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UNFCCC Chief Figueres Urges Nations to Step Up Their Commitments and Work Toward Comprehensive Climate Treaty

It's full speed ahead for Christian Figueres as she urges nations to expand the commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions

When Christiana Figueres took over the reigns as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), she emphasized lowered expectations for the COP16 climate talks. In comments made last summer, Figueres predicted that a full and binding climate treaty, if ever reached, would “certainly not happen in my lifetime” Now that COP16 has ended on a much more positive note, …

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Environmental News Wrap: Cancun Ends on a High Note; the Clean Air Act Turns 40, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The COP16 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico has concluded with an agreement that improves on past agreements. Although, the agreement still does not save us from Climate Catastrophe. Commentary from the British Economist. Commentary from the NYTimes. The Guardian used the platform of a live blog to …

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COP16 Climate Conference Ends with Cautious Optimism in Cancun

The COP16 climate talks in Cancun ended early Saturday morning on a note of cautious optimism with UNFCCC Executive Secretary saying “Cancun has done its job. The beacon of hope has been reignited and faith in the multilateral climate change process to deliver results has been restored.” Following is a press release from the UNFCCC issued earlier today: UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún …

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Environmental News Wrap: Progress in Cancun, Overfished Tuna, Closing Out the Hottest Decade on Record, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun is a week in and the UK’s Guardian provides a summary of issues focused on thus far. One of the most contentious issues is whether or not to uphold the Kyoto protocol, which sets clear targets for reducing carbon emissions. As part …

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UNFCCC Chief Says Bonn Climate Talks Ended With Some Progress Made

But will China and the U.S. ever manage to come to terms? The following is a press release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), released at the conclusion of the latest round of negotiations in Bonn, Germany: UNFCCC Executive Secretary: Governments make progress towards deciding shape of result at UN Climate Change Conference in Mexico, but need to narrow down number of …

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Third Round of Climate Talks Begin in Bonn

The following is a press release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): The third round of UN climate change negotiations this year kicked off on Monday with representatives from 178 governments meeting in Bonn, Germany. The Bonn UN Climate Change Conference (2 to 6 August) is designed to prepare the outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún in …

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