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an Union should scrap fossil fuel and renewable energy subsidies and set a target to cut oil imports to remain the leader in the fight against global warming, according to Poland’s environment minister.Poland wants to keep ...
Specific criteria that countries can base emission reduction plans on needs be agreed at the Warsaw climate summit
at the end of 2013, an influential campaign group has warned.
Action Network (CAN) wants the UN to host an ...
an Union has moved to assure nations taking part at the UN climate
negotiations that the second period of the Kyoto Protocol (CP2) will be ratified by member states in 2013.
A number of nations linked to the G77 raised concerns ...
The vast majority of Europe
ans believe investment in renewable energy should be prioritised over the next 30 years, compared to alternative energy sources including shale gas, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS) plants.
That is ...
As we struggle with today's crises, we should ask if we are responding in ways that exacerbate our long-term problems. Last Modified: 11 Jan 2013 06:38 Email Print Share Send Feedback Despite economic slowdown, retrofitting the global economy ...
Negotiating positions at the UN's Doha Climate Summit
appear to be softening slightly as the conference heads into its final days with the future of the long-running talks still in the balance.
Although a full agreement on extending ...
The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) in Rio de Janeiro touched off what has become a long list of international gatherings, each aimed at achieving global consensus on what all - or at least most - agree is a ...
China led developing nations on Wednesday in demanding rich countries give details of a promised surge in aid to $100 billion a year by 2020 to help the poor cope with global warming.
But most rich nations, facing economic slowdown at ...
The United States said on Monday it was on track to meet its own target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, a plan many scientists say is still too weak to avert damaging global warming.
U.S. envoy Todd Stern defended President ...
Almost 200 countries are gathered for the latest meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate
But already there is growing tension over which countries should be pulling their weight when it comes to carbon ...
As the annual United Nations climate
negotiations get under way this week in Doha, Qatar, the mood is different from previous years. Delegates by and large remain seized by the challenge of global climate
change, which threatens intensifying ...
The last three United Nations climate
meetings have been disorderly affairs, marked by brinkmanship, breakdowns and a weary sense that there has to be a better way to address the intensifying challenge of a simmering ...
When the biggest United Nations (U.N.) climate
change talks of the year, COP18, get underway in Doha, the capital of Qatar, this week, it will be the first time that the meeting has been hosted by a Middle Eastern country.
As such, the ...
We have learnt to expect surprises at UN climate
s. At Durban, a year ago, there was the unexpected, but welcome, agreement to begin negotiations on a new legally binding instrument involving all major emitters of greenhouse gases, ...
A newly released report from the Europe
an Environment Agency (EEA) is warning that Europe
is on the verge of catastrophic climate
change if it does not act on commitments made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That report joins another from the ...
EU finance ministers have failed to deliver firm promises of cash to help poor nations deal
change, threatening progress at international talks to tackle global warming later this month.
Talks on Tuesday in Brussels agreed ...
Energy efficiency could halve predicted growth in global energy demand, securing extra time for governments to forge an effective international climate
, according to a major new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that ...
Rich nations are dismaying developing countries with pledges merely to continue aid to help them combat climate
change in 2013 despite past promises of a tenfold surge to $100 billion a year by 2020.
"There should be a transparent ...
It is a stark and frightening fact that, despite more than two decades of international effort -- including enormous time and energy expended on the Kyoto Protocol -- and significant economic costs, carbon emissions are now rising even faster ...
The evidence is hardening that climate
change presents a clear and present danger, rather than one which is uncertain and distant. At the same time, the UN climate
talks roam around the world, marking time to match electoral cycles, hoping that a ...
The EU yesterday signed a financing deal
with China to help the world's largest emitter of CO2 work on ways to transition to a low-carbon economy, including the introduction of carbon trading systems.
The two have clashed over ...
Comments from a senior director at the world's largest commodities trader that the rapidly worsening global food crisis will be "good for Glencore" only add to the sense that there are those in the finance sector still dismayingly out of touch ...
Green economic growth rather than strict targets for cutting greenhouse gases needs higher priority if the world is to reach a deal
to fight climate
change by a 2015 deadline.
Despite growing scientific evidence of a warming world, ...
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN HOST: Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the program. I'm Christiane Amanpour.Tonight, two life-and-death issues, each controversial. But where the facts are incontrovertible, first reproductive rights. One ...
Germany plans talks with other Europe
an Union countries about the bloc’s long-term climate
goals and expects “intensive” discussions on the EU carbon-cut pathway in autumn, Environment Minister Peter Altmaier said.
The EU debate on its ...