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2008-06-16 12:00:18

G8 science ministers deem science, technology key to sustainable development NAGO, Japan, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Science and technology ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) on Sunday stressed that science and technology is an important key to sustainable development worldwide. And it is of great importance to promote science and technology cooperation based on international collaboration, said Fumio Kishida, Japan's state minister in charge of science and technology policy, in the chair's...

2008-05-23 16:25:00

A recent survey shows that greenhouse gas emissions by the Group of Eight industrial nations except Russia fell in 2006, making this the broadest dip since the world started trying to slow climate change in 1990.There was an overall 0.6 percent dip in G8 emissions in 2006 from 2005, likely due to rising oil prices, some measures to curb global warming and a milder winter in the United States in 2006 that depressed energy demand for heating. "It is an encouraging sign that emissions decreased...

2008-04-15 00:35:00

The Bush administration, in a surprising change of course, is set to ask Congress to pass a bill to combat global warming, and will lay out principles of what that will entail. They have yet to announce specifics of the policy as they are still being debated, but Bush administration officials have told Republicans in Congress that they feel pressure to act now for fear of a coming regulatory nightmare. This would be the first time President Bush has called for statutory authority on the...

2008-04-05 00:00:00

Climate negotiators have unveiled an ambitious agenda for talks designed to form a historic global warming pact between Japan and other developing countries on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions. A schedule was planned after a five days meeting in Bangkok"”requiring negotiators to settle contentions issues that include how countries will cut their emissions and how rich nations will help the poor adapt to climate change effects. "This is significant in the sense that it's an important...

2008-04-03 13:00:00

At a United Nations climate conference, negotiators from the U.S. expressed some major concerns that rapid emission cuts intended to fight global warming might send the economy into a state of shock. The United Nations talks launched this week in Thailand, and are designed to further propel a new pact for the end of 2009 to prevent a future environmental disaster. The proposal from the European Union directs industrialized countries to cut emissions of greenhouse gases to 40 percent by 2020,...

2008-02-01 10:30:00

Delegates from 16 nations, plus the E.U. and the U.N., representing 80 percent of emissions that scientists say contribute to global warming met in Honolulu to discuss ways to reduce the advancement of global climate change The delegates told the AP that they hope that the Hawaii talks will lead to a 2009 road map for fighting global warming.Phil Woolas, Britain's environment minister, said the closed-door talks addressed the options of compiling a series of national commitments to...

2008-01-26 13:12:53

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda today unveiled a five-year, US$ 10 billion fund to support efforts in developing countries to combat global warming a move that ensures top priority be given to climate change at this year's G8 Summit. In addition, Japan aims to create a new multilateral fund with the US and the UK to mitigate changes in the earth's climate as a result of global warming, Fukuda told business leaders at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008. Calling it the "Cool...

2007-12-11 18:38:23

BALI, Indonesia -- Delegates at the U.N. climate conference struggled to agree Tuesday on whether they will call on rich nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions by specific amounts, and the U.N. chief warned that the human race faces oblivion if it fails to confront global warming. Ban Ki-moon, who is presiding over the final days of a conference aimed at setting an agenda and deadline for talks on a pact to replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2012, urged quick action as negotiators haggled over...

2007-12-11 10:25:44

BALI, Indonesia -- The battle over whether to include greenhouse gas emissions targets in the "roadmap" for a new climate accord intensified Tuesday, with the Europeans and environmentalists clamoring for the targets against opposition by the U.S. and others. Talks at the U.N. climate change conference, now in its second week, stepped up with the scheduled arrival of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Australia's new prime minister, Kevin Rudd, who signed onto the Kyoto Protocol on global...

2007-12-02 18:45:00

BALI, Indonesia -- World powers meeting at a U.N. climate change conference in Indonesia this week won't be able to craft a meaningful plan to address global warming without cooperation from the United States, the top emitter of greenhouse gases, the U.N.'s climate chief said Sunday. The United States refused to sign the last major international treaty on reducing greenhouse gases, undermining its effectiveness. Delegates from 190 nations will gather on the resort island of Bali on Monday for...

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