• 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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  • IPCC Chairman In Hot Water Over Alleged Conflicts Of Interest

    • Date: 17/01/10

    Millions of pounds of British taxpayers’ money is being paid to an organisation in India run by Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the controversial chairman of the UN climate change panel, despite growing concern over its accounts. A research institute headed by Dr Pachauri will receive up to £10 million funding over the next five years from […]

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  • EU Deeply Split On Unilateral Targets

    • Date: 16/01/10

    European Union countries diverged on the level of cuts in greenhouse gas emissions the union wants to commit to, EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said Saturday. Environment ministers of France, Germany and the U.K. at the sidelines of an EU ministers meeting said they favor increasing the EU’s emission reduction target to 30% from 20% […]

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  • British Researchers Attack Sea-Level Rise ‘Apocalypse’

    • Date: 10/01/10

    Climate science faces a new controversy after the Met Office denounced research from the Copenhagen summit which suggested that global warming could raise sea levels by 6ft by 2100. The research, published by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, created headline news during the United Nations summit on climate change in Denmark […]

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  • China To Obama: Where’s The Money?

    • Date: 09/01/10

    Chinese negotiators achieved their goal at Copenhagen climate talks in ensuring financial aid for developing nations was not linked to external reviews of China’s environmental plans, its top climate envoy said on Saturday. Britain, Sweden and other countries have accused China of obstructing the climate summit, which ended last month with a non-binding accord that […]

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  • EU Gives Up On UN Climate Negotiations

    • Date: 09/01/10

    The EU will pursue a new deal on global warming through the G20, after last month’s UN climate conference led to unwieldy negotiations that did not accomplish much. New EU president Herman van Rompuy said that halting global warming remains a key target for Europe, whose proposal for ambitious pollution cuts by 2020 found no […]

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  • Is Obama Getting Cold Feet Over $100 Billion Climate Fund?

    • Date: 07/01/10

    Climatewire: America’s contribution to $100 billion in annual global climate change funding by 2020 may not be over and above existing foreign aid, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton indicated yesterday. The promised money — which Clinton announced at the U.N. climate summit in Denmark last month and pledged the United States would take a […]

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  • India’s Action Plan Under Copenhagen Accord Is Ready: Jairam Ramesh

    • Date: 06/01/10

    Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said India will forward its domestic goals on climate change as its action plan under the Copenhagen Accord to the Conference of Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Under the Accord, nations have to submit their action plans by January 31. […]

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