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Climate Talks Schism Who Pays For Climate Change
2013-11-20 15:21:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it is being caused by human activity or not – climate change has ignited a heated debate between representatives of rich and poor countries at this week’s UN climate summit in Warsaw, Poland. At the meeting, developing nations are calling for more affluent countries to accept greater responsibility for climate change and pay for any incurred damages accordingly. Poorer countries argued that rich nations have built up their...

2013-06-27 23:49:59

Cloud-based energy disaggregation tool named as global leader in sustainable transformation. SUNNYVALE, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Last week saw the launch of a new sustainability guide, Sustainia100, that identifies the most innovative sustainable solutions around the world. Bidgely was selected as part of Sustainia100 for its positive social, economic and environmental impact on local communities. From Canada to Kenya, Guatemala to the Philippines, Sustainia100 presents annually the 100...

2011-02-05 08:19:43

At a Hearing held this week at the European Parliament, Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for DG Climate Action, stated that observations from space are absolutely essential on the road to monitoring, combating and adapting to climate change. Convened on 2 February by the European Parliament's Sky and Space Intergroup in Brussels, Belgium, the Hearing on Space Systems and Key Assets for Climate Change Monitoring and Adaptation Strategies was attended by Members of the European...

2010-03-10 10:21:00

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 11 a.m. National Press Club (Broadcast Operations Center) WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event announcement is being release by the National Press Club: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) European Union Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, in the Broadcast Operations Center, 4th floor, National...

2009-10-22 08:00:00

COPENHAGEN, October 22 /PRNewswire/ -- While politicians will gather at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, 26 trendsetting Nordic and international artists create new ways for the public and politicians to grasp the complicated climate issues. Imagine a mountain moving to the beat of a seismograph, flying biospheres in the sky and hundreds of plastic bags with acid rain. What is it like when art merges with sounds from the Mexican jungle, satellite tracking data of the...

2009-10-05 14:39:29

Denmark's climate minister on Monday warned that America could lose its "position as a world power in dealing with major global problems" if it and other rich nations are unable to reach a global climate agreement. "In the 21st century, I cannot imagine a global climate accord without the agreement of the major economies, including naturally the United States," said Connie Hedegaard. The warning comes just months ahead of UN talks in December during which world leaders are expected to...

2009-07-01 12:37:08

On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away. "It is time for a frank and open dialogue so the participating countries can make clear their positions, their concerns," said Danish Climate Minister Connie Hedegaard. The United Nations is hoping to finish negotiations in Copenhagen by December for a new global warming treaty intended...

2009-05-23 08:24:13

An international medley of business leaders, scientists from a variety of fieldsn and politicians are scheduled to meet in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday to discuss the role that industry can play in the fight against global climate change. The World Business Summit on Climate Change has assigned itself the challenging task of seeking out ways for world manufacturers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while remaining profitable in one of the bleakest economic environments that the world has...

2009-03-04 16:31:57

Denmark's climate minister says US President Barack Obama needs to swiftly pass new laws to cut greenhouse gas emissions in order to set an example for other developed nations. Addressing the World Future Summit 2009 (WFES), Connie Hedegaard, Denmark's Minister for Climate and Energy, said Obama must push global warming legislation to the forefront in order to address swift changes leading up to this year's global climate change summit in Copenhagen in December. "We can postpone anything but...

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