Mexico to earn royalty on light bulb carbon creditsReuters | 07 Nov 2011
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mexico will earn a royalty on carbon credits generated from energy-saving light bulbs through a world-first deal that could pave the way for other developing countries to fund emissions cuts, the investor said on Monday.
Monarch butterfly count bounces back from bad yearReuters | 14 Feb 2011
Monarch butterfly colonies in Mexico more than doubled in size this winter after bad storms devastated their numbers a year ago, conservationists said on Monday although the migrating insect remains under threat.
BP cost-cutting blamed for 'avoidable' Deepwater Horizon oil spillGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jan 2011
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an avoidable disaster caused in part by a series of cost-cutting decisions made by BP and its partners, the White House oil commission said last night. In a preview of its final report, due next week, the national oil spill commission said systemic management failure at BP, Transocean, and Halliburton caused the blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, and warned that such a disaster would likely recur because of industry complacency.
Climate talks end with modest steps, no Kyoto dealReuters | 12 Dec 2010
The world's governments agreed on Saturday to modest steps to combat climate change and to give more money to poor countries, but they put off until next year tough decisions on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate deal on a knife edge at the 'zombie' conferenceThe Independent | 11 Dec 2010
The credibility of the UN climate change negotiating process hung in the balance last night, with ministers and officials from nearly 200 countries trying desperately to salvage some hope of a new international deal on countering global warming.
Ecologists desert Cancún's sinking shipNew Scientist | 08 Dec 2010
The chances of a legally binding deal to tackle climate change are looking increasingly slim as the negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, enter their final days. So much so that even environmentalists are deserting the sinking ship.
Letter: Why climate change negotiators should go postalGuardian Unlimited | 06 Dec 2010
While only the most optimistic would now expect a deal to emerge from the Cancún climate change talks, the urgency to adopt more sustainable economies has not gone away. In the face of the inability of negotiators to develop a common global approach, industry has been filling the void. The postal...
The Clean Development Mechanism Takes Center Stage at COP16ClimateBiz | 04 Dec 2010
The program to allow developed countries to offset their emissions through projects in the developing world was the focus of negotiations in Cancun this week, although progress was halting as time at the conference ticked away.
Cancun climate talks don't faze industryCNN | 02 Dec 2010
Industries that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases don't expect any new restrictions from the incoming U.S. Congress or the ongoing international climate talks in Cancun, Mexico.
Climate talks prepare to nibble at world-saving plansNew Scientist | 01 Dec 2010
At the start of the latest round of climate talks in Cancún, Mexico, this week, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, warned that global emissions must peak by 2015 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change. His message was reinforced by the UK's Royal Society, which the same day published a picture of global chaos in a world warmed by 4 C - which it said could happen as early as the 2060s.
U.S. sees progress in easing climate row with ChinaReuters | 29 Nov 2010
Washington claimed progress on Monday in easing rifts with Beijing on ways to fight global warming as U.N. climate talks got under way in Mexico with warnings about the rising costs of inaction.
New round of climate talks set to start in CancunCNN | 29 Nov 2010
The latest round of United Nations climate change talks begins Monday in the coastal resort city of Cancun, Mexico. Representatives from 194 countries are scheduled to attend. Negotiators will try to close the political gap between commitments to reduce carbon emissions made by developed and developing nations.
Don't let us down: UN climate change talks in CancunThe Independent | 28 Nov 2010
As government ministers from more than 190 countries gather today in the Mexican city of Cancun for the start of talks aimed at minimising the impact of climate change, the need for a deal could scarcely be more pressing. The stakes are high, the expectations are low.
Small islands seek 2011 deadline for climate dealReuters | 25 Nov 2010
Small island states want U.N. climate talks in Mexico next week to set an end-2011 deadline for agreeing a new treaty as a step to slow the rise in sea levels, a spokeswoman said. Many other nations, including the United States, fear that setting a time limit may be counter-productive after the U.N.'s Copenhagen climate summit failed to meet a 2009 deadline for a binding deal.
U.N. seeks climate progress; deal may be years offReuters | 24 Nov 2010
The world will seek to break a U.S.-China standoff and agree modest steps to rein in global warming at U.N. talks in Mexico next week amid worries that the first climate treaty since 1992 may still be years away.
Climate negotiators must push for global deal says HuhneThe Independent | 24 Nov 2010
The international climate talks in Mexico next week need to get the world "within shouting distance" of a deal to tackle global warming, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne urged today.
Mayors sign global pact to tackle urban emissionsCNN | 22 Nov 2010
Mayors from around the world have signed a voluntary pact committing them to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions at a climate summit in Mexico City. The "Mexico City Pact," which was signed at the World Mayors Summit on Climate, has attracted the signatures of 138 mayors from some the world's largest urban areas including Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Paris, Vancouver and Jakarta.
Tiny U.N. climate fund could take bigger role: chairReuters | 17 Nov 2010
A tiny U.N. fund that is starting to help developing nations adapt to climate change could expand to manage part of a planned $100 billion aid mechanism to be debated at U.N. talks in Mexico, the chair of the fund said.