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Copenhagen Accord

Fires, Flooding, and Climate Finance: Is there enough fast-start funding?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The World Resources Institute recently released updated estimates of the "fast-start" climate mitigation and adaption commitments rich nations made to...

Mexico's Climate Gamble: Can It Salvage the Cancun Summit?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Mexico's efforts to keep developing nations happy may end up pleasing no one. Its quest for an inclusive summit risks further inflaming old debates on fundamental issues

A Party-Driven Process: Kyoto Protocol? Copenhagen Accord?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- Already at the last UNFCCC meeting in June, the majority of nations -- aside from airing their grievances over how the negotiating pr...

Mind the Gap: Gearing up for Cancún and the COP 16

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

The UNFCCC organizing meeting kicked off in Bonn, Germany as representatives from the 178 governments gathered to hammer out differences and draw up a draft text in preparation for the COP 16.

Energy Ministers Meet in US to Discuss Clean Energy: Who Will Be in the Clean Energy Race?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The race for the clean energy future comes to Washington, DC today -- only symbolically if the US doesn't seize the moment.

Germany: Climate Meeting 'Broke The Ice,' But Tough Issues Remain

AP | VERENA SCHMITT-ROSCHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany -- Some 40 nations at a high-level climate meeting have made headway toward a pact to curb global warming, but the most importa...

From Cochabamba to Cancun

Robert S. Eshelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert S. Eshelman

It was clear from the opening moments of the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which took place in Tiquipaya...

Copenhagen Accord Falling Flat -- Well Not Even That

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The Copenhagen Accord's discord continues. Studies are surfacing that even if all the nations meet their pledges, the effect on global emissions will be far too small to achieve the stated objective.

We Need an Umpire: From UNFCCC Climate Negotiations to the World Cup

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

At the end of the two-week climate change negotiations in Bonn, nation groups stood up and expressed their frustration with the 22-page draft text put forward.

The Choice to Move Forward on International Efforts to Address Global Warming

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Rampant global warming is impacting countries around the world as a result of our energy and development choices. The oil catastrophe should be a wake-up call for the world.

Climate Talks End with Deal To Do More: 'The Quest To Address Climate Change Is a Long Journey'

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany — Delegates to the first U.N. climate talks after Copenhagen have agreed to intensify their negotiations on curbing greenhouse gas...

Smoke Clearing From the Ashes of Copenhagen: A View From Bonn

Joshua Robert Wiese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Robert Wiese

Shockingly, everyone's expectations were met! Today's opening session of the Bonn Climate Change Talks had a little something for everybody.

China's Going Supercritical -- A Critical Test for China and World?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

How is China going to meet its emissions goal if it keeps depending upon coal to fuel an ever-expanding economy?

US: No Climate Aid To Developing Countries Opposing Copenhagen Accord

The Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The US State Department is denying climate change assistance to countries opposing the Copenhagen accord, it emerged today. The new policy, first rep...

Bonn Summit: Climate Talks Renewed, But Suffer Early Setbacks

AFP | Richard Ingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BONN (AFP) -- Hopes of hoisting the UN process for tackling climate change out of the mire after December's flawed Copenhagen summit suffered early se...

UNFCCC in Bonn: Emissions Reductions or Market Mechanisms?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany - As the UNFCCC climate talks got under way in Bonn, the two working groups began meetings: the ad hoc working group on long-term co-ope...

Climate Deal Not Expected Until End Of 2011, UN Official Says

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM — A new legal agreement committing nations around the world to curb greenhouse gas emissions is unlikely to be completed before the en...

White House Green Trade Agenda an Opportunity for Global Leadership

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

Environmentally-friendly trade policies offer fresh opportunities to deliver benefits for American businesses and workers, provided that the Obama administration can see them through.

Green News Report -- March 11, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADI...

China, India Join Copenhagen Accord, Last Major Emitters To Sign On

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


Climate Chess: Two Degrees of Separation

David Novack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Novack

Is the United States a leader in the fight against climate change? One's outlook may depend on which side of the 2-degree divide one calls home.

Green News Report -- February 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: China takes the lead on clean energy, while the U.S. dithers; Obama gives out goodies for nucl...

UN Warns That Nations' Greenhouse Gas Pledges Are Too Little

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS — Goals on reducing greenhouse gases announced by major industrialized nations are a step forward but not enough to forestall the...

Weekly Mulch: Climate Change On Obama's Back Burner

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He c...

The Real Story Behind Obama's Copenhagen Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Special From Mother Jones, By David Corn And Kate Sheppard The final deal at the Copenhagen climate summit, which was convened to develop a comprehen...