• Russia Cashing In On $2 Billion Carbon Scam

    • Date: 06/09/10

    Russia can deliver as many as 200 million metric tons of emission credits under the United Nations’ Joint Implementation program, OAO Sberbank said. The bank, acting as Russia’s agent, plans to coordinate Russia’s first carbon-credit sales in October under a program to reduce emissions, Vsevolod Gavrilov, head of carbon projects at Moscow-based Sberbank, said today […]

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  • Surprise, Surprise: US, EU Backtracking On Climate Billions

    • Date: 03/09/10

    Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said today that the United States and the European Union-member countries are “backtracking” on their commitment to provide USD 100 billion towards climate financing as committed at the Copenhagen meeting last year. At the end of a two-day informal climate ministerial summit to address the key issue of climate financing in […]

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  • Hey Presto: Developed Nations Expect $30 Billion ‘Fast-Track’ Climate Fund

    • Date: 02/09/10

    The U.N.’s climate chief says poor countries are right to expect that any funding they receive to combat global warming be kept separate from development aid or poverty relief. Christiana Figueres says developing countries taking part in two days of talks on climate change financing this week expect the $30 billion “fast-track” package they have […]

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  • Labor’s High-Risk Greens Embrace

    • Date: 01/09/10

    Julia Gillard has agreed to a historic pact with the Australian Greens in a bid to end the nation’s parliamentary deadlock, promising action on climate change in return for guaranteed support to govern. The deal includes the establishment of a climate change committee to consider a price on carbon, big changes to the rules on […]

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  • Outspoken Climate Sceptic Wins Big In Alaska

    • Date: 01/09/10

    In arguably the biggest political upset of the year, Joe Miller claimed the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate when incumbent GOP Sen. Lis Murkowski conceded Tuesday evening. Miller’s win was a major victory for the tea party movement and marked the first time it had defeated a sitting senator in a primary. Miller, 43, told The […]

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  • Green Groups Fear Climate Battle May Be Lost For A Generation

    • Date: 30/08/10

    On Thursday, some of the country’s most respected environmental groups – in the midst of their biggest political fight in two decades – sent a group of activists to Milwaukee with a message. We’re losing. They put on what they called a “CarnivOil” – a fake carnival with a stilt-wearing barker, free “tar balls” (chocolate […]

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  • Will Climate Change Kill Labour?

    • Date: 28/08/10

    CLIMATE change can be a killer. This has nothing to do with the science and everything to do with its impact on political leaders. Look at the list of those who have felt its sting in the past three years: John Howard, Brendan Nelson, Malcolm Turnbull, Kevin Rudd. And Julia Gillard? It’s not just senior […]

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  • Climate Realpolitik: “China’s Interests Must Come First”

    • Date: 27/08/10

    Until recently, Yu Qingtai was Beijing’s top climate negotiator. At a speech earlier this month, Yu argued that the developing world must continue to resist unfair demands from rich countries. Here, Chinadialogue publishes a summary of his remarks. On August 6, Yu Qingtai – until recently China’s special representative for climate change negotiations – made a […]

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