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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...

2005-11-28 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...

2005-11-28 09:14:24

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - A U.N. conference opening in Canada on Monday will try to step up a fight against global warming by drawing the United States and developing nations into U.N.-led agreements beyond 2012. About 10,000 delegates -- from 189 governments, environmental lobby groups and businesses -- will attend the November 28-December 9 talks meant to start mapping out what to do after the first period of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol...

2005-11-28 01:18:51

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - A U.N. conference opening in Canada on Monday will try to step up a fight against global warming by drawing the United States and developing nations into U.N.-led agreements beyond 2012. About 10,000 delegates -- from 189 governments, environmental lobby groups and businesses -- will attend the November 28-December 9 talks meant to start mapping out what to do after the first period of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol...

2005-11-27 18:55:02

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - Host Canada expressed hopes of easing a dispute between the United States and most of its allies on ways to combat global warming at U.N. climate talks starting on Monday. Up to 10,000 delegates from 189 nations meeting in Montreal from November 28-December 9 will also look at ways to involve big developing nations like China and India in curbing emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for heating the planet....

2005-11-27 11:52:38

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - Washington will battle with its allies over how to slow climate change beyond 2012 at UN talks in Canada this week that will also test developing nations' willingness to do more to fight global warming. Up to 10,000 delegates from 189 nations meet in Montreal from November 28-December 9 for the first annual climate talks since the UN's Kyoto Protocol on curbing heat-trapping gases, mainly from human use of...

2005-11-17 03:10:08

By Sugita Katyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is unlikely to agree to any emission caps in the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol because of its expanding energy-hungry economy, but analysts say developed nations will continue to pile pressure on the nation. Asia's third-largest economy and home to about a sixth of humanity has some of the most polluted cities in the world, many of them continually shrouded in eye-stinging smog of noxious fumes from cars and industry. Its growing...

2005-11-10 01:00:00

By Elaine Lies TOKYO -- Foreign visitors to Japan last summer were surprised when their hosts, renowned for wearing suits no matter what, appeared at business meetings in short-sleeved shirts without jackets or ties. The occasion was "Cool Biz," a summer-long campaign encouraging office workers to dress down and while thermostats are turned up. The aim is to reduce energy use and boost Japan's lagging efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Officials say that despite such steps, Japan, host...

2005-10-31 00:13:04

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia said on Monday negotiating new greenhouse gas emission levels for the Kyoto Protocol is a waste of time, dampening hopes a major environment meeting in Canada will set new targets beyond 2012. Australia's Environment Minister Ian Campbell said most countries would fail to meet their Kyoto targets and trying to negotiate new limits at an upcoming meeting in Montreal would achieve nothing. "The concept of getting up another negotiation...

2005-10-28 01:04:28

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, whose former capital gave its name to the Kyoto Protocol, wants all nations -- including the United States and especially China -- to be bound by the next framework aimed at fighting global warming, Environment Minister Yuriko Koike said on Friday. Officials from 150 countries meet in Montreal next month to discuss taking the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012, when its first phase ends, but disagreement is rife and hopes of progress slim. Japan,...


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