• Usual Summit Crisis Paves the Way for World Leaders to Play Saviours

    • Date: 15/12/09

    The Wall Street Journal: The United Nations’ effort to muster global action against climate change appeared to move backward Tuesday, as the world’s leading economies traded barbs over the most basic questions about how to divide responsibility for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions. Even as world leaders began arriving for the climax of the two-week U.N. climate […]

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  • Senior Republicans Ask U.S. Congress for Hearing on Climategate

    • Date: 14/12/09

    WASHINGTON – Senior Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today asked House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif. to hold a hearing into the emails exchanged between global warming researchers that described their work with words like “hide the decline” and “travesty.” “The e-mails from the University of East Anglia […]

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  • The EPA’s Carbon Bomb Fizzles

    • Date: 14/12/09

    The Wall Street Journal: In the high-stakes game of chicken the Obama White House has been playing with Congress over who will regulate the earth’s climate, the president’s team just motored into a ditch. So much for threats. The threat the White House has been leveling at Congress is the Environmental Protection Agency’s “endangerment finding,” […]

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  • Cold Feet: Japan threatens to drop CO2 pledge

    • Date: 12/12/09

    Reuters: Japan threatened on Friday to drop a pledge to cut greenhouse emissions by 25 percent by 2020 if the Kyoto Protocol is extended without setting emission reduction goals for the United States and China. […] Japanese Environment Minister Sakihito Ozawa, speaking before leaving for the Copenhagen talks, said Japan would reiterate that its emissions […]

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  • Carbon trading fraudsters in Europe pocket €5bn

    • Date: 10/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: Carbon trading fraudsters may have accounted for up to 90pc of all market activity in some European countries, with criminals pocketing an estimated €5bn (£4.5bn) mainly in Britain, France, Spain, Denmark and Holland, according to Europol, the European law enforcement agency. The revelation caused embarrassment for European Union negotiators at the Copenhagen […]

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  • Britain Angers Poor Nations With Plan To Switch Aid From Health And Education To Green Industry

    • Date: 10/12/09

    The Times: National aid budgets dedicated to reducing global poverty would be raided to establish a “climate fund” to help developing countries to adapt to climate change, under a British plan tabled yesterday in Copenhagen. Money earmarked for education or health would be diverted into projects such as solar panels and wind farms. The proposal […]

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  • Only Three Years To Save The Planet

    • Date: 09/12/09

    AFP: South Africa will host the 17th conference of parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2011, the chair of the Copenhagen climate talks, Connie Hedegaard, said on Wednesday. The 2010 conference will take place in Mexico City. The 18th conference, taking place in 2012, will be held in Asia, Hedegaard […]

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  • China, India Rule Out Binding Emission Cuts, International Verification

    • Date: 07/12/09

    ANI News: Chinese officials have said that their country’s pledge to reduce its carbon emissions relative to the growth of its economy will not be binding or subject to international verification, thereby casting doubts on the effectiveness of any agreements expected to be reached this week in Copenhagen, Denmark. China, the leading global carbon emitter, […]

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