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Germany Pledges $1 Billion to UN Green Climate Fund

Germany's is the first national GCF commitment, with Chancellor Merkel pledging the funds during the fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin last week. Some 35 national ministers met in Berlin for the two-day conference, paving the way forward toward a new global climate treaty.

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Climate Negotiations Wind Down in Bonn, Seek a More Flexible Approach on the Road to Paris and COP 21

Climate negotiations in Bonn end on a guardedly positive note

The latest round of climate negotiations wound down last Friday in Bonn, Germany with most delegates from the nearly two hundred countries represented expressing guarded optimism that progress has been made toward laying the groundwork for an international agreement to be signed in 2015 at the COP 21 climate conference in Paris. In learning lessons from the past, especially with the disappointing outcome of …

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The DOHA Climate Gateway: Stumbling Toward a Global Agreement

Halting progress made at COP18

In typical international climate summit fashion, COP18 ended in a last–minute marathon session complete with frustration, accusation, acrimony and a halting step forward in what is called the “Doha Climate Gateway” deal. One of the main features of the deal is breathing the last gasps of life into the Kyoto Protocol, the first commitment round of which is set to expire at the end …

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Enviro News Wrap: Halting Progress at COP 18; Koch Brother’s Deception; Cyber Attack in Saudi Arabia, and more…

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GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The COP18 climate talks in Doha are finishing up and some good things happened. Developing countries got recognition of the need for rich countries to compensate poor countries for continuing to ruin their environment, but the US made sure the money is all “aid,” that there …

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COP 18: Bridging the Gulf between Science and Reality

Scientists and organization from around the world warn that the door is quickly closely for the chance to avert a climate catastrophe

In theory the slew of recent climate studies should inspire the delegates that have assembled for the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18). In practice the 194 nations that are meeting in Doha, Qatar, are getting bogged down by the same old arguments. The consensus once again this year appears to be that nothing will be accomplished. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate …

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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Talks in Doha Continue; Melting Permafrost; Anti-Science Congressman May Lead Congressional Science Committee, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: UN Climate Talks pick up again in Qatar. And, the media is reporting that nothing will be accomplished as the Kyoto protocol expires. The problem with all of this is that we need to act now, and if we don’t do prevention now we will have to do a lot of …

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Enviro News Wrap: COP18 Underway; Is Sandy the New Normal; the Economics Of NatGas, and more

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: UN Climate Talks in Qatar start on November 26 and the initial terms of the Kyoto Protocol is expiring this year. Will Storm Sandy have any impact on the US position and role, and will the world ever agree on a plan to solve the climate crisis? Natural gas is taking advantage of …

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