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Climate Change Convention and Kyoto Protocol
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.
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.
Seven charged in carbon trading VAT fraud caseGuardian Unlimited | 26 Jan 2011
An investigation into a £38m carbon trading VAT fraud has resulted in seven people from the south-east of England being charged with conspiracy to cheat the public revenue and conspiracy to transfer criminal property. The alleged fraud, which involves claiming VAT refunds from fictitious carbon trades in a so-called "carousel fraud", is said to have cost governments in the European Union up to €5bn.
U.N. panel says has cut carbon offset backlogReuters | 05 Jan 2011
A U.N. panel which oversees a market in carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol says it has cut a backlog in project approvals, a development that is likely to quell long-running private sector complaints about delays.
2010: The year in environmentGuardian Unlimited | 31 Dec 2010
The BP oil spill, climate science under the spotlight, soaring global temperatures and UN climate talks - the stories of 2010 in pictures.
Grounds for hope for the climate change agenda | George SorosGuardian Unlimited | 13 Dec 2010
A new bottom-up approach holds better prospects for success than the cumbersome UN negotiations. The official communique from the Cancún climate change conference cannot disguise the fact that there will be no successor to the Kyoto protocol when it expires at the end of 2012. Japan, among others,...
Chris Huhne says progress has been madeGuardian Unlimited | 10 Dec 2010
But UK climate change minister is worried that deal could be undone by countries 'throwing their toys out of the pram'. Just out of a press briefing with Chris Huhne. He's working with Brazil to try to steer a way through the dense thickets of the second commitment period of the Kyoto protocol -...
Leaked documents reveal alternative dealGuardian Unlimited | 09 Dec 2010
WikiLeaks cables reveal how US manipulated climate accord. Europe and a group of small island Pacific states have jointly proposed a new international treaty at the UN climate talks in Cancún, Mexico, to commit developing and developed countries to reducing their climate emissions, according to leaked documents seen by the Guardian and the Times of India.
Tory MEP's climate sceptic poster campaignGuardian Unlimited | 08 Dec 2010
Roger Helmer uses taxpayers' money to promote his climate sceptic beliefs on giant billboards. The citizens of Derby, Leicester, Northampton, Lincoln and Nottingham are currently being treated to the sight of giant posters in prominent locations, featuring the face of Roger Helmer, the Conservative...
Cancún summit: Rich countries accused over £30bn climate aid promiseGuardian Unlimited | 07 Dec 2010
India's environment minister says delays in payments could wreck the prospects for advancing a global deal. A fresh fault line opened up at the Cancún climate summit today after rich countries were accused of failing to deliver on their promise of $30 billion in aid to countries that will experience the worst ravages of climate change.
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...
Summit won't work without back-room dealsGuardian Unlimited | 06 Dec 2010
Diplomacy requires some degree of secrecy, and at the Cancún climate conference leaders need to talk behind the scenes. What do Julian Assange and some climate activists have in common? Answer: Neither seem to understand that effective diplomacy requires some secrecy.
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.
Climate campaigners march in LondonYahoo! News | 04 Dec 2010
Green campaigners have marched on Parliament demanding greenhouse gas emissions are slashed to help prevent "climate catastrophe". With UN delegates meeting in Cancun, Mexico, to hammer out a deal to cut global warming, thousands of campaigners marched through London.
Row over EU climate loansGuardian Unlimited | 01 Dec 2010
Europe was accused of taking unfair advantage of poor countries last night when senior officials said that it was better to make them pay for loans to reduce climate emissions rather than give them grants. Aid campaigners and developing nations have also condemned as a "complete mess" the differences between rich countries in how they account for aid pledges. They say donors are double-counting climate aid and using "creative accounting" to make climate pledges look more impressive.
WWF on the Cancún climate summitGuardian Unlimited | 30 Nov 2010
WWF's experts will be online 1-2pm Wednesday to help you bluff your way to being an expert on the UN climate talks. Activists, protests and civil society played a starring role alongside Barrack Obama, Gordon Brown and other world leaders at the Copenhagen UN climate summit last year. But what guise will they take at the more sombre talks now underway in Cancún?
Letters: David Cameron must live up to his green commitmentsGuardian Unlimited | 29 Nov 2010
In the runup to world leaders meeting in Cancún today for the next round of talks on climate change (Rich world 'holding humanity hostage' over climate change, 27 November) the silence from politicians and the press was deafening. We held a meeting in our local ward to discuss cutting carbon...
U.N. climate talks "risk losing relevance" - EUYahoo! News | 29 Nov 2010
International climate talks risk "losing momentum and relevance" if they fail to achieve concrete progress in the next two weeks the Europe Union's climate chief warned on Monday. As the two-week talks kicked off in Cancun, Mexico, EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard also took a swipe at countries such as the United States that she said had failed to make progress this year in tackling climate change.
Chris Huhne on the Cancún climate talksGuardian Unlimited | 29 Nov 2010
Post your questions on climate change and the UN negotiations to the secretary of state for energy and climate change193 countries meet in Cancún today for a fortnight of negotiations, late-night sessions and wrangling in a bid to inch closer to an international deal on climate change. Flying in on the second week with other environment ministers will be Chris Huhne, the UK's energy and climate secretary.