• Crunch Time For U.S. Climate Change Bill

    • Date: 12/04/10

    It’s crunch time for the climate bill in the Senate. As Congress returns from recess, the Senate trio crafting a compromise global warming bill are under pressure to gain the traction needed for floor action this year. Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) plan to unveil their long-awaited energy and […]

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  • U.N. Climate Talks Face ‘Collapse’

    • Date: 11/04/10

    The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless countries are able to agree on the best way to stop global warming by the end of this year, the outgoing head of climate change negotiations has warned. More than 170 UN countries gathered in Bonn this weekend for the first meeting on climate change […]

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  • Green Blackmail: You Are Either With Us Or Against Us

    • Date: 11/04/10

    Rich countries have threatened to cut vital aid to the developing nations if they do not back the deal agreed at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, it has emerged. The pressure on poor countries to support the US, EU and UK-brokered Copenhagen accord came as 190 countries resumed UN climate talks in Bonn in […]

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  • First Shot In U.S. Climate War Against Developing Nations

    • Date: 09/04/10

    The US State Department is denying climate change assistance to countries opposing the Copenhagen accord, it emerged today. The new policy, first reported by The Washington Post, suggests the Obama administration is ready to play hardball, using aid as well as diplomacy, to bring developing countries into conformity with its efforts to reach an international […]

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  • It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: U.N. Climate Talks Split

    • Date: 09/04/10

    BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Rifts opened on Friday at the first U.N. climate meeting since the acrimonious Copenhagen summit about how to revive U.N. negotiations with few delegates predicting a breakthrough to combat global warming in 2010. Government negotiators at the 175-nation talks urged efforts to restore trust between rich and poor nations after the December […]

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  • ASEAN Leaders Call For Legally Binding Climate Billions, Wealth Transfer

    • Date: 09/04/10

    The leaders of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) called Friday for a legally binding agreement to fight climate change and limit increases in global temperatures to 2 degrees. The statement issued at the close of the ASEAN summit Friday added that the world’s rich countries should bear the brunt of the reductions in […]

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  • U.S. Voters Rate Global Warming Least Important Issue For 2010

    • Date: 08/04/10

    Fifty-seven percent of registered U.S. voters say the economy will be extremely important to their vote for Congress this year, making it the top issue in the 2010 elections. Healthcare, unemployment, and the federal budget deficit rank behind the economy in importance, with the environment the least important of the seven issues tested in the […]

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  • After Copenhagen Fiasco, EU Plays With New Negotiating Strategy

    • Date: 08/04/10

    The failure to reach a deal at Copenhagen has prompted the European Union (EU) to evolve a fresh negotiating strategy on climate talks and this will be conveyed to India by visiting EU Commissioner for Climate Action Conni Hedegaard. The EU has decided to approach the climate talks on a step-by-step basis and try to […]

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