• The Breakthrough – As Predicted

    • Date: 13/12/15
    • Xinhua News Agency

     Climate talks deliver breakthrough as historic deal adopted After years of tough negotiations, a long-anticipated legally binding agreement on the global fight against climate change was finally adopted Saturday in Paris with no objection. The historic agreement that seeks to rein in climate change and ease its impacts was reached at the 21st session of […]

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  • Paris Agreement Will Lead To Rapid Rise In CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 12/12/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A lot Of People Know That

    There is one telling paragraph in the Paris Agreement: To put the figure of 55 Gt in context, the latest estimate of global emissions was 49 Gt in 2010, according to the IPCC, so there will likely be a rise of 12%. Even worse, this will represent an increase of 49% since 2005, when the […]

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  • India Insists On “Differentiation” In Paris Climate Draft

    • Date: 10/12/15
    • The BRICS Post

    India on Thursday said several of its concerns, including voluntary pledges of nations on climate change, have not been incorporated in the new draft which “is the starting point for the final push” as negotiators raced against time to reach an accord to fight global warming. India is sticking to its stance that the goal of capping […]

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  • Surprise: China Accused Of Blocking Progress At Paris Climate Talks

    • Date: 09/12/15
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    Beijing’s negotiating stance was causing anxiety among UN delegates as the Paris talks intensified ahead of Friday’s deadline, partly because India was expected to be a bigger obstacle to a successful agreement. As Beijing declared its first “red alert” for heavy smog this week, closing schools and curbing car use, Chinese negotiators at UN talks in […]

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  • Tuvalu PM Criticises Demand For Climate Change Evidence

    • Date: 08/12/15
    • Reuters

    Tuvalu’s prime minister says his country is being expected to provide unreasonably robust scientific evidence to prove it is a victim of climate change to qualify for international support. Enele Sosene Sopoaga issued another stark warning to fellow negotiators at the Paris climate talks that without a binding deal to limit global warming, his tiny […]

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  • Sunday Times Claims ‘Greenhouse Gases To Fall’

    • Date: 07/12/15
    • Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times

    The world’s once-surging greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, may have gone into decline. Figures to be published this week will show that global emissions neared a plateau last year and could fall this year — even as the world economy is growing.   Scientists will say this week that man-made emissions “nearly stalled” […]

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  • COP21: Constructive Conference Or A Waste Of time?

    • Date: 05/12/15
    • Al Jazeera, Counting the Cost

    More than 40,000 delegates from 195 countries are attending COP21 in the French capital, Paris – tasked with reaching the first truly universal climate pact. But will the summit lead to a meaningful agreement on carbon emissions? On this week’s Counting the Cost we show you the effects of climate change around the world, and […]

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  • COP21, Day 5: Rich vs Poor (Deadlock Coming Soon)

    • Date: 04/12/15
    • Nitin Sethi, Business Standard

    A full blown argument between the developed and developing countries over the application of principle of common but differentiated responsibilities to the Paris agreement rocked the summit as it drew closer to the end of the first week of negotiations. With developed countries blocking any proposal to operationalize the principle in the Paris agreement through […]

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