Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

By Arthur Wyns At the COP23 in Bonn, Germany, international climate change negotiations are well underway now prime ministers have joined the negotiations, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron. The UN climate negotiations in Bonn have turned out to be of a very technical nature, with much of the Rulebook needed… » read more

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One of the most contentious issues of the COP23 has made significant progress during the second week in Bonn. The opening plenary saw developed countries asking developing countries for a clear discussion about their climate action prior to year 2020. After many informal discussions and some back and forth, all parties finally agreed on a… » read more

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U.S. cities come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. At COP23, a panel of US mayors came together to illustrate the importance of city clusters to reach decarbonization. By Leena Eldeeb Since the United States withdrew from the Paris Agreement in June, U.S. cities have demonstrated that decision-making on matters like climate action need… » read more

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BONN, Germany The European Union and Australia told a global conference to discuss climate policy that discussions on finance should not be included in negotiations for loss and damage because “not every disaster is caused by climate change.” By Alanah Torralba Loss and damage refers to inevitable costs of natural disasters and slow onset events… » read more

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‘America’s Pledge’ is inspiring because it comes at a time when negotiations are not moving fast enough to keep up with climate science and citizens are realising that they’re on their own. By Aruna Chandrasekar Bonn: On a cold and rainy Saturday morning, a long queue snaked outside the US Climate Action Centre at the… » read more

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