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2005-11-30 15:32:43

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Countries meeting at U.N. environmental conference adopted on Wednesday the rules for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, but Saudi Arabia held up a key section on policing the accord. "This is an historic step," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion, host of the November 28-December 9 talks by about 190 nations, said of the decision by government officials. "The Kyoto...

2005-11-30 17:00:25

By Jeffrey Jones MONTREAL (Reuters) - Europe's carbon trading market has evolved into a multibillion-euro force in its first year under Kyoto, but the United States will not develop such a robust market without commitments to cut emissions, trade experts said on Wednesday. In 2005, trading value in allowable emissions in the European Union could top 4.5 billion euros, according to a forecast in a report released by the International Emissions Trading Association at the UN climate...

2005-11-30 16:47:19

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Countries meeting at U.N. environmental conference adopted on Wednesday the rules for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, but Saudi Arabia held up a key section on policing the accord. "This is an historic step," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion, host of the November 28-December 9 talks by about 190 nations, said of the decision by government officials. "The Kyoto...

2005-11-30 15:32:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - A U.N. conference adopted a rule book for the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol on limiting a build-up of emissions of greenhouse gases on Wednesday but Saudi Arabia held up a key section on policing the accord. "This is an historic step," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion, hosting the November 28-December 9 talks by about 190 nations, said of the decision by government officials. "The Kyoto Protocol is now fully...

2005-11-30 10:20:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Backers of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming may need 3-5 years from now to work out a successor to the pact that runs out in 2012, the U.N.'s climate change chief said on Tuesday. Many environmentalists want a new pact in place by 2008 to help curb a rise in world temperatures. Businesses also want clear long-term climate rules as soon as possible to guide investments. "What I've heard in the corridors is a...

2005-11-29 23:13:35

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Backers of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming may need 3-5 years from now to work out a successor to the pact that runs out in 2012, the U.N.'s climate change chief said on Tuesday. Many environmentalists want a new pact in place by 2008 to help curb a rise in world temperatures. Businesses also want clear long-term climate rules as soon as possible to guide investments. "What I've heard in the...

2005-11-29 14:54:55

By Alister Doyle and Jeffrey Jones MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States ruled out making extra pledges to fight global warming beyond 2012 on Tuesday, angering environmentalists who accused Washington of blocking a 189-nation conference in Canada. Chief U.S. climate negotiator Harlan Watson also strongly defended President George W. Bush's environmental record, saying emissions by the world's biggest polluter had fallen more in 2000-2003 than in the European Union. Up to 10,000...

2005-11-29 14:55:00

By Alister Doyle and Jeffrey Jones MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States ruled out making extra pledges to fight global warming beyond 2012 on Tuesday, angering environmentalists who accused Washington of blocking a 189-nation conference in Canada. Chief U.S. climate negotiator Harlan Watson also strongly defended President George W. Bush's environmental record, saying emissions by the world's biggest polluter had fallen more in 2000-2003 than in the European Union. Up to 10,000 delegates...

2005-11-28 19:11:23

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Host Canada urged a wider fight against global warming at the start of 189-country talks on Monday that will try to enlist the United States and poor nations in U.N.-led schemes to fight climate change beyond 2012. "Let us set our sights on a more effective, more inclusive long-term approach to climate change," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion told the opening of the U.N. conference in Montreal, which lasts...

2005-11-29 00:25:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL -- Host Canada urged a wider fight against global warming at the start of 189-country talks on Monday that will try to enlist the United States and poor nations in U.N.-led schemes to fight climate change beyond 2012. "Let us set our sights on a more effective, more inclusive long-term approach to climate change," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion told the opening of the U.N. conference in Montreal, which lasts until December 9....


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.