Latest Post-Kyoto Protocol negotiations on greenhouse gas emissions Stories

2009-07-04 10:45:00

In a fervent attempt to resolve differences on issues of the world's carbon emissions, officials from a 17-member, majority comprised body are coming together on the eve of a July 8-10 summit of the G8 to hold critical discussions, Reuters accounted.The meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) was called to reduce the gap between wealthy nations and developing countries like India over long-term goals on global warming and emissions, a collection of eight diplomats and climate change...

2009-07-01 13:21:25

The green group WWF and the German insurance giant Allianz reported on Wednesday that Canada ranks last among the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations for tackling climate change while Germany is at the top of the list, AFP reported. The assessment criticizes Canada for greenhouse-gas emissions that are surging "far above" its obligations under the UN's Kyoto Protocol. The group said Canada's per capita emissions are among the highest in the world and its mid- to long-term greenhouse...

2009-06-22 09:20:12

The U.S. summoned environment ministers from the world's largest polluters to meet in Mexico today to expedite a key United Nations climate accord. The U.S. and China, the most industrialized nations, are listed as the greatest environmental offenders. The Major Economies Forum's (MEF) objective is to assist in forming a new agreement to mitigate greenhouse gases that will ultimately be replacing the Kyoto Protocol upon its expiration in 2012. The Kyoto Protocol is a UN international...

2009-06-12 06:05:00

According to science academies from across the globe, rich and developing nations need to lead the transition to a low-carbon economy to help fight the effects of climate change. In the message, which was sent to the Group of Eight industrialized nations and leaders of developing Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, the group of science academies said stopping this environmental challenge should be coupled with efforts to strengthen the global economy. "The need to find solutions...

2009-05-23 08:24:13

An international medley of business leaders, scientists from a variety of fieldsn and politicians are scheduled to meet in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday to discuss the role that industry can play in the fight against global climate change. The World Business Summit on Climate Change has assigned itself the challenging task of seeking out ways for world manufacturers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while remaining profitable in one of the bleakest economic environments that the world has...

2009-05-14 15:15:00

Representatives from over 70 nations at the World Ocean Conference in Indonesia are asking for oceans to be included on the agenda of global climate change talks aimed at finding a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, the AFP reported.Delegates want the issue to be included in crucial climate talks in Copenhagen in December, as an effort to reverse the impact of global warming on the oceans.Cuts in ocean pollution, funding for sustainable development in poor countries, greater research into how...

2009-04-24 11:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel will arrive in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 26, for political talks. He will represent the Federal Government at the two-day climate protection conference, the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, to which U.S. President Barack Obama has invited the 16 states with the highest emissions of greenhouse gases. Also on the agenda for Minister Gabriel's three-day trip are talks with...

2009-04-20 15:55:48

Indigenous people from 80 nations are meeting in Alaska for a United Nations-affiliated conference to discuss mitigation and adaption to climate change. Hosted by the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change is also designed to develop recommendations to present in December to the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, at which a successor agreement to the Kyoto protocol will be negotiated. The Anchorage, Alaska, summit concludes...

2009-03-27 13:13:23

The recession may slow proceedings of President Barack Obama's negotiators at the U.N. climate talks on Sunday, Reuters reported. The meeting in Bonn from March 29-April 8 will host up to 190 nations working towards an emissions cutting pact due to be agreed upon in December. Japan, Russia, Ukraine and many other nations have not even set goals for key 2020 cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The mood in Bonn would be helped by U.S. plans for stronger action, according to the U.N.'s climate...

2009-03-26 07:05:00

Attempts to moderate the world's climate change could be hindered if nations do not band together to safeguard the world's forests by the end of 2009, researchers from Earthwatch announced Wednesday. Earthwatch says it is incredibly important for UN leaders to create a way to stop continued deforestation. Deforestation is the cause for 20% of the carbon emissions ensuing from human activities, UN data states. Earthwatch will outline their worries during a public forum in London Thursday...

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