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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 ...
Don't expect the landmark U.S.-China climate change agreement to nudge the world's rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say.
While they hail it as a start, experts who study heat-trapping carbon dioxide don't see the ...
In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emission
s over the next two decades.
Under the agreement, the United States would cut ...
Four days after the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) brought out its detailed findings predicting a gloomy future for the world if it fails to cut emission
s drastically, the Delhi-based research and advocacy group Centre ...
On Sunday, the United Nations
' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world's leading authority on the science of global warming, released its latest "Synthesis Report." And it painted a pretty dire picture.
Significant global ...
The gathering risks of climate change are so profound they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse gas emission
s continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations
China and the US have both pledged to lead action against climate change, with the former promising for the first time to set targets for greenhouse gas emission cuts
.Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli said yesterday that by 2020, China ...
As world leaders assembled in US to give a political push to their efforts to deal with climate change, India is all set to make its 'right to grow' points at the New York Climate Summit, which was kicked off by the UN secretary-general ...
must do more to cut greenhouse gas emission
s than their poorer neighbours if devastating climate change is to be avoided, according to a new study.
The ClimateFairshare project, an analysis from the Stockholm Environment ...
Despite upcoming climate talks to curb heat-trapping carbon emission
s, the U.S. government said Tuesday that global use of oil and other liquid fuels will jump 38% by 2040.
World consumption is projected to grow from 87 million barrels ...