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.
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
Lima Climate Change Conference: Lebanese journalist Suzanne Baaklini reports on the draft Paris Protocol being circulated and discussed in Lima in preparation for the COP 21 in France. Article in French.