Monthly Archives: November 30, 2015

  • Five things Pakistan can do at the Paris climate summit

    November 30, 2015

    Pakistan’s one-page INDCs (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) may have shocked many of us, but all is not lost. Pakistan can still take a clear and strong position on some core issues. More importantly, it should not ask for more international support and assistance because we are victims and poor, but because we are investing our […]

  • INTERVIEW: Paris summit’s potential pitfalls

    November 30, 2015

    Bill Hare, CEO of Climate Analytics, and an adviser to countries most at risk of climate change, tells chinadialogue where the major areas of discord are likely to be during the two-week summit

  • The obstacle-strewn path to Paris

    November 28, 2015

    Over the past two decades UN climate talks have struggled to bridge the major differences between major negotiating blocs, something that will have to change if Paris is to deliver a strong agreement 

  • Vietnam bets on coal power despite rising risks

    November 27, 2015

    As China bans coal at home, it is investing in a slew of coal-fired power plants in Vietnam, new capacity that is a potent threat to the country’s air, water and people

  • Coal industry sponsors climate summit

    November 27, 2015

    While climate activists in rich countries demand the phase-out of coal, the Paris summit is being sponsored by companies that run coal-based power generating plants, says an NGO