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Video Friday: Emotional Plea from Philippine Negotiator as COP18 Comes to an Unsettled End

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?” Naderev Saño, lead negotiator for the Philippines at the COP18 climate talks, gives an emotional and heart-felt plea for action in the waning hours of the conference. In his address Saño referenced the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha, responsible for at least 500 deaths, as it…

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The State of Climate Change Negotiations at COP 17

Although progress seems unlikely at COP 17, failure is not an option. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning participants at the deadlocked climate talks about the importance of finding solutions. “It would be difficult to overstate the gravity of this moment,” Ban said “Without exaggeration, we can say: the future of our planet is at stake – people’s lives,…

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Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra’s Impact on Nuclear; Renewable Energy’s Advance; IEA’s Warming on Carbon Emissions, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Renewable energy is growing in America but its still a young industry with many challenges ahead. One of the best ways for renewable energy to gain traction is for large companies like Siemens to invest and become interested the success of new technologies. The attack of Solyndra and…

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Hints from Panama and Beyond: We Can Climate Change Negotiations Accomplish at COP17 in Durban, South Africa?

The following article is reposted from Jake’s NRDC blog “Switchboard.” This is part of a three-part series on the state of the global warming negotiations in the lead-in to the Ministerial meeting in Durban, South Africa this December.  This post—Part 3— covers “what really matters” – actions on the ground.  Part 1 outlined the state of negotiations on the key…

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Enthusiasm at “Low Ebb” for COP17 Climate Conference in Durban

Scant sign was given last week st the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York that world leaders are focused on international climate change negotiations. With only three months before the COP17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa – where a decision must be made to either extent the Kyoto Protocol into a “second commitment period” or scrap it entirely –…

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Signs of Incremental Progress as COP16 Climate Talks Wind Down in Cancun

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) This year’s round of the United Nations-led climate change negotiations, ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, for the past two weeks, end today. No matter what the official outcome, the progress made on dealing with global climate change and carbon emissions will be incremental. The problem,…

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If Cancun Climate Talks Falter, Blame the U.S.

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The most recent round of United Nations-led climate change negotiations began this week in Cancun, and although international expectations are muted this year, the stakes are still high. As Mother Jones‘ Kate Sheppard explains,”The 2010 meeting could make or break the future of global…

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