• China Rejects International Monitoring of its Industry

    • Date: 17/12/09

    Xinhua: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Thursday that China is not obliged to subject its voluntary climate action to international monitoring. Wen made the remarks when meeting with some world leaders on the sidelines of the ongoing UN climate change inference in the Danish capital, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei told reporters. The […]

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  • Poor cannot be sacrificed to climate pact: Indian PM

    • Date: 17/12/09

    AFP: India cannot accept a global warming treaty that would stall its drive to lift millions out of poverty, Premier Manmohan Singh said as he left for the final phase of UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Singh is among the world leaders descending on the Danish capital for the final two days of a summit […]

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  • China sees no chance of climate deal: source

    • Date: 17/12/09

    ABC News: China has told participants in the UN climate change talks that it sees no possibility of achieving an operational accord this week, an official involved in the Copenhagen talks says. Dozens of heads of state are descending on the Danish capital to address the December 7-18 conference and hope to sign on Friday […]

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  • Climate Poker: Obama Offers $100 Billion Annual Wealth Transfer

    • Date: 17/12/09

    The Times: The United States today pledged support for a $100 billion annual climate protection fund in a move that could clinch a global deal, and which came just as the Copenhagen summit appeared to be heading for failure. Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, attached strong conditions to the US contribution to the fund, […]

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  • Climate change summit leaves sceptical Russia cold

    • Date: 16/12/09

    BBC News: As President Dmitry Medvedev prepares to join talks to save the planet in Copenhagen, only a minority of Russians will be worrying much about the outcome. Climate change and the environment are not big issues for most Russians – and most of the time the government seems equally unconcerned. “Global warming, the Kyoto […]

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  • Trade Discord Fuels U.S.-China Tension in Copenhagen

    • Date: 15/12/09

    Bloomberg: China is demanding that a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases prohibit nations from imposing trade sanctions, further pitting the world’s No. 1 emitter against U.S. lawmakers. The draft accord from a meeting in Copenhagen to forge a climate treaty bars rich nations from adopting trade actions tied to global warming. China said such […]

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  • US-China showdown looms over climate talks

    • Date: 15/12/09

    Associated Press: A showdown between the world’s two largest polluters loomed over the U.N. climate talks Tuesday as China accused the United States and other rich nations of backsliding on their commitments to fight global warming. Trying to ease the tension, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said rich and poor countries must “stop pointing fingers” and […]

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  • Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore as his North Pole Sums don’t add up

    • Date: 15/12/09

    The Times: There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday. The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, became entangled in a new climate change “spin” row. Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change […]

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