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2005-09-22 12:48:31

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The European Union does not expect a binding agreement to emerge from major talks designed to find a way of replacing the Kyoto climate change accord, the EU's environment commissioner said on Thursday. Around 150 nations will gather in Montreal in late November to discuss a treaty to replace the Kyoto agreement, which is designed to curb emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Kyoto, which formally expires in 2012, does not cover developing...

2005-09-12 14:19:51

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - A major Montreal meeting charged with starting to draft a successor to the Kyoto climate change accord is unlikely to produce a breakthrough, a senior Canadian official said on Monday. The conference, which runs from November 28 to December 9, will try to find common ground between those countries that signed on to Kyoto and those that did not, including the United States, China, India and Australia. "We don't expect outcomes on this at Montreal...

2005-08-19 10:03:59

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Representatives of 23 nations deeply split about how to combat global warming ended talks in Greenland on Friday with a plea from the host to stop years of squabbling and take urgent action. "The blaming game has to stop," Denmark's Environment Minister Connie Hedegaard, said in a statement after the four-day meeting she chaired in Ilulissat, north of the Arctic Circle. "Instead of blaming other countries for the lack of action, all governments should present...

2005-08-16 11:34:37

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark urged "new thinking" on Tuesday about ways to combat global warming at the start of climate talks by 25 nations in Greenland. "Climate change represents a growing global challenge," Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller told delegates at the start of the informal four-day talks on the island in Ilulissat, north of the Arctic Circle. "It's my hope (that the talks) will help to push things along. There is a need for new thinking," he said. Denmark is hosting...

2005-07-28 21:28:21

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia says it is partly responsible for creating a six-nation pact to combat global warming, which grew from a brainstorming meeting of 20 countries on climate change in Britain five months ago. Environment Minister Ian Campbell said Canberra started talks on the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate after a two-day climate change meeting in London, which was held ahead of the July meeting of the world's eight richest nations. The partnership...

2005-07-28 09:38:18

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A U.S.-led Asian-Pacific accord on spreading technology to fight global warming has hazy targets and is unlikely to end up supplanting the far broader U.N. Kyoto protocol, experts said on Thursday. Unlike the 152-nation Kyoto pact, the six-country accord between the United States, Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea sets no binding goals for cutting emissions of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels blamed for rising...

2005-07-27 20:19:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration, which is pushing alternatives to the Kyoto treaty on global warming, unveiled a six-nation pact on Wednesday that promotes the use of technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The deal between the United States, Japan, Australia, China, India and South Korea will build on existing bilateral agreements on technology sharing. It includes no Kyoto-style caps on emissions. President Bush said in a statement the Asia-Pacific partnership, which...

2005-07-08 16:50:09

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz on Friday said the multilateral lender wants to help foster discussion among industrialized nations and emerging market countries such as China and India on tackling global warming. In a telephone interview with Reuters from Gleneagles, Scotland, where a summit of Group of Eight leaders had just concluded, Wolfowitz said the World Bank was asked to develop a framework for mobilizing investment in clean air...

2005-07-06 06:27:15

By Tabassum Zakaria COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush urged leaders aheadof a G8 summit on Wednesday to spearhead a worldwide effort toinvest in alternatives to oil and gas to help control globalwarming. Speaking hours before the start of the G8 meeting inScotland, Bush put forward economic arguments that might helpbridge gaping U.S. differences with the other seven countriesover how to cope with climate change. "Listen, the United States, for national security reasonsand economic...

2005-07-06 04:57:45

By Tabassum Zakaria COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush urged leaders aheadof a G8 summit on Wednesday to spearhead a worldwide effort toinvest in alternatives to oil and gas to help control globalwarming. Speaking hours before the start of the G8 meeting inScotland, Bush put forward economic arguments that might helpbridge gaping U.S. differences with the other seven countriesover how to grapple with climate change. "Listen, the United States for national security reasonsand economic...


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