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Hundreds March For 'Climate Justice' In Qatar

AP | By KARL RITTER | Posted 01.31.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A few hundred people marched in a peaceful demonstration Saturday for "climate justice" in Doha, where negotiators from nearly 20...

A Missing Voice In Climate Battle

AP | By MICHAEL CASEY and KARL RITTER | Posted 02.01.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — At Friday prayers in Qatar's most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the U.N. end...

UN Climate Chief Doesn't See 'Much Public Interest' For Tough Action

AP | By KARL RITTER | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United Nations climate chief is urging people not to look solely to their governments to make tough decisions to slow global ...

New Threat Could Bring Big Increase In Global Warming By 2100

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

By Alister Doyle and Regan Doherty DOHA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Permafrost lands across Siberia and Alaska that contain vast stores of car...

QELROs and NAMAs: A Fast Guide To UN Climate Lingo

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Every time U.N. negotiators meet for their annual climate talks, they come up with a new set of unintuitive acronyms, as if to ma...

Location Set For U.N. Green Climate Fund

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2012 | Green

OSLO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A new U.N. fund meant to manage billions of dollars to help developing nations combat climate change will be based in South...

Climate Agreement Reached Despite Lingering Mistrust

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

* Agenda for work on new global climate deal is adopted * Agreement breaks week-long deadlock over procedure * Mistrust ...

Rich-Poor Divide Reopens At UN Climate Talks

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

BONN, Germany (AP) — U.N. climate talks ran into gridlock Thursday as a widening rift between rich and poor countries risked undoing some advances m...

Climate Conference Delegates Hope For Greater Ambitions For CO2 Cuts

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green

* Reluctance to take on more ambitious CO2 cut targets * Pressure is on as climate risks grow By Nina Chestney ...

Climate Conference Approves Landmark Deal

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa — A U.N. climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement Sunday on a far-reaching program meant to set a new course for ...

Countries 'Working To The Very Last Minute' On Climate Talks

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 02.09.2012 | Green


UN Climate Talks On Edge Heading Into Final Hours

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa — Negotiators from Europe, tiny islands threatened by rising oceans and the world's poorest countries sought to keep alive ...

Raising $100 Billion For Climate Fund In Dispute

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa — Even in hard times, fighting climate change is not a luxury but a necessity, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wedn...

EU To Probe China On Climate Intentions

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 02.03.2012 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) -- The European Union, championing a deal to get all major countries to agree to binding pollution targets, says it will exp...

Ex-U.N. Climate Chief Says Talks Are Rudderless

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 02.03.2012 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa — Yvo de Boer said he left his job as the U.N.'s top climate official in frustration 18 months ago, believing the process o...

Top U.N. Climate Official Says Pledges To Cut CO2 Will Go On

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa -- The top U.N. climate official said Saturday she is confident industrial countries will renew their pledges to cut greenhouse g...

U.S. Charged With Stonewalling Climate Negotiations

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

In a sharply-worded letter sent to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Tuesday, a coalition of environmental and climate-action groups identify the United States as a bad-faith negotiator and an unprincipled impediment to global climate talks now underway in Durban, South Africa. Just three years after President Obama's rising call to action, the authors of the letter say, "America risks being viewed not as a global leader on climate change, but as a major obstacle to progress."

U.N. Scientist: Global Warming Leading To Loss Of Agriculture, Water, Species

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa -- The U.N.'s top climate scientist cautioned climate negotiators Wednesday that global warming is leading to human dangers and s...

Durban Climate Conference Q&A

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green

JOHANNESBURG — Some questions and answers about the climate talks being held in South Africa's eastern city of Durban that opened Monday and clo...

Climate Conference Opens, Focuses On Emissions Cuts

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa — With heat-trapping carbon at record levels in the atmosphere, U.N. climate negotiations opened Monday with pressure build...

Developing Nations Want Climate Aid For Palestine

AP | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany -- Developing countries have asked the U.N. climate conference to accept Palestine as a participant and give it access to funding to fig...

Who Should Pay To Address Climate Change?

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Should airline passengers pay a small tax to help out? How about global money dealers? Or perhaps governments should take ...

Why Food Prices Could Double

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CANCUN, Mexico — Even if we stopped spewing global warming gases today, the world would face a steady rise in food prices this century. But on o...

UN Climate Conference Kicks Off In Cancun With Limited Expectations

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CANCUN, Mexico — Frustrated at past failures, climate negotiators began a critical two-week conference Monday with a call from Mexico's president to...

What the Pew Center Believes

Elliot Diringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elliot Diringer

The Pew Center believes that, for the sake of the planet and future generations, our goal must be a ratifiable treaty establishing fair and effective commitments for all major economies.