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Four developing countries met Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the urgency for a global agreement on climate change to be put legally into action by 2011.
The loose framework and "unambitious" carbon-cutting pledges of the Copenhagen accord means that the treaty will more than likely fail to reach its target of limiting global warming to just 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), claim Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) members.
A meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) over the weekend once again highlighted the differences of opinions between nations that have been ongoing since the December 2009 Copenhagen conference.
Countries are gathering this week to restore faith in the UN process for combating climate change after the bitter memories of the Copenhagen summit.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has announced that 75 countries, which combined account for over 80-percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have agreed to eliminate or reduce carbon emissions within the next decade.
Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of France, called for United Nations reform and ripped the international organization's efforts to enact climate change during a one-day conference on deforestation held Thursday in Paris.
Yvo de Boer, head of the UN's climate change convention, announced on Thursday that he would resign from his position as of July 1.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to the UN Climate Change Convention Secretariat, the European Union and its member states today confirmed their willingness to be associated with the Copenhagen Accord negotiated during the UN climate change conference in December 2009.
President Obama's visit to China before December's Copenhagen conference underlined views that the international strategy to tackle climate change truly hinges on cooperation between the United States and the developing Asian economies.
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens of Hopenhagen gathered in City Hall Square with Mayors from around the world to mark WWF's Earth Hour Hopenhagen in a show of support for reaching a global deal on climate change.
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