• Indian PM: Copenhagen Accord Voluntary Commitment, Not Legally Binding

    • Date: 07/02/10

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday indicated that India would harden its stance on the controversial Copenhagen Accord and would give higher priority to the formal UN negotiations on climate change than the political deal India struck at the Danish capital in December. Speaking at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, Singh said, “Copenhagen Accord, which […]

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  • Can Britain Learn From Canada?

    • Date: 03/02/10

    Canada To Lower Greenhouse Target: The Conservatives downgraded a three-year-old climate-change target as the government filed its official Copenhagen Accord papers on the weekend. Critics seized on the new numbers as less ambitious than the one that the government had promised. And they argue there’s still no clear understanding of how the government will reach any […]

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  • Stern Report ‘Misused’ Climate Study

    • Date: 31/01/10

    Lord Stern’s report on climate change, which underpins government policy, has come under fire from a disaster analyst who says the research he contributed was misused. Robert Muir-Wood, head of research at Risk Management Solutions, a US-based consultancy, said the Stern report misquoted his work to suggest a firm link between global warming and the […]

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  • Copenhagen Accord Not Legally Binding: UNFCC

    • Date: 27/01/10

    Seeking to put at rest doubts over the status of the Copenhagen Accord agreed upon at the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) in the Danish capital last year, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has issued a clarification saying that the agreement was not a legally binding document but […]

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  • India, China Won’t Sign Copenhagen Accord

    • Date: 23/01/10

    The Indian and Chinese governments have had a rethink on signing the Copenhagen Accord, officials said on Saturday, and the UN has also indefinitely postponed its Jan 31 deadline for countries to accede to the document. An Indian official said that though the government had been thinking of signing the accord because it “did not […]

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  • U.S. Vote Kills Hopes For Global Climate Treaty

    • Date: 21/01/10

    Hopes for stronger world action in 2010 to curb climate change have dimmed after the U.S. Democrats lost a key Senate seat to a Republican opposed to capping emissions, experts said on Wednesday. The election of Republican Scott Brown, an opponent of cap and trade, to the Senate after the death of Democrat Edward Kennedy […]

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  • The Era Of Massive Global Climate Meetings May Finally Be Ending

    • Date: 20/01/10

    The collapse of the Copenhagen climate change conference in December killed the Kyoto Protocol—and not a moment too soon. Since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change came into effect, there have been 15 Conferences of the Parties (COP) in which 192 nations have tried to hammer out a response of man-made global warming. […]

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  • Europe, Slightly Losing Its Climate Cool

    • Date: 18/01/10

    Europe has long viewed itself as a leader in tackling climate change, with deeper emissions cuts promised than any comparable developed world power. But in the aftermath of Copenhagen, its confidence is crumbling somewhat. Some of the tension is over the bloc’s variable commitment on those cuts – either 20 per cent of 1990 levels […]

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