• China All But Dashes Hope Of Climate Deal This Year

    • Date: 25/05/10

    A senior Chinese climate official said on Tuesday that negotiators aim to seal a binding global pact on warming by the end of 2011, a blow to any lingering hopes the world could reach a deal at talks this year in Mexico. Xie Zhenhua, who led China’s delegation to fractious negotiations in Copenhagen last year, […]

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  • How India Saved China From Isolation At Copenhagen

    • Date: 09/05/10

    India foiled an “ambush China” strategy of western nations including the United States at the climate change talks in Copenhagen last December. This is why Chinese leaders now regard India as a crucial partner in the global arena, Jairam Ramesh, minister of state for environment said here on Sunday. “At the Copenhagen talks Chinese in […]

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  • Global Climate Talks At A ‘Dead End’

    • Date: 09/05/10

    The chance of a climate change agreement this year is remote because the United States and China are unwilling to make more commitments during the talks, India’s environment minister said Sunday. The last U.N. conference on climate change in Copenhagen last December was seen as deeply disappointing as a deep rift showed between industrialized nations […]

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  • Leaked Tapes Show EU Leaders’ Frustration At Copenhagen Summit

    • Date: 04/05/10

    Leaked tapes from the failed climate summit in Copenhagen published in the German weekly Der Spiegel have documented a deeper rift between France, Germany and the US and China and India than previously thought. The tapes were recorded “accidentally” on 18 December 2009, during a meeting of 25 leaders, including Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Nicolas […]

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  • Climate Billions For Poor Nations Still Nowhere To Be Found

    • Date: 21/04/10

    A $30 billion pledge by wealthy nations to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change was on the table at a meeting of the world’s biggest carbon polluters this week, but there was scant new progress to report. The U.S. reannounced its plan to deliver $1.3 billion in international climate finance for […]

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  • Major Economies Downplay Goals for Cancun Climate Conference

    • Date: 20/04/10

    The biggest polluting nations are downplaying goals for climate-change talks in December after failing last year to agree on a global treaty, the top U.S. climate negotiator said. Representatives from countries emitting the most greenhouse gases agree it’s important not to let “expectations far outstrip what can be done” at UN-led talks in Cancun, Mexico, […]

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  • India Calls On West To Start Disbursement Of $10 Billion Climate Fund

    • Date: 19/04/10

    The Major Economies Forum, a platform for ministerial discussions on energy and climate issues, wrapped up today after two days of meetings focussing on preparing for the summit on climate change in Cancun in November 2010. The Forum was chaired by National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs Michael Froman and led on the United […]

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  • UN Climate Talks Remain Deadlocked

    • Date: 12/04/10

    A weekend of international negotiation made little real headway beyond offering two extra meetings that will now be shoehorned into the schedule of UN meetings to discuss climate change. Even that decision proved controversial, as some criticised the cost of the meetings – likely to be somewhere between $7m and $15m – that will take […]

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