• Developing Nations Go On the Offensive

    • Date: 10/12/09

    AFP: The world’s major emerging economies led by China are calling for a “binding” amendment to the Kyoto Protocol requiring rich countries to slash carbon pollution by more than 40 percent compared to 1990, according to a document seen by AFP Thursday. The previously unseen 11-page draft “Copenhagen Accord”, to be posted on the website […]

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  • African Nations Demand $150 Billion Annual Climate Compensation

    • Date: 07/12/09

    African countries, including Nigeria, require about $150 billion annually to combat the effect of climate change, the chairperson of the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change, Eziuche Ubani, has said. Mr. Ubani also said that Nigeria and other developing countries under the aegis of G77 are demanding for compensation from United States (US), Britain, […]

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  • India’s Copenhagen Strategy in Disarray

    • Date: 06/12/09

    The Times of India: Faced with strong protest from negotiators over what they called change in India’s stance on climate talks, the government on Sunday scrambled to control the damage. Environment minister Jairam Ramesh held a series of meetings with two negotiators who had threatened to pull out of Copenhagen talks as they feared that […]

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  • Copenhagen: Emerging powers join hands

    • Date: 28/11/09

    Hindustan Times: China, India, South Africa and Brazil have united to draw the battle-lines for the Copenhagen climate summit, after their own surprise seven-hour summit skillfully staged by the Chinese leadership in Beijing on Saturday.In a pre-Copenhagen coup quietly planned by China, as it grappled with global pressure to curb emissions as the world’s biggest […]

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  • Benny Peiser: No binding targets in Copenhagen

    • Date: 25/11/09

    Russia Today: “A lot of countries can’t afford to commit to any legally-binding agreements because they need to raise millions and tens of millions of people out of poverty,” said Dr. Benny Peiser, director of Global Warming Policy Foundation. “India and China cannot afford to sign up to any such binding targets. And therefore Copenhagen […]

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  • India satisfied with joint Indo-U.S. climate statement

    • Date: 25/11/09

    NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the joint Indo-U.S. statement, particularly the portion on climate change, which “represents an increased degree of congruence” in the way the two countries approach the challenge. According to an official spokesperson, the Prime Minister’s visit to the U.S. also laid the foundation for a significant and focussed […]

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  • ‘India has no obligation to reduce emissions’

    • Date: 24/11/09

    India Express: New Delhi – Allaying fears of the Opposition that India could give concessions to developed countries in the Copenhagen summit, the government said on Tuesday that developing countries, including India, have no obligation to reduce green house gas emissions. “As per the principles of equity and common, but differentiated, responsibilities and respective capabilities […]

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  • We should not expect much from Copenhagen summit: Ramesh

    • Date: 19/11/09

    New Delhi – Asking Indians not to expect much from the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said the government would follow a “twin track” approach of not binding itself to any global agreement but at the same time putting in place “ruthless” measures to cut emissions on the domestic […]

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