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2009-11-30 13:29:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli today announced a strategic partnership with the Copenhagen Climate Council on a shared mission to help combat climate change. Through a massive, worldwide social media effort to raise support for, and awareness of, the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15), the partnership hopes to drive a broad mandate among a diverse global audience in support of a binding agreement to...

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2009-11-29 08:17:19

On Friday, French and British premiers Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown gave their thumbs up to a global program that would provide the world's poorest nations with billions of dollars in aid to help them reduce their carbon emissions.  Both European leaders say that donations from the wealthiest nations to less developed countries should be an integral part of the new climate treaty which U.N. leaders hope to stitch together in Copenhagen next month. At a heads of state meeting in...

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2009-11-27 07:15:00

With the burden of his own promises weighing heavily on his shoulders, President Barack Obama will soon be on his way the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen in little more than a week.  Facing a Congress that continues to cast a critical eye at a multinational climate treaty, he will likely have difficulties delivering on his vows to take action against global warming. On December 9, Obama will set off for Denmark's historical capital city with an American offer to curb US carbon...

2009-11-24 23:01:00

COPENHAGEN, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Copenhagen Climate Council (CCC) today announced a momentous eleventh-hour effort to mobilize the strongest possible public mandate for an ambitious and binding agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP15, in Copenhagen this December. By launching i speak earth, the CCC is encouraging citizens worldwide to take action against climate change and to share the call for action with family and friends through social media. The i...

2009-11-23 05:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- COP15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, is only two weeks away. Want to know who's comin' to the party, who's drinking the spiked Kool-Aid, and who's the dud in the corner? Grist has you covered. Starting today, and running through the conclusion of the conference on December 18, a special Grist series called "How Focked Are We?" will deliver in-depth, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the COP15 summit at...

2009-11-18 14:17:05

Alarmed by a substantial oversight in the global climate talks leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month, more than 60 of the world's most prominent agricultural scientists and leaders underscored how the almost total absence of agriculture in the agreement could lead to widespread famine and food shortages in the years ahead. Signatories of a statement issued by leading thinkers in development include five World Food Prize laureates, former heads of...

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2009-11-17 06:55:00

According to a team of the world's leading scientists, some of the plans slated for discussion and potential enactment into international law at the much-anticipated UN Copenhagen climate conference this winter could eventually damage the environment as much as they help save it. Coming under particular scrutiny are preliminary plans to help stop deforestation projects in a number of third world and developing countries.  Brought together with the help of the University of Leeds, a...

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2009-11-15 14:26:15

Several world leaders have agreed that a legally binding climate deal between nations would not be likely to be reached by next month's summit in Copenhagen. During the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) meeting, leaders admitted an agreement may not be reached until 2010. "Given the time factor and the situation of individual countries we must, in the coming weeks, focus on what is possible and not let ourselves be distracted by what is not possible," said Danish Prime Minister Lars...

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2009-11-09 10:05:00

The G20 nations did not reach an agreement on how to disperse climate finance, even though they agreed on Saturday to uphold stimulus procedures that continue to plague an "uneven" worldwide economy. The 20 countries pledged to work for an "ambitious outcome" at December's very important Copenhagen climate change symposium, but did not meet their goal of approving how to dole out endowment to impoverished countries. "We committed to take action to tackle the threat of climate change and work...

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2009-11-06 14:35:00

Climate officials at a UN meeting on Thursday said it could take an additional year to form a new climate treaty. Delegates from 175 nations gathered in Spain this week to discuss plans going into a UN meeting in Copenhagen next month. Delegates are expected to create the blueprint for a climate treaty to replace Kyoto protocol after 2012. But as international climate negotiators have set their sights on next month's meeting, many delegates said this week that it could take up to 12...