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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...
Britain, Brazil to seek end to Kyoto climate impasseReuters | 05 Dec 2010
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.
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.
Brazil: Amazon deforestation lowest rate on recordReuters | 01 Dec 2010
Deforestation in the Amazon forest fell to its lowest level on record, the Brazilian government said on Wednesday, marking what could be a watershed in the conservation of the world's largest rain forest.
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.
The Andes: Water warsGuardian Unlimited | 30 Nov 2010
In the third of a four-part series on climate change, John Vidal visits Espinar in Peru where, with water in increasingly short supply, farmers are engaging in violent confrontation with government forces.
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.
U.N. climate talks seek limited deal as costs soarReuters | 16 Nov 2010
Almost 200 nations meet in Mexico this month to try to agree a "green fund" for poor countries and other steps toward an elusive climate treaty amid warnings that inaction is driving up the costs of tackling global warming.
Climate talks seek complex, interlocked deal: U.N.Reuters | 10 Nov 2010
U.N. climate talks starting in Mexico this month will seek a complex set of interlocking deals to slow global warming but will fall well short of a new treaty, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Wednesday.
Brazil opens fund to cut agriculture deforestationReuters | 10 Nov 2010
Brazil's state development bank BNDES on Wednesday said it opened a fund worth 1 billion reais ($588 million) that will finance projects to reduce deforestation associated with the nation's booming agricultural sector.
Company errors, complacency preceded oil spill: panelReuters | 09 Nov 2010
Complacency at BP, as well as at Transocean Ltd and Halliburton, led to serious missteps prior to the rig explosion that unleashed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over the summer, the heads of the White House oil spill commission said.