• UN Climate Talks On The Brink

    • Date: 08/10/10

    China said a failure by developed nations to honor their commitments to cut greenhouse-gas emissions is hindering progress in talks in Tianjin aimed at reaching an agreement to tackle climate change. Negotiations between delegates from about 175 governments in Tianjin, northern China, are being held up as the host country declined to discuss the legal […]

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  • Tianjin Trauma Threatens To Derail Cancun Climate Summit

    • Date: 08/10/10

    The row between the China and US intensified at the latest round of UN climate change talks in Tianjin earlier today, threatening to completely derail preparations for the crucial two-week summit in Cancun, Mexico that starts next month. Relations between the two countries have further worsened in the last 24 hours with one senior Chinese […]

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  • UN Climate Talks Going Nowhere

    • Date: 06/10/10

    The United States said on Wednesday U.N. climate talks were making less progress than hoped because of a rift over poorer nations’ emission goals, and that other avenues might be needed to tackle climate change. Negotiators from 177 governments are meeting this week in the north Chinese city of Tianjin trying to agree on the […]

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  • Californian Referendum On Climate Policy A Test For Green Agenda

    • Date: 05/10/10

    If the supporters of Proposition 23 prevail in the Nov. 2 election, California’s landmark global warming law would be suspended indefinitely. But the out-of-state oil companies funding the initiative appear to have their sites set higher. Success in halting California’s climate-change law by showing the public doesn’t support it would give momentum to the opponents […]

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  • Labor Fights ‘Old Europe’ Over Green Protectionism

    • Date: 04/10/10

    [Australia’s Trade Minister] Craig Emerson has declared the Gillard government will not bow to the Greens on trade policy. Mr Emerson said the government would fight European threats to erect trade barriers around countries not imposing carbon pricing, dismissing them as “old protectionism”. The Trade Minister said Labor’s alliance with the Greens would not alter […]

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  • It’s All Over For Green Dreams

    • Date: 02/10/10

    Just last year experts at the International Energy Agency proposed a target for China’s carbon emissions to peak in 2020 before declining if the world were to be saved from devastating climate change. Too late now. Figures from energy firm BP showed earlier this year that Chinese emissions will steamroll through the Paris-based IEA’s 2020 […]

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  • Dutch Government Plan Shuts Down Green Investment Market

    • Date: 02/10/10

    Triodos Bank, ASN Bank, ABN Amro and BNP Paribas have suspended trade in a number of their green funds. The shut-down follows the Dutch government’s plan to make investments in green funds less attractive.[…] In recent years, about 250,000 Dutch have invested about twelve billion euros in green funds. Because of the risk of the […]

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  • Libertarians And Green Campaigners Unite Against Biofuel Subsidies

    • Date: 01/10/10

    In a “strange bedfellows” story of sorts, some environmental groups have moved to cement ties with free-market conservatives on energy policy. Their goal: to end a lucrative subsidy for corn ethanol they contend is a colossal waste of money and producer of greenhouse gases. A joint briefing being held today on Capitol Hill by the […]

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