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2008-12-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The development of a successful global carbon trading market that delivers real and cost-efficient greenhouse gas emission reductions will require an improved market infrastructure, according to a report issued today by The Bank of New York Mellon entitled, "Towards a Common Carbon Currency: Exploring the Prospects for Integrated Global Carbon Markets." The report -- prepared in conjunction with Point Carbon, a world-leading provider of market...

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2008-12-09 15:25:58

The U.N.'s top climate official said on Tuesday that the United States and other rich nations must pledge specific targets by the end of next year for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to win agreement on a U.N. climate pact. But many analysts predict that President-elect Barack Obama may not be ready to set formal emissions targets for 2020 within a year, and that economic recession could delay an end-2009 deadline by 190 nations for agreement on a new U.N. global warming pact. Yvo de...

2008-12-03 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following media advisory was issued today by the National Press Club: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Tuesday, December 9, 2008 12:30 p.m. National Press Club (Zenger Room) President of Clean Air Watch, Frank O'Donnell; "A Civil Action" plaintiff attorney, Jan R. Schlichtmann; Sabertec CEO William J. O'Brien will discuss: ADDRESSING AMERICA'S AIR QUALITY CRISIS BY REDUCING TAILPIPE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND...

2008-12-01 13:32:00

POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Angela Anderson, Director of the Pew Environment Group's International Global Warming Campaign, issued the following statement on the opening of the Poznan climate talks. At this meeting, more than 190 nations are negotiating a new global treaty to curb global warming pollution that will replace the Kyoto Protocol. The meeting runs from December 1 to December 12. "This meeting will be a test of the world's commitment to solving...

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2008-12-05 07:30:00

On Thursday, Brazil ruled out the possibility of rich countries offsetting their greenhouse gas emissions by helping to save the Amazon rain forest. The idea had been under discussion by the European Union.Natives attending the climate talks in Poznan protested, saying they wanted money to end corruption in the region and to fortify their land rights.Currently, nations exceeding their greenhouse gas emission quota must pay for gas emissions cuts in the developing world.  The system...

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2008-12-05 07:00:00

Think you can drive around the world without using a drop of oil? A Swiss man is living the dream."These new technologies are ready," he said. "It's ecological, it's economical, it is absolutely reliable. We can stop global warning."On Thursday, Louis Palmer rolled into the U.N. climate conference in his solar car that can drive 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers) around the globe fuel free.During the meeting, some 11,000 delegates discussed a new climate change deal to slash emissions of...

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2008-12-04 07:35:00

During U.N. climate talks on Wednesday, delegates from China and India said President-elect Barack Obama's goals for curbing greenhouse gases to 2020 are inadequate.China and the United States are top emitters ahead of India and Russia, but U.S. emissions per capita are almost five times those of China.Developing nations seemed to welcome Obama's plan for strict goals, which are tougher than those of President George W. Bush.However, they said Obama's target of cutting U.S. greenhouse gas...

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2008-12-01 08:20:01

The United Nations's climate leader said the world must avoid a "cheap and dirty" fix for the economy that could cause major damage to the fight against global warming. Yvo de Boer said the world risked a second financial crisis if leaders across the globe reacted to economic slowdown by building cheap, high-polluting coal-fired power plants that would possibly have to be left behind if the damage to the climate was overwhelming.  "What concerns me most is that the financial crisis will...

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2008-11-21 07:30:00

On Thursday, the United Nations released a report to help leaders during an upcoming climate summit move closer to a new agreement on global warming. The report included proposals from countries and other organizations as to what a new treaty should feature. The European Union proposed limiting the average global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius by trading technology and emissions. U.N. scientists fear that high levels of carbon dioxide will lead to massive heatwaves, droughts, and storms....

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2008-11-20 08:05:00

UN leaders are thrilled that the president-elect of the United States is making climate change a priority and has already pledged to reduce emissions sharply by 2020. The head of the U.N. Climate Change said on Wednesday it's a "huge signal" of encouragement to countries negotiating a new climate pact. On Tuesday Obama said the United States would engage vigorously in climate change talks when he is president, and he wants to work to reduce emissions sharply by 2020, despite the financial...