• Firms Abusing Kyoto Carbon Trading Scheme

    • Date: 14/06/10

    Firms participating in a Kyoto Protocol carbon scheme are abusing it by artificially inflating their greenhouse gas emissions, thereby allowing rich nations’ emissions to rise significantly, a watchdog said on Saturday. Under Kyoto’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), worth $2.7 billion in 2009, companies can invest in carbon-cutting projects in emerging economies, and in return get […]

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  • Bonn Climate Talks End Without Agreement

    • Date: 12/06/10

    The second round of UN climate talks in 2010 ended on Friday. No draft text for future Cancun negotiation has been agreed by parities. The June session was the first which came to substantive negotiations since last December’s contentious Copenhagen summit, which was previously expected to draw a draft text for the further negotiation in […]

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  • Senator Graham: From True Believer To Climate Agnostic?

    • Date: 10/06/10

    On Tuesday, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham told reporters that he would vote against the climate bill he helped author. Now he’s going one step further. Graham, one of the few Republicans who claimed to care about climate change, now says global warming is no big deal. Graham appeared on Wednesday at a press conference […]

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  • UN’s New Climate Chief Says There May Never Be A Global Treaty

    • Date: 09/06/10

    Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican who on July 8 will take the helm of the United Nations body that organizes global climate-change treaty talks, said an all- encompassing deal is unlikely to happen in her lifetime. Governments must instead focus on making incremental efforts to end global warming because the response “is going to require […]

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  • Europe’s Climate Strategy Faces Bankruptcy

    • Date: 09/06/10

    The Green Fund that was proposed at Copenhagen to finance climate adaptation seems to have hit two stumbling blocks. Europe’s financial crises and civil society’s claim that offers are “old wine in a new bottle” are threatening to derail the fund. At the Bonn climate conference, none of the European countries have offered anything substantial […]

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  • US Climate Legislation Could Be Buried For A Generation

    • Date: 08/06/10

    If true, this could be the worst news on global climate policy since Copenhagen: A Senate proposal setting up a cap-and-trade program to curtail greenhouse gas emissions likely will be offered on the floor later this summer as an amendment to a smaller, energy-only approach, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said today.… As for climate change, Schumer […]

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  • Green Policies May Destroy Labour Government Down Under

    • Date: 08/06/10

    Australia’s centre-left government is headed for defeat in upcoming elections after a sharp drop in support blamed in part on a controversial new mining tax, polls indicated on Monday. A Nielsen survey showed the ruling Labor Party six percentage points behind the conservative opposition, while a Newspoll survey found concern over the tax could cost […]

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  • Global Cooling: Governments Decide To Ignore IPCC

    • Date: 07/06/10

    The world is set to fail to make deep enough cuts in greenhouse gases in the next decade to tackle global warming, the U.N.’s top climate official said on Monday in a bleak assessment of the prospects for a U.N. deal. Despite his gloomy short-term outlook, Yvo de Boer, who will step down on July […]

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