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2009-02-22 10:00:00

As more nations fall under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon emissions, Singapore's climate envoy said Saturday that small, affluent island nations should not be judged solely on their wealth and emissions.Under the United Nation's main climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, just 37 industrialized nations pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions between 2008-2012.However, the Kyoto's definition of rich and developing nations was created in 1992, and many wealthy nations such as...

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2009-02-06 11:29:53

A report co-produced by the new U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned on Friday that cooperation between China and the United States is crucial to successfully address the climate change problem. The report titled "Roadmap for U.S.-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change" said the world's top two emitters of greenhouse gases must bring their leaders together for a climate summit, to overcome protectionist fears and speed up research and rollout of cleaner technologies. "If these two...

2008-12-13 12:25:40

Industrialized European nations haven't set carbon emission levels low enough to end global warming, say environmentalists at a U.N. conference. The U.N. climate conference in Poznan, Poland, ended Friday with sharp criticism of the European Union countries by environment groups who contend wealthy nations have not shown enough ambition, the BBC reported. Yet again the rich countries, who carry the historical responsibility for climate change, have failed to offer sufficient cuts, Tim Jones...

2008-07-14 12:01:00

By Will Tucker OVER the past two months Oxfam campaigners in Coventry have collected hundreds of people's wishes to end poverty. These wishes were for G8 leaders meeting in Japan, asking them to take urgent action now on global poverty. They called for more and better aid, stronger support for health systems and a strong climate deal to reduce carbon emissions and increase support for people suffering the effects of climate change. The G8 leaders finally decided to restate the promise...

2008-07-09 09:00:04

By Tom Raum and Joseph Coleman Associated Press TOYAKO, Japan -- World leaders embraced for the first time on Tuesday an ambitious but nonbinding goal of slashing greenhouse-gas emissions in half by midcentury to stave off global warming. Unimpressed environmentalists called the effort too slow and too uncertain. Leaders of some of the world's richest nations praised the agreement, which endorsed President Bush's insistence that fast- developing countries like China and India join in the...

2008-07-09 06:00:38

Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa Toyako, Japan 4:22 P.M. (Local) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. We've just finished our meetings here in Japan. I would call them very productive. Our goal was to make progress in five key areas: confronting climate change, reinforcing our commitment to a successful Doha agreement, fighting disease in Africa, ensuring that the G8 nations are accountable for their commitments, and addressing the challenges of high food and energy...

2008-07-09 03:00:04

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Janice Tang] Toyako, Japan, July 9 - Leaders of 16 major greenhouse gas emitters agreed Wednesday on the need for "deep cuts" in global emissions but failed to concur on a specific numerical target during their meeting a day after the Group of Eight leaders declared they want the world to share the vision of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The G-8 and the heads of Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa,...

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2008-07-08 19:25:00

World leaders on Tuesday took a step toward battling global warming by endorsing a plan to halve world emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. The United States, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Britain, Canada and Italy make up the Group of Eight leading industrial nations who also called on all major economies to join together to stem the potentially dangerous rise in world temperatures. "This global challenge can only be met by a global response, in particular, by the contributions from all...

2008-07-07 15:00:16

By JOSEPH COLEMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUSUTSU, Japan The world's top industrialized nations begin their annual summit today. Global warming, a slowing world economy and continued efforts to alleviate world hunger and poverty will be on the agenda. Leaders from the Group of Eight the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, Italy and Russia started gathering in the northern Japanese resort village of Toyako on Sunday for three days of meetings among themselves and...

2008-07-06 12:00:03

By Tom Raum Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The problems do not get any easier as President Bush attends his final summit with leaders of industrialized democracies. Disputes over global warming, worries about soaring oil prices and uncertainty about Iran and North Korea's nuclear ambitions pose daunting challenges for Bush when he sits down with presidents and prime ministers Monday. There are fewer than 200 days left in his term, and Bush's dwindling presidency is a major factor...


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