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setting up carbon markets must standardize their emission
-reduction benchmarks to ensure international efforts to limit global warming stay on track, according to Switzerland’s climate envoy.
At least 30 of 200 countries meeting ...
China, the biggest country by population and carbon emission
s, called on developed nations
to provide $490 billion of climate funding to poorer countries through 2020 to help them adapt to droughts and floods.
From 2020, richer countries ...
As the first part of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which deals with the physical science of climate change, is launched this week (30 January), SciDev.Net speaks to Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, ...
Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at Manchester University, said on October 29 last year: “Today, after two decades of bluff and lies, the remaining 2°C budget demands revolutionary change to the political and economic ...
The value of global carbon markets dropped 38% to 38.4 billion euros ($52.9 billion) in 2013, as prices slid in the main EU and UN schemes and trade limited in new programmes, analysts at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said this week.
Support for voluntary retirement of United Nations
carbon credits at last month’s global climate talks is unlikely to dent a surplus that drove prices to record lows, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Envoys at the UN Conference ...
The world is on track to reach a new deal on climate change in 2015 and China's efforts in carbon emission cuts
are "encouraging", the European Union's top climate official said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
"It's going to be ...
Indonesia expressed mixed reactions following the conclusion of the Climate Change talks in Warsaw, Poland which reached a consensus on the commitment to a global climate change adaptation program.
“With the conclusion we can hope that ...
While I was in Beijng last month to talk about online communication and climate change at a conference organized by Yale and Renmin University, I visited with Zou Ji, the deputy director of China’s National Center for Climate Change ...
Even with the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan as a backdrop, the 195 nations
that met over the past two weeks in Warsaw for a global summit on climate change made only modest progress toward an agreement, including an accord designed to slow ...
Envoys from 190 nations
are close to agreeing upon the first building blocks for the next treaty aimed at fighting global warming, sketching the way to worldwide cuts
in fossil-fuel emission
The delegates, due to finish talks today in ...
It is first time in 19 years of tortuous annual negotiations over targets and timetables for saving the Earth’s climate from overheating that the non-governmental organizations have felt sufficiently frustrated to take such a ...
Australia, Japan and Poland blamed for sabotaging UN Climate Summit talks.
Thirteen citizen groups-including Oxfam, Greenpeace, and WWF-have walked out of ongoing climate talks in Warsaw to protest what they view as a lack of ambition ...
have launched an impassioned attack on the failure of the world's richest countries to live up to their climate change pledges in the wake of the disaster in the Philippines.
With more than 3,600 people now believed to ...
Failure thus far to agree on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol means the world’s largest carbon-offset program is poised to shrink.
Since it began operating in 2004, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has supported 7,432 projects to ...
Developers seeking carbon credits from forestry projects expect their market to grow 25 per cent this year, a survey showed on Wednesday, defying an 8 per cent drop in the value of global transactions in 2012 when they produced more credits than ...
Climate envoys from rich countries, emerging economies and low-lying nations
at risk of being swamped by rising seas will meet in Poland for the next two weeks to lay the groundwork for a new global warming pact.
Though no major ...
s delegates from around the world descend on Warsaw for talks toward a new climate treaty, scientists are issuing more and more dire warnings that time is running out to avoid dangerous global warming.In the past week, several new reports ...
should promise to inject funds of no less than the fast-start funding between 2013 and 2015, Xie Zhenhua, China's top climate change official and deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) told a media ...
Keeping global temperatures below a dangerous threshold by 2020 risks becoming a distant dream, a new U.N. Environment Programme report finds.
Greenhouse gas emission
s levels are "considerably higher" than what will be needed to keep the ...
In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year's ...
Investors and the panel overseeing the U.N.'s carbon market for developing
countries have called on delegates at next month's climate meeting in Warsaw to rescue the ailing scheme, which the U.N. estimates has provided $315 billion in funding to ...
The developed countries have committed to cut greenhouse gas emission
s by a paltry three per cent from 2011 to 2020, according to a new data analysis by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).It is less than a third of ...
The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming Worldby William D. NordhausYale University Press, 378 pp., $30.00
Forty years ago a brilliant young Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a ...
The world's two biggest climate polluters, China and the United States, may have new impetus to push toward a global deal to curb climate change at U.N. negotiations in Warsaw next month, experts told a conference in London on ...