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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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2009-12-11 18:35:00

The UN climate talks have produced the first official draft blueprint for a deal that would set targets for limiting global warming to 2.7 or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, AFP reported. So far several small island states and many African nations that are badly threatened by climate change have embraced the lower temperature goal, while the higher target has been supported by rich industrialized nations and emerging giants such as China, India and Brazil. The temperatures relate to a total rise in...

2009-12-09 10:00:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday December 10, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change holds a press briefing at the Copenhagen Climate Change Talks to provide an assessment of likely outcomes in Copenhagen and beyond and to address the key role of business in advancing strong climate action in the U.S. and globally. Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, one of the largest U.S. electric power companies, will join the Pew Center's Elliot Diringer to offer insights...

2009-12-09 08:00:00

Leader in Emissions Management Software Joins Bright Green Delegation SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbonetworks(TM), a leading software company that provides performance management for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability solutions, announced today that company leaders will participate in meetings at the COP 15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as part of the Bright Green delegation. The Copenhagen climate change talks include...

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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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2009-12-07 12:30:00

Monday marked the beginning of the biggest and most important U.N. climate change conference in history, as diplomats from 192 nations meet to discuss and hopefully agree upon the best deal to protect the world from potentially calamitous climate change brought on by global warming. The two-week Copenhagen conference is the climax of two years of contentious negotiations after a series of promises by rich and emerging economies to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. The conference's opening...

2009-12-07 07:00:00

Unicorn's Media-as-a-Service(TM) Platform Delivers Global Reach to Support Massive Interest TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global audiences can watch world leaders engage in a live debate at the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on the crucial topic of climate change, via a ground-breaking online video project that teams Unicorn Media, Inc., with World Wildlife Federation (WWF), the world's largest conservation organization - and Green TV, the broadband TV...

2009-12-04 12:21:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As nations gather in Copenhagen for the Fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, BNA is pleased to provide complimentary, real-time reporting and analysis of the landmark event. BNA will offer open access to its World Climate Change Report(R), which contains expert climate change analysis as well as live coverage of COP15, December 4-21, 2009. (Logo:...

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2009-12-03 14:29:05

A delegation of more than 20 indigenous teens, women, elders and shamen heading to historic Copenhagen climate talks today offered the world self-created video evidence and testimonials of climate change problems in their far-flung home communities. The videos include scenes of cows and zebra dead or dying of drought in Kenya; parched landscapes and stunted crop growth in Cameroon; destructive, unseasonal summer downpours in Peru, and a dry, rerouted river in the Philippines among other...

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2009-12-03 12:45:00

A NASA climate expert sparked controversy on Thursday when he said that he hoped international climate talks in Copenhagen this month would fail. In an interview with the UK's Guardian, James Hansen, Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said it would be better for Copenhagen talks to fail in their effort to create an international legally binding agreement to cut greenhouse emissions. "I would rather it not happen if people accept that as being the right track because it's...


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