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2010-12-13 00:00:41

CIEL today said a package of decisions reached in climate talks in Cancun reaffirmed the multilateral process and made important steps forward in that process. While the compromise falls short of what is ultimately needed, the agreement resurrects the multilateral process and has some of the main elements necessary for moving forward. Cancun, Mexico (PRWEB) December 11, 2010 As climate talks ended today with an important package of decisions, the Center for International Environmental Law...

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2010-12-12 09:10:00

Delegates at the UN climate summit in Cancun have reached an agreement to curb climate change, including a massive fund to aid developing countries. All participating nations endorsed the deal drawn up by the Mexican hosts, although Bolivia made some objections. The draft says deeper cuts in carbon emissions are needed, but do not establish a mechanism for achieving pledges made by countries. The Kyoto Protocol was a huge stumbling block for some countries that resisted it during the final...

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2010-12-10 12:30:00

Nations launched a diplomatic assault on Japan in hopes of softening its resistance to the Kyoto Protocol. About 20 world leaders are in line to phone Prime Minister Naoko Kan to ask for a change of stance on the issues discussed at this year's U.N. climate summit. Japan's position is seen as the single biggest barrier that is keeping nations from striking a deal. Japan is adamant it will not accept future cuts in carbon emissions under the 13-year-old Kyoto agreement. However, many...

2010-12-08 00:00:42

The Center for International Environmental Law today announced that it will present the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 42 small islands and low-lying coastal countries from all oceans and regions of the world, with CIEL's 2010 Frederick R. Anderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Addressing Climate Change. The award will be presented today in Cancun, Mexico in conjunction with the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework...

2010-12-06 09:26:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly all those gathered for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun believe that real international action on climate change will not happen without strong public support, yet most also believe that the general public doesn't understand the meaning of "climate change," according to a survey this week by the Government of Mexico and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. More than 500 accredited COP16/CMP6 attendees...

2010-12-06 08:41:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. states and Chinese provinces launch focused effort to cooperate on comprehensive climate action planning. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS), a U.S.-based 501(c)3, and its Chinese partner the Global Environment Institute (GEI), a China-based NGO, have teamed up to lead the subnational effort between states and provinces in the two nations. CCS and GEI will showcase cooperative work between U.S. states and Chinese...

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2010-12-06 08:45:00

"Compromise" and "hope" were the words being used to describe the ongoing UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, as negotiators have reported genuine progress entering the final week of the conference. According to Arthur Max of the Associated Press, "More countries are expected this week to pledge specific actions to limit carbon emissions over the next decade," and according to BBC News Environmental Correspondent Richard Black, the second week of the talks amongst members of the 193 nation...

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2010-12-04 06:30:00

Estimates brought to the table at UN talks on Friday state that climate change will indirectly cause nearly one million deaths annually by 2030, and will inflict 157 billion dollars in damage, with most of the misery being piled onto more than 50 of the world's poorest countries. Although most countries around the world will feel the devastating effects of climate change, none will pay as high an economic bill as the United States, the estimates suggest. "In less than 20 years, almost all...

2010-11-30 08:27:24

Representatives from 194 countries have gathered at the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, to continue working towards tackling climate change. ESA is attending 'COP16' to update negotiators on satellite observations of climate, and to explain how the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) will provide consistent data to help scientists better understand climate change. Our climate is a complex system made up of many different parts, all interacting together. No one part can be...

2010-11-24 08:00:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CFACT, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, will feature two prominent experts on climate science and policy at COP 16, the UN conference on climate change which convenes next week in Cancun. Lord Christopher Monckton will be in Cancun December 1 - 10. Dr. Roy Spencer will be in Cancun December 6 - 10. Both will be available (allowing for travel) before and after Cancun. Last year COP 15 in Copenhagen ended without...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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