Top COP or Flop COP?

And finally, its over.  Negotiations carried on until 3.30am this morning, and ended with the ‘Durban Deal’.  It has three main features.

The Three Part Deal – KP, GCF, and … something

Firstly, the Kyoto Protocol (KP) will be extended in its current form for five years.  Civil society is divided on whether this is a flop or ‘top’.  Continue reading


Final hours of COP17

The final hours of COP17 are drawing to a close.  Everyone is tired after two weeks of this process, and many negotiators have already left.  The optimistic feelings of yesterday seem to have evaporated.  Continue reading