• 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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  • Speculation Over Change In Role For Chinese Climate Negotiator

    • Date: 05/01/10

    The Guardian: A senior member of the Chinese negotiating team at Copenhagen has been shifted from his post, prompting speculation that he has been punished for the debacle of the climate talks. He Yafei, who was at the forefront of China’s blocking actions on the final fraught day of the summit, has been removed as […]

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  • Record Cold: China’s Met Office Blames Global Warming

    • Date: 04/01/10

    Sydney Morning Herald: Freak snowstorms and record low temperatures sweeping northern China are linked to global warming, say Chinese officials. But, unlike the unseasonal snow falls that hit Beijing at the start of winter, the dump this week appears to have no link to the Government’s relentless efforts to change the micro climate. There are […]

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  • BASIC Four To Meet In Jan To Firm Up Climate Stand

    • Date: 02/01/10

    The Times of India: The high-octane Copenhagen climate talks may have ended but global negotiations are going to get into a greater frenzy in 2010. To be on top of the game, the BASIC four countries — China, India, South Africa and Brazil — are going to meet in January itself to sort out common […]

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  • Europe Is The Big Loser From Copenhagen

    • Date: 30/12/09

    FT: It could go down in history as the moment that defined the new, multipolar world. At 7pm on the final evening of the Copenhagen climate conference, Barack Obama, the US president, walked into an unscheduled meeting with Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier, and the leaders of India, Brazil and South Africa. “Mr Premier, are you […]

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  • Economic Development Top Priority For Poor Nations: China

    • Date: 27/12/09

    PTI: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday asked rich nations to face the fact that development will be the top priority of developing countries as he described the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change meeting as “hard-won”.   The world should understand the fact that development remained the top priority of developing countries, Wen said. […]

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  • Australian Emissions Trading Scheme Looks Doomed

    • Date: 25/12/09

    The Australian: Tony Abbott almost singlehandedly put the Emissions Trading Scheme on life support. Now Copenhagen has killed it stone cold, motherless dead. Climate change minister Penny Wong, who is too emotionally committed to it to accept that truth, will carry it into the new year. A responsible prime minister would give the ETS a […]

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