Latest Kyoto Protocol Stories

2010-01-28 11:25:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to the UN Climate Change Convention Secretariat, the European Union and its member states today confirmed their willingness to be associated with the Copenhagen Accord negotiated during the UN climate change conference in December 2009. The EU reiterated that it remains fully committed to negotiating a legally binding agreement on climate protection for the period beyond 2012, and it also presented the EU's established...

2010-01-13 07:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI), an emerging leader in environmental and energy efficiency technologies, today provided a business update and reiterated its expectation that 2010 will be another transformational year as the company forges ahead with plans to become a leading global environmental and energy efficiency systems technology company. Business Details: Cemtrex is a rapidly growing company with the following distinct business...

2010-01-11 13:10:02

President Obama's visit to China before December's Copenhagen conference underlined views that the international strategy to tackle climate change truly hinges on cooperation between the United States and the developing Asian economies. This relationship, as represented in the Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP), is controversial to environmental analysts. In two papers published today in WIREs Climate Change, analysts debate the significance of the APP and its role as an alternative to the Kyoto...

2009-12-22 14:05:00

Amid new diplomatic wrangling over the failure of the Copenhagen summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed for world powers to make a new effort to secure a legally binding climate deal next year, AFP reported. Upon returning to the UN headquarters, Ban acknowledged international disappointment over the summit accord on restraining rising temperatures. Ban told reporters he was aware that the outcome of the Copenhagen conference, including the Copenhagen Accord, did not go as far as...

2009-12-15 06:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced that Xcel Energy of Colorado shall give a 20% rebate to customers who install Cemtrex's Green DCV equipment as part of the energy management system in their buildings. "Our Green DCV system provides over 40% cost savings in the electric bill, and now with this additional 20% rebate, the payback period is substantially reduced," said Mr. Arun Govil, CEO & President of Cemtrex. "We are working with...

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 09:34:22

Panasonic has unveiled an eco-dream house in Tokyo Bay, Japan. The "Eco idea house" has energy efficient appliances that save power in every room. It is outfitted with solar panels on the roof, a lithium-ion battery holds the extra electricity, hot water pipes also heat the floors, and insulation saves energy. "If the person leaves for the kitchen, the lights there can turn on, while the (living room) lights, air-con and television all turn off thanks to sensors that detect human presence,...

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...

2009-12-11 11:52:00

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Honor Copenhagen Mayor WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Seattle (WA) Mayor Greg Nickels, a delegation of U.S. Mayors including the organization's Vice President Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, Second Vice President Los Angeles (CA) Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Past President Trenton (NJ) Mayor Douglas Palmer, will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) and deliver remarks...

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....

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