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Wither UN objectivity?

November 15, 2000

At an informal meeting with NGOs during the negotiations on Tuesday, UNEP executive director Klaus Töpfer refused to comment when asked if UNEP was working overtime to position itself as a broker for CDM projects. He strongly advocated the inclusion of sinks in the CDM, despite the uncertainties involved. This would give UNEP the opportunity to participate and attract some funds for his cash-strapped organisation.

Interview: Mohammed Barkindo

November 15, 2000

MOHAMMED BARKINDO, leader of the Nigerian delegation and the G77 and China, talks about the priorities, expectations and the combined stand of 133 countries.

Interview: Paul E. Metz

November 17, 2000

PAUL E METZ, is the executive director of the European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future.  Equity Watch presents a discussion with him about Renewable energy technology.

Interview: Paul Bauer

November 20, 2000

PAUL BAUER from the Energy and Resources Group, University of California at Berkeley, co-founder of the NGO EcoEquity, on advancing the principle of per capita equity in the US climate debate

Unclear over nuclear

October 25, 2000

Sources deny reports that the Indian government supports the transfer of nuclear energy technology under the climate convention's Kyoto Protocol.

Carbon colonialism

October 25, 2000

Cheap Fix: The rush to make profits out of carbon-fixing engenders another kind of colonialism

NGOs in glass houses

October 25, 2000

Should Northern groups be pushing international financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects in the South?

Per capita emissions of nations should converge by 2050, says UK commission

October 25, 2000

The only way to a lasting international climate treaty is to accept equal rights of all human beings to release greenhouse gases, acknowledges a recent UK study.

Should fat cats guard the cream?

October 25, 2000

Industrialised countries want to monitor their own compliance to the Kyoto Protocol.

LULUCF: Will better science prevail?

November 15, 2000

Despite uncertainties, long drawn negotiations focus on sinks as an option for carbon mitigation.

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