US has once again made unreasonable demands that developing countries adopt similar emission reduction targets as the rich countries. Such demands are against the Bali (Climate Conference) Action Plan and threaten to derail the climate negotiations.
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With US lawmakers failing to agree on a number of domestic issues like choice of energy sources and economic aspects of reducing carbon emissions, it seems unlikely that an agreement on the new climate treaty would be reached at Copenhagen this December.
Developed nations have proposed weaker carbon emission reduction goals at the Bonn climate negotiations. If the rising carbon emissions are to be tamed it is necessary that they set ambitious targets.
Excuse Me, Waiter? What Year is this Carbon?
We’re coming at you live with special Red, Green, and Blue coverage from New York’s very own Wall Street Green Trading Summit.
The UNFCCC wants to make the next climate treaty a success but in order to do that it must bring transparency and accountability into the carbon credits trading mechanism.
As negotiations get under way in earnest at the two-week United Nations Climate Conference in Poland, recent surveys suggest a majority of people in both developing and industrialized nations seek substantive action on global warming and want their governments to agree on carbon emission targets.
The UN’s Yvo de Boer briefs the press at day two of the UNFCCC climate meeting in Poznan, Poland. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/8ua6es8VaYk&hl=en&fs=1]
UN’s de Boer Warns of Devastating Environmental and Economic Impacts if We Don’t Act on Climate Change [video]
Yvo de Boer briefs the press on the strategic goals of the COP14 UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland,
The meeting is the fourth of its kind this year. And even though the U.S. delegation in Poznan will be comprised of the outgoing Bush team, the pending change in American leadership is palpable in Poznam, as global climate conferees see Barack Obama potentially ushering in a new era of U.S. leadership on the environment.