Climate Change Convention and Kyoto Protocol
Africa: Renew Kyoto Now, UN Boss Tells PartiesAllAfrica.com | 07 Dec 2011
United Nations Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon, has urged struggling climate change negotiators at the COP17 talks in Durban to press ahead for solutions because the future of the planet is at stake. He rejected any excuses that the global economic crisis was partially responsible for the delay in setting up an international fund to help countries combat the effects of climate change.
Prescott accuses US over climate dealThe Independent | 03 Dec 2011
Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has accused rich countries such as the United States and Canada of trying to scupper a new climate deal.
U.N. climate agenda agreed, roadmap set for 2011Reuters | 08 Apr 2011
Rich and poor nations overcame deep divisions on Friday to cut a deal that maps out U.N. climate negotiations for 2011, building on last December's agreement in Mexico and hardening the focus on tougher issues.
U.N. climate talks risk backsliding on Cancun outcomeReuters | 07 Apr 2011
Arguments over the agenda that have stalled U.N. climate talks in Bangkok this week show that some nations are trying to row back from hard-won agreements reached last December, Russia said on Wednesday.
Progress on Cancun climate goals uncertain: envoyReuters | 06 Apr 2011
Tensions between developed and developing countries in global climate talks could hamper progress on U.N. agreements hammered out in Mexico last year, the U.S. climate envoy said on Wednesday.
Kyoto pact rift threatens progress at U.N. climate talksReuters | 05 Apr 2011
Poorer nations upped the ante on rich countries at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday by demanding that the world's main climate treaty be extended from 2013 and for industrialized countries to deepen carbon-cutting pledges.
Japan says not seeking exemption from Kyoto CO2 pledgeReuters | 05 Apr 2011
Japan is not seeking an exemption from its Kyoto Protocol pledges to cut greenhouse gases, a government official said on Tuesday, despite a nuclear safety crisis that could hamper efforts to reduce its use of fossil fuels.
UN climate change talks in BangkokGuardian Unlimited | 04 Apr 2011
What is the UN climate change conference in Bangkok? From 3 April to 8 April 2011, government delegates, representatives from business and industry, environmental organisations and research institutions will meet in Bangkok, Thailand, to build on an international deal on cutting carbon emissions....
As global carbon-trading market stumbles, investors think locallyWashington Post | 26 Mar 2011
A former carbon trader's decision to get out of the market is one more sign that the consensus for a global carbon market, reached 14 years ago by 193 nations and the European Union in Kyoto, Japan, may have fractured beyond repair.
U.S. sees major emitters setting own climate goalsReuters | 21 Feb 2011
Major greenhouse gas emitters should set voluntary curbs on emissions for the time being since a U.N. climate treaty looks out of reach in 2011, the U.S. climate envoy said on Monday.
U.N. panel eyes ways to expand and speed carbon offsetsReuters | 14 Feb 2011
A United Nations panel will discuss this week ways to give poor countries better access to clean energy projects and clear a backlog of applications for carbon offsets, members said in a webcast on Monday.
Australian carbon emissions set to rise: governmentReuters | 08 Feb 2011
Australian remained on track to meet its Kyoto Protocol goal to curb carbon emissions, but strong international demand for the country's coal and gas would see a marked rise in emissions unless more action was taken, the government said on Wednesday.
EU to reopen 5 carbon registries shut after theftsReuters | 03 Feb 2011
The European Commission, which halted spot trade in its carbon market two weeks ago due to thefts, said it will reopen emissions registries in five countries on Friday after being told security was in place.
Extra U.N. climate talks set for April in BangkokReuters | 28 Jan 2011
Climate negotiators from almost 200 nations will hold an extra session in Bangkok in April to try to unblock work on a successor to the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol for slowing global warming, officials said on Friday.