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Finance ministers are set to be invited to the forthcoming UN climate
summit in Warsaw in November, RTCC understands.The move could be critical given negotiations on funding often require high-level commitments the environment and energy ...
President Barack Obama has vowed to tackle climate
change in his second term, but so far has not acted to strengthen a tool that does not require backing from Congress - the National Environmental Policy Act.
NEPA, a statute that dates ...
The United Nations global warming talks have been set back by six months after Russia and its allies blocked progress at a group charged with implementing decisions of the 190 nations involved in the discussions.
The Subsidiary Body for ...
change is a serious and complex problem that society may not be able to fix and will just have to deal
with, the head of the world's largest oil company said Friday.
"I view it as a risk management problem," Rex Tillerson, CEO of ...
One of the great stumbling blocks of climate
talks in the last 15 years has been that America refuses to move to cut emissions of greenhouse gases until China
does – but at the weekend leaders of the world’s two great polluters reached agreement ...
If the world waits until 2020 to take action on global climate
change, it will undoubtedly be too late, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns in a new report.However, the Paris-based agency, which is tasked with maintaining global ...
and the United States took a major step in the fight against climate
change over the weekend, but what was termed a "breakthrough" might not do much in the longer term to lock in legally binding carbon emission cuts from the world's two ...
The world cannot afford to wait for a new global climate
change agreement to come into force in 2020, because doing so will mean an end to hopes of limiting global warming to moderate levels, one of the world’s foremost authorities on energy has ...
Over the next seven years, aggressive efforts to tackle greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, refineries, and pipelines, and especially to boost energy efficiency, could still keep the world on track to meet its goal of holding increases in ...
Since international negotiations on global climate
change began, it has been the case that the two countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions today -- the United States and China
-- could lead the world on the issue if they could ...
U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed on Saturday to cooperate in fighting climate
change by cutting the us
e of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, the White House said a statement.
"The United States and ...
When President Obama and China
’s President Xi Jinping meet in California this week, they will be seeking to build trust and chart a course for improved relations. While tensions abound over various issues, clean energy and climate
is one area ...
As part of an institution that is raising the alarm about the future of the planet, you would expect Didier Houssin, director of sustainable energy policy at the International Energy Agency (IEA), to be gloomy. "Scaring people is not always a ...
-- along with Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, and Italy -- was granted permanent observer status in the Arctic Council last month, it left many experts wondering whether a paradigm shift in geopolitics is taking place in the ...
Governments worldwide must step up efforts to save the planet from global warming in the biggest challenge humanity has ever undertaken, according to United Nations` climate
chief Christiana Figueres.
Developing and industrialised ...
and the U.S., the world’s two biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, pledged to cooperate in addressing climate
change amid stalled international talks on protecting the environment.
The two nations in April established a ...
All countries should outline their long-term plans for curbing greenhouse gases next year, earlier than favored by Washington, to revive the stalled fight against climate
change, the European Union proposed on Tuesday.
After past ...
change seems to have exacerbated the stupidity of US
daily life, or maybe we’ve long suffered from the consequences of the capitalist mode of production, plus the negative spin offs from the massive US
war machine. Both systems feed off ...
President Obama should spend his remaining years in office making the United States part of the solution to climate
change, not part of the problem. If Congress sticks to its policy of obstruction and willful ignorance, Obama should us
e his ...
Like sparring siblings, China
and the United States - the world’s two biggest carbon dioxide emitters - keep passing the climate
-action buck back and forth: “Why should I cut emissions if they don’t have to?” Well, China
is either the more mature ...
The battle against global warming has received a transformational boost after China
, the world's biggest producer of carbon dioxide, proposed to set a cap on its greenhouse gas emissions for the first time.
Under the proposal China
Hope is fading for a global deal
to regulate the airline industry's greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a fall deadline, even though failure could push the industry back to the brink of a trade war over the European Union's emissions trading ...
Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit skyline. Lately they've been treated to another sight: a three-story pile of petroleum coke covering an entire city block on the other side of the ...
Scientists from across the globe are joining forces to track the carbon footprints of some of the world’s largest cities, hoping to determine whether or not emissions standards in various regions are being met.
According to Associated ...
United Nations negotiations to contain emissions from planes and ships recommence in Montreal and London this week, with hopes for a global climate
in 2015 resting on these two sectors.
A, India and Russia emit ...