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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...

2009-10-30 07:02:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has selected international communications consultancy Hill & Knowlton as official media sponsor for the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP15, to be held in Copenhagen over two weeks starting December 7( ). H&K will support an information campaign to encourage climate conscious behavior by delegates and others to help reduce GHG emissions during COP15. The campaign will also ensure that knowledge from the...

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2009-10-22 07:21:02

Industrialized nations had a one-percent rise in carbon emissions in 2007, which is a point of concern as the December climate summit in Copenhagen approaches. The Bonn-based UN Climate Change Secretariat said Wednesday that 2007 emissions from 40 industrialized countries with reporting obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were about four percent less than 1990 levels. However, levels were up by three percent over the 2000-2007 period, AFP reported. "The...

2009-10-08 10:41:00

BANGKOK, Oct. 8 -- At today's climate change negotiations in Bangkok the EU endorsed using the Montreal Protocol to phase down "super" greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The EU joins the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Micronesia, Mauritius and other nations in seeking rapid action under the Montreal Protocol to eliminate the acute threat to climate posed by HFCs. Recent scientific evidence has shown that the explosive growth of HFCs, primarily used in refrigeration and air...

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2009-10-06 15:40:00

The sluggish global economy could actually have benefits for reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent this year, according to a report from the International Energy Agency on Tuesday. IEA economist Fatih Birol told reporters that the 3 percent drop from the previous year would represent the largest in 40 years. Traditionally, global greenhouse gas emissions have risen by 3 percent each year. The announcement comes as part of the IEA's World Energy Outlook report, being...


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