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The president of the Maldives reported Monday that his country would be unable to attend the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen this year because it lacked the necessary funding.
The new global climate treaty, set to be agreed upon by the end of the year, needs strong commitments from wealthier nations to making drastic cuts in CO2 emissions by 2020.
According to a UN official, the United States has undergone a change of opinion on climate change and is now on a path toward â€œstrong climate action.â€
Just months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to devise a new international treaty on climate change, a research team led by Princeton University scientists has developed a new way of dividing responsibility for carbon emissions among countries.
On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away.
The US summoned environment ministers from the world's largest polluters to meet in Mexico today to expedite a key United Nations climate accord.
According to science academies from across the globe, rich and developing nations need to lead the transition to a low-carbon economy to help fight the effects of climate change.
On Monday a coalition of environmental organizations unveiled their manifesto for a new climate treaty, calling on wealthy, developed nations to reduce their carbon emissions by more than 40 percent by 2020 and by 95 percent by 2050.
ARCADA, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Internews (http://www.internews.org), the global media assistance organization, opened the Earth Journalism Awards on World Environment Day (http://www.unep.org/wed/2009/english/) today, calling on professional and citizen journalists around the world to enter their best reporting on climate change.
Dozens of the worldâ€™s top scientific academies urged the United Nations on Monday to include the issue of ocean acidification in upcoming discussions aimed at establishing a global climate change treaty.