• India Okays Conditional Association With Copenhagen Accord

    • Date: 09/03/10

    After three months of confabulation within the government, India on Tuesday allowed a conditional association of its name with the Copenhagen Accord. The accord, which had been negotiated by 29 countries including India at the Danish capital in December 2009, had become a bone of contention with some countries refusing to accept it while the […]

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  • EU: Not This Year … But Next

    • Date: 05/03/10

    The European Union executive is tempering its hopes of securing a legally binding climate deal in talks this year culminating in Cancun, Mexico, focusing instead on a 2011 summit in South Africa, a source said. “The realistic approach is to aim for deliverables in the Bonn and Cancun meetings this year, and then to aim […]

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  • EU Struggling To Find New Climate Strategy

    • Date: 04/03/10

    Global agreements in areas such as cement or steel could offer a solution if the UN negotiation process fails to deliver a binding climate treaty, said Jo Leinen, chairman of the European Parliament’s influential environment committee. Speaking in Brussels yesterday (3 March), Leinen conceded that Europe might need a Plan B for international climate change […]

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  • EU Desperately Seeking Climate Strategy

    • Date: 07/02/10

    “The EU’s post-Copenhagen strategy should be just to have a strategy, any strategy,” quips one Brussels think-tank wag during an interview. The rough hip-check Europe received in the Danish capital in December, sidelining the bloc during the eleventh-hour huddle between major powers that produced the Copenhagen Accord, has produced a wave of despondency and cynicism […]

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  • China rejects UK claims it hindered Copenhagen talks

    • Date: 22/12/09

    BBC News: China has dismissed claims made by a British minister that it “hijacked” efforts to reach an agreement at the climate summit in Copenhagen. Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband had accused China of vetoing two agreements on limiting emissions. Beijing’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the accusations were a political plot made by […]

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  • China ‘positive’ on Copenhagen summit

    • Date: 20/12/09

    AFP: China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, lauded Sunday the outcome of a historic U.N. climate conference that ended with a nonbinding agreement that urges major polluters to make deeper emissions cuts — but does not require it. The international climate talks that brought more than 110 leaders together in Copenhagen produced “significant […]

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  • Developing world threatens battle on drafts

    • Date: 16/12/09

    COP15 News: African countries, Brazil, China, South Africa and India say they have produced a default proposal to be used only if rich countries try to shortcut UN-led negotiations in Copenhagen. At the ongoing UN conference on climate change, COP15, a group consisting of African countries plus the BASIC block – Brazil, South Africa, India […]

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  • Japan vs USA

    • Date: 12/12/09

    The Japan Times: Japan objected to a draft proposal released Friday at the COP15 climate negotiations, saying that it would give the United States, which opted out of the Kyoto Protocol, a free pass to increase its carbon dioxide emissions beyond 2012 and penalize nations such as Japan that have already ratified the pact. In […]

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