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2010-06-10 05:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lemnis Lighting(TM), through its South African subsidiary Lemnis Lighting Africa, has been selected by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in liaison with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Department of Energy, Department of Tourism, Central Energy Fund, Eskom and the Local Organizing Committee, to be a key contributor in helping to offset the carbon emissions generated as a result of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The DEA's...

2010-06-08 13:07:00

BONN, Germany, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow: The climate talks are back, this time in Bonn, Germany, where the UN is having a tough time escaping the aftermath of its failed negotiations in Copenhagen. De Boer left with only a "muffin" "The three layers of the cake collapsed and we were left with a muffin" is how UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer described the Copenhagen talks. De Boer will be exiting...

2010-06-01 08:37:00

MEXICO CITY, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City and chair of the World Mayor's Council on Climate Change, will host a summit of mayors from around the world in Mexico City on November 21, 2010, with the goal of creating a new advocacy and action mechanism for cities to address global climate change. The World Mayor's Summit on Climate Change was announced at a gathering of more than 500 mayors and municipal leaders in Bonn, Germany on May 30, entitled Resilient...

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2010-05-17 11:49:59

According to recent media reports, Costa Rica's Christiana Figueres is to be the new head of the U.N. climate convention. The U.N. is expected to confirm her taking over the position of the current chief Yvo de Boer later this week. Sources close to the U.N. told BBC that she emerged as the front-runner after an intervention from small island states. She is the daughter of former Costa Rican president Jose Figueres Ferrer, and has taken part in U.N. climate negotiations since 1995. She is...

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2010-05-01 06:50:00

In an attempt to revive global talks on climate that were left in shambles after the UN summit in Copenhagen in December, three dozen plus environment ministers will meet near Bonn, Germany on Sunday. The meeting will be the highest-level political conference on climate since the Copenhagen summit which fell spectacularly short of reaching a global agreement on climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, hosts of the next UN conference at year's...

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2010-04-26 06:36:03

Four developing countries met Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the urgency for a global agreement on climate change to be put legally into action by 2011. Environmental ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China want the process of finalizing a global agreement sped up. They are asking for rich nations to cut carbon emissions to help reduce global warming. In a joint statement by the four nations, they said "a legally binding outcome should be concluded at Cancun,...

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2010-04-22 09:29:12

The loose framework and "unambitious" carbon-cutting pledges of the Copenhagen accord means that the treaty will more than likely fail to reach its target of limiting global warming to just 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), claim Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) members. In an opinion piece published Wednesday in the online journal Nature, PIK researchers Joeri Rogelj, Malte Meinshausen, and their colleagues say that it is more likely that the average worldwide...

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2010-04-12 08:30:00

A meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) over the weekend once again highlighted the differences of opinions between nations that have been ongoing since the December 2009 Copenhagen conference. The meeting, which was held in Bonn, Germany and lasted from Friday through early Monday morning, saw countries squabbling over minor policy issues, such as negotiation methods for future conferences and how to recognize and incorporate the last-minute deal that came out of...

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2010-04-06 06:15:00

Countries are gathering this week to restore faith in the U.N. process for combating climate change after the bitter memories of the Copenhagen summit. Negotiators plan to meet in Bonn from Friday to Sunday for the first official talks under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since the Copenhagen summit. Their first task will be to see what place climate change now has on the world political agenda. Disappointment or disillusion swept many capitals when 120 heads of...

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2010-03-31 12:11:51

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced that 75 countries, which combined account for over 80-percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have agreed to eliminate or reduce carbon emissions within the next decade. The report, announced by the UNFCCC on Wednesday, states that the pledges were made under the Copenhagen Accord, which has established the goal of cutting carbon pollution and holding global warming to just over 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit....