Latest Kyoto Protocol Stories
While last month's climate negotiations in Durban made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts, writing in the January 20 issue of Science magazine, urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012.
Canada became the first country to declare it was formally exiting the Kyoto protocol on Monday, making itself a target of criticism from China and other countries.
UN leaders at the Durban climate conference (COP17) in South Africa reached a climate agreement on Sunday after embroiled talks led the summit to run 36 hours past its scheduled deadline.
Despite a rough a start, reports are emerging from Durban that the UN climate conference may be making progress towards a legally binding deal in 2015, as poor nations form strategic partnerships with a number of wealthier countries.
Global carbon dioxide emissions increased by a record 5.9 per cent in 2010 following the dampening effect of the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC).
Environmental groups and government officials warned this week that US negotiators at the UN climate talks in Durban risk portraying the US as an obstruction to fighting global warming due to its stalling on critical issues.
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