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There are massive disparities between the developed and developing world that compound the issue of emissions reduction at COP 18 and beyond. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution CO2 has increased about 41 percent. Research from climate scientists indicates that we need to act now to reduce emissions. The temperature of the planet has [...]
One of the world’s largest economic powerhouses has reportedly struck a deal with the European Union to cut greenhouses gases. According to Reuters, the European Commission has announced that China will partner with the EU to develop initiatives like Chinese emissions trading schemes. China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. The EU and [...]
The participants at the U.N. climate change talks in Durban, South Africa, managed to come to an agreement on a package of measures early on Sunday that would eventually force all the world’s polluters to take legally binding action. This achievement is a positive step forward given the fact that there were very low expectations [...]
As COP 17 comes to a close, European Union Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard blamed China and India for resisting the EU-designed “road map” designed to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which is set to expire in 2012. Although support has grown for the EU plan, it may not be enough. African nations, 43 island states and [...]
Developed nations are failing to keep thepromise they made last year to provide adequate finance to help theworld’s poorest countries adapt to the impacts of climate change,according to research published last week. The paper–published by the International Institute for Environment andDevelopment (IIED)–includes a five-point plan to enable developednations to fulfil their pledges and build the [...]
The 2010 Climate Competitiveness Index, which tracks nationalprogress to create green jobs and economic growth through low-carboneconomic growth, shows that in spite of uncertainty surroundinginternational climate negotiations, countries have pushed ahead withlow-carbon growth strategies during the first quarter of 2010. The annual Climate Competitiveness Index (CCI), produced bythe independent non-profit institute AccountAbility in partnership withthe [...]
In compliance with the Copenhagen Accord’s January 31 deadline, the US and Canadahave pledged to reduce their greenhouse gases. Similar pledges weremade by other large greenhouse gas emitters including Europe, Japan andAustralia. Developing nations like China and India say they willcurb emissions as a share of their growing economies. Environmentministers from the BASIC countries, (Brazil, [...]
As stipulated in last December’s Copenhagen Accord, January 31, 2010was the deadline for weathier nations to submit their emissionsreductions targets. Obama Pledged to reduce US greenhouse gases (GHGs)by approximately 17 percent below 2005 levels over the next 10 years. Inhis letter to the UN, US Special Climate Envoy Todd Stern called theAccord "an important step [...]
There’s been a bit of bickering between the Brits and Beijing(how’s that for alliteration!) following the finalization of theCopenhagen Accord and conclusion of COP15. I’m not interested indiscussing that today. Instead, I’m more interested in how the detailsof the accord measures up to China negotiating stance going into COP15and as they evolved as the proceedings [...]
Much was left undone in Copenhagen, and the manyloopholes in the climate accord could lead to rising emissions. But theconference averted disaster by keeping the UN climate negotiationsalive, and some expressed hope that the growth of renewable energytechnology may ultimately save the day. by fred pearce Did British climatesecretary Ed Miliband save the planet early [...]
Whata dramatic sprint to the finish lime of COP15! When all was said anddone, what resulted in the form of the Copenhagen Accord (available here)was a non-binding three-page agreement which the conference of parties“took note” of rather than voted for or signed in order to get roundthe objections of a handful of petro-states such as [...]
Chaos ruled supreme in the closing day of the 15th Conference of theParties at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change inCopenhagen, Denmark. On Friday, about 25 Heads of State that had beenmeeting separately from the main negotiations going on for most of theday, emerged to announce an agreement had been reached sometime betweenyesterday [...]
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