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2006-05-26 08:21:50

By Gerard Wynn BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries that are signed up to the Kyoto Protocol reaffirmed plans on Friday to set new, tougher caps on greenhouse gas emissions after 2012, despite spreading skepticism about the environmental pact. The conference of some 160 countries in Bonn set no timetable for agreeing on the goals, which would only apply to rich nations, but the talks would take at least two years. The world's biggest polluter, the United States, was absent, having...

2006-03-28 20:13:13

By Adrian Croft AUCKLAND (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair called on Wednesday for the world to work urgently on an agreement to tackle climate change after the Kyoto Protocol expires. Blair, touring Australia and New Zealand, emphasized his determination to inject new momentum into global efforts to negotiate a framework for a broad deal to take effect from 2012, when Kyoto ends. "I don't believe that we can wait five years to conclude a new agreement. I think we've...

2006-02-24 13:07:11

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers and business leaders from around the world launched a campaign on Friday to push recalcitrant governments to take action on climate change. Accusing rich and poor alike of talking a good fight against but doing little, the parliamentarians from the Group of Eight rich nations and five major developing countries said their three-year goal was to force the pace. "Climate change is both a national and a global problem and an issue that...

2005-12-10 07:42:13

By Alister Doyle and David Fogarty MONTREAL (Reuters) - Environment ministers agreed on Saturday to a road map to extend the Kyoto Protocol climate pact beyond 2012, breaking two weeks of deadlock at UN talks aimed at curbing global warming. Minutes after passing the Kyoto resolution, ministers also agreed to launch new, open-ended world talks on ways to fight global warming, overcoming objections by the United States, which had resisted taking part in broader discussions. The...

2005-12-10 06:10:00

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Environment ministers agreed on Saturday to launch new, open-ended world talks on ways to fight global warming, including the United States which had resisted taking part. Ministers at the U.N. meeting in Montreal said the deal would "explore and analyze strategic approaches for long-term cooperative action to address climate change." The plan sets no timetables nor targets. A few minutes earlier, nations in the narrower Kyoto Protocol agreed to begin talks on extending...

2005-12-10 04:21:13

By David Fogarty and Alister Doyle MONTREAL (Reuters) - Russia blocked agreement at a U.N. climate meeting on Saturday by objecting to details of a proposal to extend the Kyoto Protocol on global warming beyond 2012. Moscow's refusal also blocked approval of a separate Canadian plan to launch new talks on a long-term fight against climate change to include Kyoto outsiders such as the United States and developing nations such as India and China. "The document as it stands now does...

2005-12-10 00:53:05

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Negotiators at UN climate talks were within reach of a deal on Saturday to launch new global talks including the United States on ways to fight climate change, the chief U.S. negotiator said. "Basically there is an agreement," Harlan Watson told Reuters at 189-country talks in Montreal, referring to a Canadian plan for all countries to join an open-ended dialogue about combating global warming under a 1992 UN climate convention. But he said that Russian...

2005-12-09 17:30:07

By Mary Milliken and Timothy Gardner MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States stood alone in resisting a new, wider agreement to combat climate change on Friday as most industrialized and developing nations moved closer to extending the Kyoto Protocol to curb global warming past 2012. On the final day of the November 28-December 9 U.N. conference on climate change, environmentalists said they were losing hope that the United States -- the largest producer of heat-trapping greenhouse...

2005-12-09 14:26:22

By Mary Milliken and Timothy Gardner MONTREAL (Reuters) - Industrialized and developing nations were close to a deal on Friday to start work on extending the Kyoto Protocol to fight global warming past 2012, but the United States resisted calls for new commitments to combat climate change. On the final day of the November 28-December 9 U.N. conference on climate change, environmentalists said they were losing hope that the United States -- the largest producer of heat-trapping...

2005-12-09 14:00:00

By Mary Milliken and Timothy Gardner MONTREAL (Reuters) - Industrialized and developing nations were close to a deal on Friday to start work on extending the Kyoto Protocol to fight global warming past 2012, but the United States resisted calls for new commitments to combat climate change. On the final day of the November 28-December 9 U.N. conference on climate change, environmentalists said they were losing hope that the United States -- the largest producer of heat-trapping greenhouse...


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