Posts Tagged ‘ Durban ’

Catch up on what happened at the climate talks in Durban S.A.

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Catch up on what happened at the climate talked in Durban, South Africa, by following this link to the Guardian’s complete coverage.



Canada condemned at home and abroad for pulling out of Kyoto treaty | The Guardian

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Canada has been condemned at home and abroad as “irresponsible” and “reckless” for pulling out of the Kyoto climate treaty, just a day after committing to a future legally binding deal at a major UN climate summit. “I regret Canada’s withdrawal and am surprised over its timing,” said the UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. “Canada

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Progress in Durban, but not enough

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

DURBAN, 13 December 2011 (IRIN) – The UN talks in Durban, South Africa, got adaptation and the response to climate change “approximately right”, which is better than “being precisely wrong”, a tired Naderev Sano, Philippines’ chief climate change negotiator, said as he emerged from two consecutive emotionally charged all-night sessions. Poor countries and NGOs, which

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Important Progress at Global Warming Negotiations in Durban; Major Work Ahead | Jake Schmidt’s Blog, NRDC

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

As Nelson Mandela famously said: “It always seems impossible, until we are done.” That is exactly how it seemed at the United Nations COP-17 climate negotations over the past two weeks – extremely difficult (and even impossible at times). The negotiations lastest more than than 36 hours after they were supposed to end. They culminated

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Climate deal salvaged after marathon talks in Durban

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

Countries have agreed a deal in Durban to push for a new climate treaty, salvaging the latest round of United Nations climate talks from the brink of collapse. The UK’s cimate change secretary, Chris Huhne, hailed the deal, finally struck in the early hours of Sunday after talks had overrun by a day and a

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Which countries fail the most at climate leadership? | Grist

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

Sweden, the U.K., and Germany: The European trio leads the world in fighting climate change. That’s the finding of the most recent Climate Change Performance Index, which was released yesterday at COP 17 in Durban. But Swedes, Brits, and Germans shouldn’t cheer just yet; even their countries are not contributing their fair share. In fact,

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Add your voice to global call to action in Durban | Peacenews.org

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

What if someone told you we should abandon all hope for global climate action until 2020? Well, that’s exactly the proposal that the United States and other countries are pushing at the UN Climate Talks taking place this week in Durban, South Africa. The 2020 delay might well be the worst idea ever. Waiting nine

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Kyoto protocol ‘will be on life support’ after Durban summit | guardian.co.uk

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

One of the most respected environmental research centres in the US has written off the chances that the UN climate summit in Durban will extend the life of the world’s only legal climate change treaty in any meaningful way. The future of the Kyoto protocol – which commits countries to reducing global warming pollution –

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Pope calls for responsible, credible climate deal – Connecticut Post

Nov 27th, 2011 | By

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI called Sunday for delegates attending this week’s U.N. climate change conference in South Africa to craft a responsible and credible deal to cut greenhouse gases that takes into account the needs of the poor. Some 25,000 government officials, lobbyists and scientists are expected to attend the two-week conference

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Climate change: there really is no plan B | John Ashton, The Guardian

Nov 15th, 2011 | By

The lesson the world is learning the hard way from the financial crisis is that there is only one boat and we are all in it. To stay afloat, we need rules tough enough to stop systemic risks becoming systemic collapses. This lesson is as true for the environment as it is for the economy.

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Durban May Be Last Chance to Stabilize Climate Under Two Degrees

Oct 25th, 2011 | By

The window to limit global warming to less than two degrees C is closing so fast it can be measured in months, a new scientific analysis revealed Sunday. The International Energy Agency estimates that 80 percent of projected emissions from the power sector in 2020 are already locked in.