Dossier: Lima Climate Change Conference - 1-12 December 2014

Dossier: Lima Climate Change Conference - 1-12 December 2014

Friends of the Earth International at the COP20 in Lima, PeruFriends of the Earth International at the COP20 in Lima, Peru. Photo: Luka Tomac. Creative Commons License LogoThis image is licensed under Creative Commons License.

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties of United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change is taking place from 1 to 12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.  Delegates from the Heinrich Boell Stiftung Offices worldwide and their partners are represented in the CoP 20. The Heinrich Boell Stiftung, MENA Beirut office has supported journalists from the region to travel and report on the conference from Lima.

The following web-dossier includes articles on the Lima Climate Change Conference from delegates and journalists in English, French and Arabic

Articles in English

The Lima Languishing

Lima Climate Change Conference: Lili Fuhr, Liane schalatek and Maureen Santos from hbf analyse the outcome of the COP 20 in "T​h​e​ ​L​i​m​a​ ​L​a​n​g​u​i​s​h​i​n​g​ ​-​ ​h​b​f​ ​C​O​P​ ​2​0​ ​o​u​t​c​o​m​e​ ​a​n​a​l​y​s​i​s"

By Lili Fuhr, Liane Schalatek, Maureen Santos

Lima defers differences over climate change obligations to Paris

After an extension of almost 30 hours beyond the officially scheduled time, approximately 190 nations at the UN-administered climate change negotiations in Peru finally agreed on their future pledges to reduce emissions of climate-warming gases in order to limit the greenhouse effect. However, these pledges remain less than the minimum required to stop the two-degree rise in the average global temperature, which would create radical changes in lifestyle and effect our ability to adapt to the resulting climate change.

By Bassam Al Kantar

Articles in French

L’Amérique latine déploie ses mille couleurs pour le climat

Lima Climate Change Conference: Lebanese journalist Suzanne Baaklini reports on the thousands of activists from different countries demonstrating through the streets of Lima while negotiations are continuing slowly few kilometers away. Article in French.

By Suzanne Baaklini

Articles in Arabic

- Lima Climate change Conference: Lima Summit - Initiatives instead of Commitments. Lebanese Journalist and expert Habib Maalouf shares his views:
http://assafir.com/Article/13/390372

Lima Climate change Conference: Will Lima Serve as a Bridge to a New Climate Agreement? Lebanese Journalist and expert Habib Maalouf shares his views:
http://assafir.com/Article/1/388847

Lima Climate change Conference: Lima deports its climate change differences to Paris. Lebanese Journalist Bassam Al Kantar shares his views:
http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/221969

Lima Climate change Conference: Lebanese Journalist Bassam Al Kantar shares his views on the COP20 from Lima in the following articles:

http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/221513

http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/221669

http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/221565

http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/221484

http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/221728​