Deforestation

Fiona Harvey

With the Cancun climate conference entering its final hours, delegates and observers conceded that although progress had been made on several important issues – forestry, clean technology cooperation, a green fund for poor countries – there were still many areas yet to be resolved, including the legal form of any agreement, private sector financing, and the future of the Kyoto protocol. Read more

Fiona Harvey

Forestry is one of the key areas of focus at the Cancun climate change talks, now in their second week. A programme – called REDD, for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation – that would provide poor countries with financial incentives to keep their remaining forests standing is being worked out, and has broad support. Read more

Kiran Stacey

As ministers, negotiators, NGOs and reporters prepare to jet off to Cancun for the annual UN climate talks, we asked four prominent delegates, including our environment correspondent, Fiona Harvey, what they wanted to see from the next two weeks of talks. Read more