News tagged with kyoto protocol

In climate talks West would redefine rich and poor

(AP) -- As delegates gather in South Africa to plot the next big push against climate change, Western governments are saying it's time to move beyond traditional distinctions between industrial and developing countries and ...

dateNov 25, 2011 in Environment
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Large differences in the climate impact of biofuels

When biomass is combusted the carbon that once was bound in the growing tree is released into the atmosphere. For this reason, bioenergy is often considered carbon dioxide neutral. Research at the University of Gothenburg, ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Environment
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Climate talks eye revenue from shipping

With nations facing gaping shortfalls meeting pledges on climate change, several governments and activist groups are pushing to put a price on shipping emissions to fund aid to poor countries.

dateOct 06, 2011 in Environment
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Fudging in greenhouse gas stats?

International agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) basically have one snag: it is almost impossible to independently verify whether participating countries abide by the agreement. ...

dateAug 18, 2011 in Environment
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Concerns ahead of S. Africa climate talks

South Africa's preparations to host the next major round of climate talks have met with scepticism from activists critical of what they say is the country's lack of leadership on environmental issues.

dateAug 07, 2011 in Environment
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China plans carbon-trading pilot scheme

China will introduce a pilot scheme for carbon emissions trading and gradually develop a national market as the world's largest polluter seeks to reduce emissions and save energy, state media said.

dateJul 18, 2011 in Environment
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