Japan, Russia and Canada face “significant pressure” to extend carbon-reduction pledges, and their refusal would jeopardize the Kyoto Protocol, the UN’s former climate chief Yvo De Boer said.
AFC Ajax NV clinched the Dutch soccer league for a fourth straight year as Frank de Boer set a national coaching record by overseeing the winning streak.
The United Nations needs a new body to spend revenue from future sales of carbon allowances, ensuring that developing nations build sustainable economies, according to the former climate chief.
The greenhouse-gas targets pledged by nations after the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen in December won’t change much before 2020 so there’s little point debating them, the man who stewarded the summit said.
"It's very important that the threshold of $10 billion is met as a confidence-building element of the negotiating process."
- De Boer on Nov 20, 2014