Latest Kyoto Protocol Stories

2009-07-13 16:10:32

Sixteen leading nations gathered in Italy last week to set greenhouse gas-cutting targets, but the chair of an alliance of small islands said those reductions will not protect their tiny islands. "The world has an obligation to ensure that "Ëœno island is left behind'" said Grenada's U.N. ambassador Dessima Williams, chairman of The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). "It is a cruel irony that without adequate global commitments, the countries contributing least to global...

2009-07-07 10:25:00

Just months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to devise a new international treaty on climate change, a research team led by Princeton University scientists has developed a new way of dividing responsibility for carbon emissions among countries.The approach is so fair, according to its creators, that they are hoping it will win the support of both developed and developing nations, whose leaders have been at odds for years over perceived inequalities in previous proposals.The method...

2009-07-06 12:27:00

L'AQUILA, Italy, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of the world's top climate scientists today called on the leaders of the world's major economies to adopt strong measures to address climate change, including a peak in global emissions before 2020. In a letter addressed to Ministers and Heads of State attending this week's G8 summit and Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in Italy, the climate scientists, including several senior government climate science advisors, make...

2009-07-04 10:45:00

In a fervent attempt to resolve differences on issues of the world's carbon emissions, officials from a 17-member, majority comprised body are coming together on the eve of a July 8-10 summit of the G8 to hold critical discussions, Reuters accounted.The meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) was called to reduce the gap between wealthy nations and developing countries like India over long-term goals on global warming and emissions, a collection of eight diplomats and climate change...

2009-07-01 16:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the U.S. House of Representative approved a 1,500 page piece of legislation aimed at reducing America's output of carbon emissions, which supporters suggest contributes to global climate change. If implemented, the legislation would require a 17 percent reduction (from 2005 levels) in carbon emissions by 2020 and an 83 percent reduction by 2050. These will be very difficult goals to meet under the best of circumstances. But, even as...

2009-07-01 13:21:25

The green group WWF and the German insurance giant Allianz reported on Wednesday that Canada ranks last among the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations for tackling climate change while Germany is at the top of the list, AFP reported. The assessment criticizes Canada for greenhouse-gas emissions that are surging "far above" its obligations under the UN's Kyoto Protocol. The group said Canada's per capita emissions are among the highest in the world and its mid- to long-term greenhouse...

2009-07-01 12:37:08

On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away. "It is time for a frank and open dialogue so the participating countries can make clear their positions, their concerns," said Danish Climate Minister Connie Hedegaard. The United Nations is hoping to finish negotiations in Copenhagen by December for a new global warming treaty intended...

2009-06-30 14:41:31

Spanish scientists say mud from waste water treatment plants can be an alternative fuel, enabling cement factories to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. Researchers from Virgili University said the use of such mud can also help factories comply with the Kyoto Protocol, as well as posing no risk to human health and being profitable. The environmental impact assessment analyzed the environmental and human health impacts of using solid waste from large city water treatment plants as an...

2009-06-30 11:34:00

First industry-wide system for tracking carbon footprint of supply chains WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) today announced the launch of its new Carbon Reporting System. The on-line system allows companies in the electronics industry to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and share the data with other companies in the industry. The system was developed to improve measurements and increase understanding of GHG...

2009-06-23 10:18:00

Global Campaign to Harness Action Around the U.N. Climate Change Conference CANNES, France, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations, together with the International Advertising Association (IAA) and a coalition of the world's leading advertising, marketing and media agencies, today launched Hopenhagen -- a movement that empowers global citizens to engage in the December U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen -- at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival....

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