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Climate Negotiations

Climate Talks In China Make Little Progress

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TIANJIN, China — U.N. climate talks being held in China this week are making limited progress as rich and poor nations remain divided on key iss...

Will Scientists' Calls For Climate Action Fall on Negotiators' Deaf Ears?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists...

China: Unwilling to Play the Climate Negotiation Game

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Although China and Japan are deeply connected trading partners, the Asian giants sit on opposite sides of the climate debate. In spite of their differences, the two countries have a history of climate cooperation.

Global Climate Talks Stall As Countries Back Down From Prior Commitments To Reduce Emissions

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany (AP) -- Global climate talks appear to have slipped backward after five days of negotiations in Bonn, the chief U.S. delegate said Frida...

Can Anyone Explain This Offshore Drilling Decision?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I'm completely confused by the decision on offshore drilling, or at least by its timing. I can only come up with a few plausible reasons the President would support this, but none make real sense to me. Here are some lines of logic that some may support...

Europe Places Copenhagen Outcome Squarely On Obama

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The chief negotiator for the European Commission announced this afternoon in Barcelona that the failure of the U.S. Congress to pass legislation befor...

We All Have Disagreed to Agree, Now What?

Xiu Min Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Xiu Min Li

The vast differences between countries and within the environmental movement are telling as to how COP15 failed to result in a binding agreement. Where do we go from here?

Two Moves by the U.S. and China That Could Unlock the Copenhagen Chess Game

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The U.S. and China each need to do one more thing to give one another, and rest of the world, the confidence to move forward in Copenhagen

Progress on Climate Change in Poznan, Did the Media Miss It?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Most of the news coverage conveyed a state of limbo, if not retrenchment. There is truth in those stories, but they leave much unsaid.