The three-day Major Economies Forum will be followed by the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, while on Monday leaders of the BRICS group made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gather in Fortaleza, Brazil for three days of talks. The meetings mark the start of what it likely to be a significant push by the UN seek convergence on how a global climate change deal, scheduled to be signed off in 2015, could work.
UK climate and energy minister Greg Barker, who heads to Paris today, tells RTCC more progress is needed working out the basics of that agreement, ahead of a December UN summit in Lima. “While I am not turning cartwheels, I do detect an increasing confidence, at least that our leaders are engaging and people are more serious about an ambitious treaty than ever before,”
Available at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/07/10/three-meetings-five-days-climate-diplomacy-push-kicks-off/