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Modest expectations set the tone for negotiations at the COP19 climate conference in Warsaw

COP 19 Opens in Warsaw With Modest Expectatations

Today marks the beginning of the COP19 climate talks, this year hosted in Warsaw, Poland. Expectations for ambitious progress in the coming two weeks are dampened by economic concerns, despite expression of increasing urgency from the scientific community for effective action. The the next big target for international negotiations is 2015, when the deadline for a legally-binding international climate treaty comes…

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U.S. Pledges Far-Reaching Climate Cooperation with China and Japan: the Possibility of Progress Beyond Formal UN Climate Talks

John Kerry made climate change a centerpiece of his first Asia tour as Secretary of State over the weekend, signing agreements with both Japan and China for cooperation in implementing practical measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The agreements with both nations stressed practical measures available for reducing greenhouse gases, largely ignoring the contentious United Nations process for hammering out an international…

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President Obama and Hu take time for a photo op. Where will discussions of clean energy policy between the two nations lead?

Is Climate Denial Allowing China to Take the Lead on Clean Energy?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between the two countries this week. “I believe that as the two largest energy consumers and emitters of greenhouses gases, the United States and China have a responsibility to combat climate change…

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