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2009-12-16 07:30:00

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- LimeGreen Earth, Inc. announced today that it will offset the carbon emitted by President Obama's flight on Air Force One to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference, which began on December 7, has brought together diplomats from 192 nations to discuss the global reduction of carbon emissions. LimeGreen Earth applauds this global effort to further...

2009-12-15 12:30:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have convened in Copenhagen to negotiate for a climate treaty likely to devastate the economies of compliant nations. To poke fun while warning of this folly, the National Center for Public Policy Research is handing out T-shirts that display a photo of a Great Depression soup line and read, "My government went to COP15 and all...

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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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