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Opening Press Briefing: Barcelona Climate Talks – “The Time is Up”

Characterizing the final five-day negotiating round in Barcelona as “not a spectacular session, but… an important one,” UNFCCC Yvo de Boer told reporters that the “time is up,” in achieving the mandate spelled out in 2007 with the “Bali Roadmap” at the COP13 climate conference. The talks this week in Barcelona is the last opportunity for negotiators to prepare the foundation from which a …

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Final Press Briefing from Bangkok Climate Talks

The following video is the final press briefing from the climate talks in Bangkok, Thailand.  UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer speaks on progress made and challenges remaining at the conclusion of the two-week negotiating sessions, one of the last chances to iron out major points of contention ahead of the COP15 Climate Change Conference this December in Copenhagen. While he said that the …

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International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Key Messages

The International Scientific Congress on Climate Change concluded this week in Copenhagen. Convened to assimilate the latest observations and research in climate change since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their Fourth Assessment Report, the resulting findings and report will help prepare global negotiators meeting this December in Copenhagen for the COP15. The following excerpted statement was released at the conclusion of the …

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International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Day Two from Copenhagen – New Renewables to Power 40% of Global Electricity Demand by 2050

Day Two from the International Scientific Congress in Copenhagen projects up to 40% of global electricity supply will come from renewable energy.

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