Latest Debate over China's economic responsibilities for climate change mitigation Stories

2009-07-25 06:40:00

The chasm further widened between rich and poor nations as dialogue centered on how to approach the climate change has turned into debate. The European Union insists that more action be taken in developing states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; however India refused to accept key scientific findings used to support global warming. The environmental minister of India, Jairam Ramesh, claimed that the industrialized nations of the world are causing unnecessary fear about the melting...

2005-11-01 08:10:00

By Stuart Penson LONDON (Reuters) - Energy ministers from 20 countries met in London on Tuesday to discuss how to tackle climate change through technology and persuade big polluters the United States, India and China to become involved in the fight. "It is imperative that we find new ways to cooperate and develop a shared understanding of how the world can respond to climate change," Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Margaret Beckett said. The summit brings the G8 group of...

2005-09-05 08:58:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Monday to give China the technology for a coal-fired power station designed to combat global warming. The clean coal-power plant will employ carbon capture and storage technology through which the coal plant can hold its own emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), burying it in porous rock underground for long-term storage. The offer, announced at an EU-China summit, comes as developed nations seek to engage emerging...

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