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2009-11-29 08:17:19

On Friday, French and British premiers Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown gave their thumbs up to a global program that would provide the world's poorest nations with billions of dollars in aid to help them reduce their carbon emissions.  Both European leaders say that donations from the wealthiest nations to less developed countries should be an integral part of the new climate treaty which U.N. leaders hope to stitch together in Copenhagen next month. At a heads of state meeting in...

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2009-11-27 07:15:00

With the burden of his own promises weighing heavily on his shoulders, President Barack Obama will soon be on his way the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen in little more than a week.  Facing a Congress that continues to cast a critical eye at a multinational climate treaty, he will likely have difficulties delivering on his vows to take action against global warming. On December 9, Obama will set off for Denmark's historical capital city with an American offer to curb US carbon...

2009-11-25 09:00:00

Delivery of more than 100 rice bags to USTR headquarters highlights interfaith campaign for trade policy that supports global food security WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of 14 faith groups, led by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), delivered more than 100 "gift bags" of rice today to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) demanding that U.S. trade negotiators support safeguard mechanisms for special products -- including food staples such as rice, maize and...

2009-11-24 23:01:00

COPENHAGEN, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Copenhagen Climate Council (CCC) today announced a momentous eleventh-hour effort to mobilize the strongest possible public mandate for an ambitious and binding agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP15, in Copenhagen this December. By launching i speak earth, the CCC is encouraging citizens worldwide to take action against climate change and to share the call for action with family and friends through social media. The i...

2009-11-23 05:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- COP15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, is only two weeks away. Want to know who's comin' to the party, who's drinking the spiked Kool-Aid, and who's the dud in the corner? Grist has you covered. Starting today, and running through the conclusion of the conference on December 18, a special Grist series called "How Focked Are We?" will deliver in-depth, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the COP15 summit at...

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2009-11-15 14:26:15

Several world leaders have agreed that a legally binding climate deal between nations would not be likely to be reached by next month's summit in Copenhagen. During the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) meeting, leaders admitted an agreement may not be reached until 2010. "Given the time factor and the situation of individual countries we must, in the coming weeks, focus on what is possible and not let ourselves be distracted by what is not possible," said Danish Prime Minister Lars...

2009-11-11 09:00:00

COPENHAGEN, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At a climate symposium in Copenhagen on 5 December, transport, energy and climate experts from Asia, Europe and the US will explore what must be done in order to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2050. The main focus of the discussions is how to reduce CO2 emissions in the world's transport sector. "At the symposium we will put forward international policy recommendations to accomplish the reduction of the...

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2009-11-09 10:05:00

The G20 nations did not reach an agreement on how to disperse climate finance, even though they agreed on Saturday to uphold stimulus procedures that continue to plague an "uneven" worldwide economy. The 20 countries pledged to work for an "ambitious outcome" at December's very important Copenhagen climate change symposium, but did not meet their goal of approving how to dole out endowment to impoverished countries. "We committed to take action to tackle the threat of climate change and work...

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2009-11-06 14:35:00

Climate officials at a UN meeting on Thursday said it could take an additional year to form a new climate treaty. Delegates from 175 nations gathered in Spain this week to discuss plans going into a UN meeting in Copenhagen next month. Delegates are expected to create the blueprint for a climate treaty to replace Kyoto protocol after 2012. But as international climate negotiators have set their sights on next month's meeting, many delegates said this week that it could take up to 12...

2009-11-04 09:00:00

STOCKHOLM, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The mayors of the largest cities in Europe and the United States have co-authored a mutual appeal, 'The Stockholm Appeal on Climate Change'. The appeal manifests the signatories' desire for the COP15 meeting in Copenhagen to result in an international climate change agreement. The Mayor of Stockholm, Sten Nordin, initiated the cooperation between the mayors, represented by EUROCITIES and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). The appeal...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.