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2009-10-30 07:02:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has selected international communications consultancy Hill & Knowlton as official media sponsor for the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP15, to be held in Copenhagen over two weeks starting December 7( ). H&K will support an information campaign to encourage climate conscious behavior by delegates and others to help reduce GHG emissions during COP15. The campaign will also ensure that knowledge from the...

2009-10-22 13:19:00

SAO PAULO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The huge challenges facing the world economy demonstrate -- if such demonstration was needed -- that we live in a global economic system and there is no escape behind protectionist trade barriers. World leaders, acting together, have taken decisive steps to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure of the financial system. In recognition of the need for global action, the G-20, a far more globally representative group than the G-8, has assumed the mantle...

2009-10-22 14:40:00

BOSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever deliberative global survey of citizen opinion, World Wide Views on Global Warming (WWViews) has found that people from diverse backgrounds in the US and worldwide overwhelmingly want faster action, deeper GHG emissions cuts and stronger enforcement than either US climate legislation proposals or Copenhagen treaty conference preparations are currently contemplating. Among the survey's findings: 90% of U. S. participants say it is...

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2009-10-22 07:21:02

Industrialized nations had a one-percent rise in carbon emissions in 2007, which is a point of concern as the December climate summit in Copenhagen approaches. The Bonn-based UN Climate Change Secretariat said Wednesday that 2007 emissions from 40 industrialized countries with reporting obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were about four percent less than 1990 levels. However, levels were up by three percent over the 2000-2007 period, AFP reported. "The...

2009-10-19 07:15:00

MIAMI, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlotte Gallogly, president of the World Trade Center Miami, is reporting record sales for three signature World Trade Center Miami events scheduled for early November (http://www.worldtrade.org) in Miami: the 12th Americas Food & Beverage Show, 10th Air Cargo Americas and 4th SeaCargo Americas. The three international events, targeting food and beverage executives and aviation and maritime CEOs and regulators, are designed to promote and facilitate...

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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...

2009-10-01 08:00:00

PARIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kofi A. Annan, President of the Global Humanitarian Forum, was today joined by Melanie Laurent (star of Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds') and David Jones (Global CEO, Havas Worldwide) for the launch of a specially re-recorded version of Midnight Oil's 'Beds are Burning' as a global musical petition to demand climate justice at the UN's Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December. 'Beds Are Burning' was produced by The:Hours, and is to...

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2009-09-28 06:40:00

U.S. delegates taking part in part in U.N. climate change talks in Bangkok this week are casting anxious eyes toward Capitol Hill as they wait for signs of the fate of a bill aimed at capping carbon emissions.  American ambassadors say that the outcome of the legislation could significantly affect their relative strength at the negotiating table with other countries. Attempts to forge a new U.N. climate treaty have already been hampered by reluctance from a number of nations to commit...

2009-09-27 23:01:00

Global strife pushed economic concerns off the table at a press conference in Pittsburgh, despite President Barack Obama's opening remarks. Obama certainly set the table, using the Group of 20 conference to reveal an allegedly secret facility in Iran that the president said pointed to suspicious nuclear intentions. In a brief news conference, the press later had enough time to ask Obama four questions. Only one -- and that one obliquely -- referred to the G20 meeting, as Jon Delano of CBS...

2009-09-25 18:30:00

-- Evading anti-poverty action on future agendas would be "unacceptable," agency says -- World Vision calls on G8 and G20 leaders to keep promises on hunger, health, development agenda PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The move to make the G20 the world's leading economic body holds potential for broader coordination in the global fight against poverty and hunger, though it may also pose risks for achieving promises made by G8 leaders at previous summits, say aid policy...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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