• US, India Pessimistic Over UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 13/02/10

    Persistent divergences over UN climate negotiations augur tough times ahead, US and Indian negotiators indicated at a Brussels event on Friday (11 February). Jonathan Pershing, US deputy special envoy for climate change, put the problems down to a history of fundamental disagreements about what the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) stands for. “At one […]

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  • IPCC Crisis Deepens

    • Date: 09/02/10

    The Nobel-prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change faces new challenges following a call for an investigation of its conduct and for its chairman to resign amid continuing criticism of the scientific basis of its reports. Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming called on Thursday for the independent investigation and for Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, head of […]

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  • 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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