Yvo de Boer

UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Yvo de Boer, gives his assessment of climate change negotiations with just a few negotiating days left before the start of the Copenhagen summit, noting progress in the areas of technology, adaptation efforts, and emissions reduction tracking. He also talks about the role of the US healthcare debate on the negotiation process, the impact of the Barcelona walkout of the Africa Group, the difference between an agreement that is “politically binding” and one that is “legally binding,” and tempered expectations from Copenhagen. Also see Yvo de Boer speaking from Bonn in April 2010, Bangkok in 2009, Bonn in June 2009 and April 2009, and Poznan in 2008. And UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja, speaking from Copenhagen