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The mid-year Bonn climate negotiations in Germany have unexpectedly agreed a mechanism to reduce emission
s from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) after 10 years of effort. It lays the groundwork to get assistance to countries to help them ...
The world’s least-developed countries have accused richer nations
of failing to provide financial backing for a strong new global climate treaty.
With little negotiating time left ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris later this year, ...
The World Bank is working to overcome poorer nations
’ suspicions about putting a price on carbon emission
s as it seeks to expand greenhouse-gas trading internationally, according to the lender’s special climate-change envoy.While charging ...
Greenhouse gas emission
s from increasing oilsands production will rise faster than Canada's ability to curb them, the federal government was warned before new emission
s reduction targets were announced last week.
Cabinet documents ...
China and India, the world's No. 1 and No. 3 greenhouse gas emitters, projected a united front on climate change on Friday with a rare joint statement that asked rich countries to step up efforts to reduce global carbon emission
Brazil is no closer to revealing if and when it will announce what its contribution to a proposed UN climate deal will be.
Experts close to the country’s climate change policymakers have told RTCC there is a lack of urgency at the ...
The commitments made by world governments to reduce greenhouse gas emission
s in the next 15 years are not sufficient to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a new analysis by Lord Stern has found.
The study by the author of an ...
The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts
ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.
Environmental groups and ...
Mexico has become the first developing
nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030.
French President François Hollande’s state visit a few days ago to the Philippines--one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change will have a strong historic gesture to environmentalists and a world traumatized by devastating climate ...
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate-change ...
Chinese media coverage of the Lima climate change talks included comments by the country’s top climate negotiator who described the deal reached as “balanced”.
Xie Zhenhua told the state news agency Xinhua that the outcome was “within” ...
The U.N. climate summit kicked off two weeks ago with an unfamiliar sense of optimism, invigorated by the recent agreement between the United States and China. But it ended with an all-too-familiar sense of disappointment.
On early ...
Under a new UN deal on climate change agreed to in Peru, every single country has agreed to submit a plan next year for limiting the growth of their greenhouse-gas emission
That's a first. Past climate deals only targeted the emission
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position.
For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...
South American diplomats expect to make progress towards a global climate deal at this week’s UN talks in Lima, despite growing criticism from NGOs that governments in the region are backtracking on pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emission
s and ...
International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate ...
The most crucial battles in the fight against climate change are unfolding now in Lima, Peru. That's where negotiators from around the world are hashing out issues of fairness and finance to sketch out an effective climate treaty that would push ...
India`s stance at the ongoing 20th Conference of Parties on climate change received the stamp of approval from the Cabinet on Tuesday.
India has been insisting on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities to make a case ...
INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE efforts have smashed their way into the Australian policy debate in recent months. The United Nations
Secretary General's climate summit in September was closely followed by announcements on post-2020 emission
In Peru, where two weeks of U.N. climate talks begin Monday, melting glaciers and more extreme weather such as hot spells and flash frosts are already harming crops and incomes, and keeping people in poverty, aid workers say.
"From the ...
The outcomes of the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru will likely determine the agenda for all future negotiations. As world leaders prepare to attend the upcoming United Nations
Climate Change Conference in Lima, on ...
The two-week United Nations
climate conference in Peru, which begins Monday, is the final pit stop before Paris in 2015, where negotiators aim to strike a deal obligating, for the first time, all countries to combat climate change.
The United States-China agreement on climate change is a huge political triumph, possibly "historic," as its supporters say. Whether it much alters the world's climate is a more open question.
Recall the agreement's outlines. By 2030, ...
"Whatever intentions have been declared by US and China is a beginning but it is not as ambitious as people wanted it to be," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters in the national capital when he was asked to comment on the deal ...