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Climate Talks Stall As Bonn Meeting Ends
2012-05-28 09:58:57

The latest round of climate talks stalled on Friday in Bonn, Germany as government delegates couldn´t resolve how to share the burden of reducing man-made global warming, running the risk of weakening any progress made at last year´s talks and possibly undoing a decades-long effort to control carbon emissions. Developing countries, spearheaded by China, say the industrialized world is responsible for much of the emissions seen and should face the burden of emissions cuts alone,...

2012-01-30 08:27:03

New wall-to-wall carbon storage map can help developing nations track deforestation and report on emissions A study published in Nature Climate Change today finds that tropical vegetation contains 21 percent more carbon than previous studies had suggested. Using a combination of remote sensing and field data, scientists from Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), Boston University, and the University of Maryland were able to produce the first "wall-to-wall" map (with a spatial resolution...

2012-01-19 17:57:14

Modest advances for agriculture in Durban signal need for scientific input While last month's climate negotiations in Durban made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts, writing in the January 20 issue of Science magazine, urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012. "Agriculture worldwide...

Durban Day 2: Climate Talks Further Plagued By Canadian Intransigence
2011-11-29 15:23:17

In only the second day of talks at the 2011 UN climate conference in Durban,, another ominous development has taken center stage, further heightening tensions and fears of another flop similar to the 2009 Copenhagen summit. After signaling for some time that they would take a harder, more conservative position in upcoming negotiations, it now seems probable that Canadian leaders may pull out of the Kyoto protocol altogether. Moreover, inside sources indicate that they may decline...

2011-08-18 22:25:08

Fluorinated hydrocarbons are potent greenhouse gases, emission of which must be reduced under the Kyoto Protocol. If you rely on the official reports of the participating countries, the output of trifluoromethane (HFC-23) in Western Europe is indeed significantly decreasing. However, pollutant measurements carried out by Empa now reveal that several countries under-report their emissions. For instance, Italy emits 10 to 20 times more HFC-23 than it officially reports. International agreements...

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2011-07-21 09:58:20

The United Nations persistently continues to struggle to forge an international accord on climate change issues as the problem continues to pose major threats to the future of peace and security, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday. Security Council members at UN agreed to disagree over whether they should address possible instability provoked by problems such as rising sea levels or competition over water resources. With the major powers in a deadlock, President Marcus Stephen of the...

2011-06-01 12:48:00

Standard approach for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions will boost cities ability to access funding and implement actions SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, announced today at the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo that the two organizations will establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...


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