- Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:46
- Elections, Mainstream Media
- 4,232 views
BEIJING: Two Indians, Amartya Sen and Rajendra Pachauri, opened and closed the International Conference on Environment and Development in Beijing over the past three days. But there is still a big question mark on whether India and China will speak in the same voice at the Copenhagen Climate summit next December.
"I doubt China will dilute its stand or go with the United ... Full story
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 11:03
- Conspiracy, Ice, Mainstream Media
- 4,944 views
By Lewis Page
Scientists using a network of ground sensors emplaced in Antarctica say that NASA satellites have overestimated the amount of ice that is melting and running off into the ocean from the polar continent.
The new results come from the West Antarctic GPS Network (WAGN), which uses 18 locator stations "bolted to bedrock outcrops" in the Western antarctic to discover "ground truth" regarding the ... Full story
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 10:57
- Commentary, Mainstream Media
- 1,076 views
By JOHN M. BRODER
WASHINGTON — With the clock running out and deep differences unresolved, it now appears that there is little chance that international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in December will produce a comprehensive and binding new treaty on global warming.
The United States and many other major pollutant-emitting countries have concluded that it is more useful to take incremental but important steps toward a ... Full story
- Monday, October 19, 2009, 11:01
- Economy, Mainstream Media, climate
- 559 views
BRUSSELS, Oct 18 - EU nations are struggling to agree how to bankroll the fight against climate change, with little enthusiasm to commit to the huge sums poor nations will need, ahead of a key week of talks, a draft text shows.
The question has become vital two months ahead of a world climate summit in Copenhagen in December where leaders hope to thrash out a ... Full story
- Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 9:41
- Mainstream Media, climate
- 4,398 views
By Kim Chipman
Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Cap-and-trade legislation to limit U.S. carbon dioxide emissions has “gotten out of control” and needs to be scaled back in Congress, said former Democratic Senator Timothy Wirth.
“The Republicans are right -- it’s a cap-and-tax bill,” Wirth, a climate-change negotiator during President Bill Clinton’s administration, said in an Aug. 14 interview. “That’s what it is because they are raising ... Full story
- Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 9:07
- Mainstream Media, climate
- 4,864 views
Global carbon dioxide emissions in 2008 rose 1.94 percent year-on-year to 31.5 billion tonnes, German renewable energy industry institute IWR said on Monday, based on official information and its own research.
The private institute, which is based in Muenster and advises German ministries, said climate-harming (sic) carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose for the tenth year in succession, running counter to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol aimed at ... Full story
- Friday, July 17, 2009, 15:49
- Debate, Economy, Mainstream Media
- 1,010 views
The federal opposition is doubtful global talks in Copenhagen later this year will settle on a new climate change pact because of mistrust between China and the United States.
Opposition frontbencher Andrew Robb has just completed a trip to Beijing and Washington where he discussed climate change with officials from both nations.
A new climate change pact to replace the Kyoto agreement hinged on both the US ... Full story
By Anna Smolchenko - 2 hours ago
L'AQUILA, Italy (AFP) - G8 plans for deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions began unravelling on Wednesday shortly after leaders signed on to the deal as Russia rejected a key plank as "unacceptable".
G8 leaders agreed to bear the brunt of steep global cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, calling on a broader bloc of developed countries to reduce ... Full story
- Thursday, July 2, 2009, 9:30
- Mainstream Media
- 758 views
The most contentious part of the report is the discussion of the legality of so-called 'Border measures' (aka carbon tariffs) which can is covered on pages p. 98-110
2. Border Measures
In the absence of an internationally agreed price on carbon and since emission reduction policies, such as taxes and/or trading schemes, are not applied universally, the implementation of emission reduction policies has
given rise to concerns about ... Full story
- Thursday, July 2, 2009, 9:28
- Mainstream Media
- 635 views
More open trade could lead to growing greenhouse gas emissions if nothing is done to shift "business as usual" trade practices and encourage the exchange of new low-carbon technologies, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a joint report.
The global trade organisation and the UN body for environmental awareness launched a joint report on Friday (26 June) exploring ... Full story