Surprise rise in global emissions brings greater urgency to climate talks in Bonn

The 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action under the Convention (second part) (AWG-LCA 14) is not a title to send the blood racing.

But the meeting next week in Germany — part of the wider UN framework talks on climate change — could not be more heart-poundingly important.

It is another pivotal staging post in the quest to produce a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol. And the session at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, comes amid a flurry of new statistics, painting a dismal picture about escalating carbon emissions.

Previously unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA), out this week, show greenhouse gas emissions grew by a record amount last year, to Log in to read complete article.

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