Climate negotiators are still considering how best to drastically cut carbon emissions to meet the ambitious targets of the landmark accord, a half-decade on.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Secretariat stopped by the Living on Earth studios on her way from the University of Massachusetts Boston to the next phase of international climate negotiations that began in Bonn, Germany on April 29. The Bonn session is one of many leading up to a final meeting in Paris, France in 2015 when nations have pledged to come together on a binding deal to expand the Kyoto Protocol to include all major emitters of global warming gases.
Delegates from more than 150 different nations are in China this week in advance of COP 16, a major meeting of the international climate treaty organization in Cancun, Mexico in December. COP 15 in Copenhagen ended with much disarray but the top official
Costa Rican Christiana Figueres is replacing Yvo de Boer as the new Executive Secretary for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She discusses the prospects for climate cooperation with Living on Earth's Steve Curwood.