Copenhagen Accord

Yvo gives up, quits UNFCCC

In one more sign that making climate progress on the international front has become a difficult slog of late,  UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer announced his surprise resignation today.  NYT has the story here, and the UN statement is here.  Speculation is that he was beaten down by the failure to reach a legally …


US reportedly submits Copenhagen Accord pledge today

Reuters is reporting that the US has officially notified the UN today of its intention to associate itself with the Copenhagen Accord negotiated at last month’s FCCC Conference of Parties.  No surprises in the content of the pledge: Todd Stern, the top U.S. climate negotiator for the Obama administration, also gave notice that, as expected, it will …