Thursday, January 27th, 2011
(Reuters) – Japan said it aims to propose an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol in coming months, after criticizing the international climate framework as neither using effective technology nor including major emitters.
Tokyo will come up with a set of proposals to fight global warming beyond 2012 (more…)
Monday, December 20th, 2010
With the close of another round of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) treaty talks, this one held in Cancun from November 29 – December 10, it is important to look at how green patents fared in the negotiations and the final agreement.
But first, some background. (more…)
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
It did not attract as much media attention as COP15 in Copenhagen did in 2009. Despite that, or perhaps because of that, COP16 folded on a slightly more positive note than the disappointing edition of the previous year. But the agreement reached may have saved the UN process, Greenpeace said, but not the climate.
In an official press release, the UNFCCC (more…)
Saturday, December 11th, 2010
(Reuters) – A new deal among 190 nations to slow climate change throws a lifeline to U.N.-led talks but they will still struggle to find a deal extending the Kyoto Protocol for cutting carbon emissions beyond 2012.
Most delegates said the main achievement of the two-week conference in Cancun, Mexico was simply to have an agreement, (more…)
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
After one week of little progress at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, Chinese negotiators have offered a proposal that some analysts are calling a “game-changer.”
According to reports from Reuters, Xinhua News Agency and other media outlets, China is working to encourage developed (more…)
Monday, December 6th, 2010
(Reuters) – Britain and Brazil will seek to break the deadlock over the future of the Kyoto Protocol for combating global warming that has overshadowed U.N. talks to try to work out a modest climate deal in Mexico.
Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa said she had asked other pairs of rich and poor nations — including Sweden and (more…)
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
(Reuters) – Developing countries accused Japan on Wednesday of breaking a pledge to extend a U.N. pact for fighting global warming beyond 2012 and said that climate talks in Mexico would fail unless Tokyo backed down.
Japan, among almost 40 industrialized nations curbing greenhouse gas emissions (more…)
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
(Reuters) – Bolivia, among the strongest opponents of the Copenhagen climate accord last year, assailed rich nations at Cancun climate talks on Tuesday but stopped short of threatening to disrupt the two-week conference.
Pablo Solon, the Andean country’s ambassador to the United Nations, told (more…)
Monday, November 29th, 2010
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) starts today in Cancun in Mexico (and runs until December 10) and the world waits in anticipation the results of the negotiations which will have a decisive impact on the climate future of the planet.
The solar industry wants to be part of the discussion as well as the solution. A solar (more…)
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
(Reuters) – About 45 nations met on Thursday to seek ways to raise billions of dollars in aid to help the poor combat climate change as the United Nations warned them of a long haul to slow global warming.
Environment ministers and senior officials in Geneva were reviewing whether rich (more…)