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2011-01-26 04:00:00

LONDON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanEquity Monaco, the forum for emerging cleantech companies of all nationalities to present to specialist financial & strategic investors, policy makers, end users and international & trade media. CleanEquity is pleased to announce 21 Ventures as a partner for 2011. Based in New York, 21 Ventures invests in clean technologies and entrepreneurs focused on solving the challenges of the 21st Century: climate change, global urbanisation, growing...

2011-01-06 12:50:12

For global warming policy, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit) was a major disappointment. Designed to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, the Summit concluded without a binding agreement because of deep divisions on the distribution of emissions reductions and costs. In addition, the United States failed to take action on a carbon cap-and-trade bill in 2010. Confronting this policy vacuum, leading climate economist William...

2010-12-13 11:01:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16), which concluded December 10 in Cancun, Mexico, the international aviation industry was recognized for its commitment and vision to address climate change. "We are an industry unlike any other sector," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "Few state delegations at last year's climate talks in Copenhagen were aware of...

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2010-12-12 09:10:00

Delegates at the UN climate summit in Cancun have reached an agreement to curb climate change, including a massive fund to aid developing countries. All participating nations endorsed the deal drawn up by the Mexican hosts, although Bolivia made some objections. The draft says deeper cuts in carbon emissions are needed, but do not establish a mechanism for achieving pledges made by countries. The Kyoto Protocol was a huge stumbling block for some countries that resisted it during the final...

2010-12-10 09:29:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=2c721ef6-a0a4-43b2-9754-370b2e106c0f&bhcp=1 A new study by PwC reveals that adapting to climate change is no longer an issue for governments to resolve alone and business can play a valuable role in advising on what policies would encourage action by the private sector. The study, supported by the United Nations Framework Convention on...

2010-12-08 00:00:42

The Center for International Environmental Law today announced that it will present the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 42 small islands and low-lying coastal countries from all oceans and regions of the world, with CIEL's 2010 Frederick R. Anderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Addressing Climate Change. The award will be presented today in Cancun, Mexico in conjunction with the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework...

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2010-12-06 08:45:00

"Compromise" and "hope" were the words being used to describe the ongoing UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, as negotiators have reported genuine progress entering the final week of the conference. According to Arthur Max of the Associated Press, "More countries are expected this week to pledge specific actions to limit carbon emissions over the next decade," and according to BBC News Environmental Correspondent Richard Black, the second week of the talks amongst members of the 193 nation...

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2010-12-04 06:30:00

Estimates brought to the table at UN talks on Friday state that climate change will indirectly cause nearly one million deaths annually by 2030, and will inflict 157 billion dollars in damage, with most of the misery being piled onto more than 50 of the world's poorest countries. Although most countries around the world will feel the devastating effects of climate change, none will pay as high an economic bill as the United States, the estimates suggest. "In less than 20 years, almost all...

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2010-12-02 07:35:00

Growing staple food prices in 2008 and 2010 may be just a quick preview of things to come in the future as impacts from climate change and population growth merge, according to a report issued at UN talks in Cancun on Wednesday. In the next 40 years, corn prices could rise by 42-131 percent, rice prices by 11-78 percent, and that of wheat by 17-67 percent, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said. The price increase forecasts are based on a range of 15 scenarios whose...

2010-11-24 08:00:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CFACT, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, will feature two prominent experts on climate science and policy at COP 16, the UN conference on climate change which convenes next week in Cancun. Lord Christopher Monckton will be in Cancun December 1 - 10. Dr. Roy Spencer will be in Cancun December 6 - 10. Both will be available (allowing for travel) before and after Cancun. Last year COP 15 in Copenhagen ended without...


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