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2010-09-20 21:02:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A focus on 'resilience,' on climate adaptation, must be at the center of any realistic approach to climate change. That is why we're here on this first day of Climate Week NYC," commented Global Adaptation Institute CEO Dr. Juan Jose Daboub to reporters after the keynote panel discussion on "Risk and Resilience," co-sponsored by Swiss Re and the Climate Group. "The need for urgent action on adaptation measures is supported by the study Swiss...

2010-09-10 15:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Global Adaptation Institute," a new non-profit focused on adaptation to climate change, announced that the former second in command at the World Bank, Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, will be its founding CEO, amid estimates that climate adaptation could require US$ 150-200 billion annually in public and private investment. The climate NGO (http://www.GlobalAdaptationInstitute.org), to be based in Washington and launching later this year, seeks to...

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2010-05-01 06:50:00

In an attempt to revive global talks on climate that were left in shambles after the UN summit in Copenhagen in December, three dozen plus environment ministers will meet near Bonn, Germany on Sunday. The meeting will be the highest-level political conference on climate since the Copenhagen summit which fell spectacularly short of reaching a global agreement on climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, hosts of the next UN conference at year's...

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2010-04-26 06:36:03

Four developing countries met Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the urgency for a global agreement on climate change to be put legally into action by 2011. Environmental ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China want the process of finalizing a global agreement sped up. They are asking for rich nations to cut carbon emissions to help reduce global warming. In a joint statement by the four nations, they said "a legally binding outcome should be concluded at Cancun,...

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2010-01-21 13:40:00

Yvo de Boer, head of the UN climate convention, said nations signing up to the accord reached at last month's summit would not have to do so by the deadline of January 31, BBC News reported. Originally, the "Copenhagen Accord" asked countries to send figures by the end of the month on how much they will curb emissions, but uncertainty over who is going to sign up has led the climate convention head to call the deadline "soft". De Boer said the Copenhagen summit had not delivered the...

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2009-12-22 14:05:00

Amid new diplomatic wrangling over the failure of the Copenhagen summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed for world powers to make a new effort to secure a legally binding climate deal next year, AFP reported. Upon returning to the UN headquarters, Ban acknowledged international disappointment over the summit accord on restraining rising temperatures. Ban told reporters he was aware that the outcome of the Copenhagen conference, including the Copenhagen Accord, did not go as far as...

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2009-12-14 12:45:00

Several developing countries temporarily withdrew their co-operation for negotiations at the UN climate summit on Monday, BBC News reported. Some nations felt the Danish host government attempted to sideline talks on more emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol. Speaking for developing countries, the G77-China bloc, said the Danish hosts had violated democratic process, as other delegates talked forlornly of the vast amount of negotiating left to be done before the summit concludes. The...

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2009-12-09 06:10:00

Documents were leaked at the UN climate summit exposing divisions between industrialized and developing countries over the outline of a possible new deal. According to campaigners, the draft text proposed by the Danish host government would give poorer nations a disadvantage. The draft also shows everything becoming part of one single new deal, unlike an alternative text from developing countries calling for an extension to the Kyoto Protocol. Other groups are expected to present their own...

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2009-11-29 08:17:19

On Friday, French and British premiers Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown gave their thumbs up to a global program that would provide the world's poorest nations with billions of dollars in aid to help them reduce their carbon emissions.  Both European leaders say that donations from the wealthiest nations to less developed countries should be an integral part of the new climate treaty which U.N. leaders hope to stitch together in Copenhagen next month. At a heads of state meeting in...

2009-11-27 12:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will speak to journalists at a National Press Club Speakers Series luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Nov. 30. His Serene Highness the Prince will call for heightened international attention to climate change and discuss his foundation's efforts to combat global warming. The appearance comes as international leaders prepare to converge in Copenhagen for a UN Climate Summit next month. (Logo:...


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