Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Ambrose Evans-Pritchard | World is at inflexion point as Fed tightening looms

    • source icon
    • 17:25
  • Christina Patterson | Nurses need to be fitter, to fight for the future of the NHS |Christina Patterso...

    • source icon
    • 16:31
  • Jamie Hanley | Despite the government’s claims of recovery, the foodbank crisis isn’t going awa...

    • source icon
    • 16:18
  • Iain Martin | Five things to look out for as the Scottish referendum campaign comesroaring bac...

    • source icon
    • 16:13
  • Editorial | Unthinkable? Publish the Downing Street grid | Editorial

    • source icon
    • 15:55
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

Kyoto plan extended

Kyoto plan extended

Delegates from nearly 200 nations have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.

The deal, agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, keeps the protocol alive as the sole legally-binding plan for reducing CO2 emissions.

However Russia, Japan and Canada have withdrawn from the plan, meaning signatories now account for less than 15% of global greenhouse emissions.

The United States has never ratified the original deal, reached in 1997.

"I thank you all for good will and hard work in moving the process forward," conference president Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah said. 

Lord Stern, a former government advisor on economics and climate change, tonight said the deal provided a "sensible roadmap" for cutting emissions, but warned the world was "heading into very dangerous territory" if leaders didn't accelerate the plans.

"What we have to do as a world is accelerate, because we’re way behind where we need to be. We’re heading into very dangerous territory if we don’t accelerate," he told Channel 4 News. 

Green Box: Kyoto plan extendedClick to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more

Related PRO Content

On air

Lord Stern: Heading into dangerous territory on emissions

08/12/2012 on Channel 4 News