• 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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  • 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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