Tag Archives: COP16

Developing Countries’ Climate Change Adaptation Costs May Double $100 Billion per Year by 2050

Global climate is on track for changes including a greater than 2°C rise in average temperature, and that's going to result in adaptation costs for developing countries well above the World Bank's 2°C estimate of $70 billion by 2020 and as much as $100 billion per year by 2050, according to a report produced by ActionAid, Care, GermanWatch and WWF, which in a report introduced at the Bonn Climate Change Conference urge government leaders to adopt a set of policies to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.

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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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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, at base, lies with …

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Cancun Talks Move to All-Nighter Phase in Negotiations – Kyoto Protocol Hangs in the Balance

Intransigence prevails over fate of Kyoto Protocol As the final days of the climate talks in Cancun come to pass, so do the obligatory all-night negotiating sessions in an attempt to pull out some progress at the COP16 climate conference – or perhaps just keep the Kyoto Protocol alive for further debate. In a process that demands compromise across a wide gulf of competing …

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Presses for Progress in Cancun and Beyond

Opening remarks at a December 7 press briefing at the COP16 climate conference in Cancun by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon When I became Secretary-General, I made climate change one of my top priorities. The reason is simple. Climate change affects everything the UN does – peace and security, development, and human rights. We cannot sustain gains toward our Millennium Development Goals… or preserve the ecosystems that …

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

World governments make effort to reduce their carbon emissions

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 negotiations.” This is the …

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