developments that they believe are unfavorable to global progress in fighting climate change.
A global temperature increase of up to 4Âº C and the end of coral reefs could become reality by 2100 if national targets are not revised in the Copenhagen Accord, the international pledge which was agreed at last year's Copenhagen's COP15 climate change conference.
BONN, Germany, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow: The climate talks are back, this time in Bonn, Germany, where the UN is having a tough time escaping the aftermath of its failed negotiations in Copenhagen.
According to recent media reports, Costa Rica's Christiana Figueres is to be the new head of the UN climate convention.
In an attempt to revive global talks on climate that were left in shambles after the UN summit in Copenhagen in December, three dozen plus environment ministers will meet near Bonn, Germany on Sunday.
The loose framework and "unambitious" carbon-cutting pledges of the Copenhagen accord means that the treaty will more than likely fail to reach its target of limiting global warming to just 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), claim Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) members.
A meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) over the weekend once again highlighted the differences of opinions between nations that have been ongoing since the December 2009 Copenhagen conference.
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