Looking back at the highs and lows of the last 15 years of climate talks – in four pictures

Summary

The Kyoto protocol, signed in 1997, is the only international treaty to set legally binding targets on cutting greenhouse emissions, The governments of almost 200 countries are meeting this week in Doha, Qatar, to discuss a new treaty to succeed Kyoto, which expires at the end of the year. Here are four pictures we have chosen to illustrate the last 15 years of climate talks.

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Reblogged from The Guardian:

Tired delegates are seen working till into the early hours of the morning on the final day of negotiations of the COP17 climate talks in Durban.

 – Tired delegates are seen working till into the early hours of the morning on the final day of negotiations of the COP17 climate talks in Durban. -

Campaigners call on Japan to remain committed to the Kyoto protocol, at the Cancún talks.

- Campaigners call on Japan to remain committed to the Kyoto protocol, at the Cancún talks. -

A visitor is pictured next to a screen showing a counter constantly updating the greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere at the 2010 climate talks in Cancún, Mexico.

- A visitor is pictured next to a screen showing a counter constantly updating the greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere at the 2010 climate talks in Cancún, Mexico. -

A woman works on a visual update with reflections, comments and explanations set up in the Bella centre at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, 14 December 2009.

- A woman works on a visual update with reflections, comments and explanations set up in the Bella centre, Copenhagen, 14 December 2009. -