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2009-12-14 13:19:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations announced today it is permanently banning thousands of accredited non-governmental organizations from the COP-15 climate conference in Copenhagen. The restriction was announced today outside the Copenhagen conference center after several thousand accredited NGO conference delegates, including three from the National Center for Public Policy Research, waited outside for eight hours or longer in 32-degree F temperatures for...

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2009-12-14 12:45:00

Several developing countries temporarily withdrew their co-operation for negotiations at the UN climate summit on Monday, BBC News reported. Some nations felt the Danish host government attempted to sideline talks on more emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol. Speaking for developing countries, the G77-China bloc, said the Danish hosts had violated democratic process, as other delegates talked forlornly of the vast amount of negotiating left to be done before the summit concludes. The...

2009-12-14 08:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCA, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), today announced at the COP15 Climate Change Summit, a new report, "High Impact Sectors: the Challenge of Reporting on Climate Change." The report provides insight into which worldwide companies have begun to disclose their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their strategies for reduction. The report shows that despite encouraging signs from...

2009-12-11 17:57:00

Thousands of Activists Gather in Copenhagen, Denmark COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV and international environmental leader, Greenpeace are partnering to bring breaking coverage of the most crucial international climate summit in recent history. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/DC25189LOGO) Delegates from 192 countries, including 100 world leaders, have convened in the Danish capital to participate...

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2009-12-11 18:35:00

The UN climate talks have produced the first official draft blueprint for a deal that would set targets for limiting global warming to 2.7 or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, AFP reported. So far several small island states and many African nations that are badly threatened by climate change have embraced the lower temperature goal, while the higher target has been supported by rich industrialized nations and emerging giants such as China, India and Brazil. The temperatures relate to a total rise in...

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2009-12-11 09:50:00

China wants the growth of their population to be factored into the end result of the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen. "A solution to climate change is closely related to population management. China's experiences show that long-term, balanced development can only be achieved through population management and other effective measures," Zhao Baige, vice minister of China's National Population and Family Planning Commission, said to reporters outside of the UN conference on Thursday....

2009-12-09 10:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned photographer John Clang has joined the global Hopenhagen effort with a beautiful stop-motion short film he created to bring awareness to the United Nations' climate change conference currently underway in Copenhagen. In addition to the film, Clang shot and created a series of posters that bring to life the visual representation of Hopenhagen's citizens. Hopenhagen, created by Ogilvy & Mather, is a powerfully simple idea -- turn the Copenhagen...

2009-12-09 10:00:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday December 10, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change holds a press briefing at the Copenhagen Climate Change Talks to provide an assessment of likely outcomes in Copenhagen and beyond and to address the key role of business in advancing strong climate action in the U.S. and globally. Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, one of the largest U.S. electric power companies, will join the Pew Center's Elliot Diringer to offer insights...

2009-12-09 08:00:00

Leader in Emissions Management Software Joins Bright Green Delegation SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbonetworks(TM), a leading software company that provides performance management for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability solutions, announced today that company leaders will participate in meetings at the COP 15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as part of the Bright Green delegation. The Copenhagen climate change talks include...

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2009-12-09 06:10:00

Documents were leaked at the UN climate summit exposing divisions between industrialized and developing countries over the outline of a possible new deal. According to campaigners, the draft text proposed by the Danish host government would give poorer nations a disadvantage. The draft also shows everything becoming part of one single new deal, unlike an alternative text from developing countries calling for an extension to the Kyoto Protocol. Other groups are expected to present their own...