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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.
On Monday, a 192-nation UN forum will take its first look at a draft text for negotiations that will ultimately craft a global climate change pact.
The worldâ€™s largest carbon polluters made progress in talks on Tuesday on how to help poor nations that may be dramatically affected by climate change.
Recent climate change negotiations are delivering "encouraging developments," said the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Most nations have submitted less-than-ambitious proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the months leading up to the UN convention on climate change in Copenhagen in December.
African nations are asking for billions to fight the threat of droughts, heat waves, and rising seas - all natural disasters they believe are imminent due to climate change.
It was announced on Thursday that the United States and Mexico are embarking on a new partnership to address climate change and will encourage environmentally-friendly forms of green living.
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