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International Environmental Conventions
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.
Large investors urge progress at climate talksYahoo! News | 16 Nov 2010
Stronger domestic and international policy is needed to help unlock investment in low-carbon technology in the absence of a global climate deal investors with over $15 trillion of assets said on Tuesday.
UK says India carbon tie could help global dealReuters | 15 Nov 2010
Bilateral agreements to develop clean technology and unlock private sector finance could help fill the gap in the absence of an international climate change pact, Britain's climate and energy minister said on Monday.
Climate pledge failure would boost oil pricesYahoo! News | 04 Nov 2010
A reduction of ten percent in oil demand could knock about $20 off the price of a barrel of crude by 2035 if nations meet their climate change pledges and cut fossil fuel subsidies the International Energy Agency says.
Nagoya summit shows parallels with CopenhagenGuardian Unlimited | 25 Oct 2010
Nagoya is another ill-tempered bout between the global haves and wanna-haves in which the fiercest blows are landing on the natural world. One week down, one left to go. With time running out for a global biodiversity deal, there ought to be frenetic movement, a spirit of compromise and a sense of...
Summit must tackle impacts of food productionGuardian Unlimited | 21 Oct 2010
Nagoya delegates need to plan how the world achieves food security, before ecosystems reach critical tipping points. Governments from around the world will arrive in Nagoya, Japan next week for the high-level ministerial segment of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting. Their task is daunting. Even the modest target set in 2002 of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 has proved beyond the reach of current strategies.
Letters: The challenge facing biodiversityGuardian Unlimited | 20 Oct 2010
Next week, the conference of the parties to the convention on biological diversity meets in Japan. The meeting presents Defra secretary of state, Caroline Spelman, with a global stage to share her government's ambition to "protect wildlife and ... restore biodiversity". We applaud this intent and...
Biodiversity: Variety as the spice of life | EditorialGuardian Unlimited | 19 Oct 2010
Conservation is quite literally vital. This is a challenge that calls for serious science, serious action - and serious money. This has been the International Year of Biodiversity and a UN gathering in Nagoya, Japan, is getting under way, charged with launching a 10-year strategy to avert the...
World needs urgent action to stop species loss: U.NReuters | 18 Oct 2010
NAGOYA, Japan - The world cannot afford to allow nature's riches to disappear, the United Nations said on Monday at the start of a major meeting to combat losses in animal and plant species that underpin livelihoods and economies.
WWF on stopping species lossGuardian Unlimited | 18 Oct 2010
Representatives of governments from around the world are gathering this week in Japan in an effort to halt the decline of the planet's animal and plant species.While George Monbiot examines the prospects for the meeting today, we're joined tomorrow at 1pm for a live chat with Mark Wright, chief scientist at WWF. He will be here to help answer any questions you have on biodiversity, the meeting itself and the bigger issue of species loss globally.
Climate talks marred by bickering progress on financeYahoo! News | 11 Oct 2010
China hit back on Saturday at U.S. claims it was shirking in the fight against climate change likening the criticisms to a mythic pig preening itself. Frustration between the world's two top carbon polluters overshadowed week-long U.N. talks seeking progress on the shape of a new climate pact, with negotiators making some progress on financing but failing to dispel fears the process could end in deadlock.
Climate talks "troubling" deal eventually - UNEPYahoo! News | 11 Oct 2010
The impasse in U.N. climate talks is "very troubling" but worsening effects of global warming will eventually force governments to agree a legally binding deal the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) head said on Monday.
Climate talks marred by bickering, progress on financeReuters | 11 Oct 2010
China hit back on Saturday at U.S. claims it was shirking in the fight against climate change, likening the criticisms to a mythic pig preening itself. Frustration between the world's two top carbon polluters overshadowed week-long U.N. talks seeking progress on the shape of a new climate pact, with negotiators making some progress on financing but failing to dispel fears the process could end in deadlock.
U.N. must not rush genetic resources protocol: lobbyYahoo! News | 06 Oct 2010
The world should not rush to reach agreement on a United Nations protocol that could have a huge impact on businesses by setting rules for access to genetic resources and discoveries a Japanese lobby said on Wednesday.
China says climate talks must tackle rich CO2 cutsYahoo! News | 05 Oct 2010
Greenhouse gas cuts vowed by rich nations remain far from enough to escape dangerous global warming a top Chinese official said on Tuesday urging talks over a new climate pact to confront the shortfall.
Planned US Coal Plants Would Hike Warming - GroupPlanet Ark | 24 Jul 2006
If the more than 150 coal-fired power plants being planned in the United States were built it would boost coal demand 30 percent and raise national emissions of gases thought to cause global warming by 10 percent, according to an advocacy group.
Nuclear and coal seen in energy strategyYahoo! News | 09 Jul 2006
The government is expected this week to open the way to new nuclear power stations when it spells out how it will keep the lights burning at the same time as trying to meet its international obligations to tackle global warming.
"Toxic" Ship Anchors in India Despite ProtestsPlanet Ark | 03 Jul 2006
A former cruise liner anchored in Indian waters on Friday, despite protests by environmentalists who say it contains toxic asbestos hazardous to the health of the ship-breakers.