Tag Archives: Cancun Climate Talks 2010

Obama Weathers Climate Backlash

President Barack Obama’s administration enters 2011 pressing ahead with new regulations and diplomacy to fight climate change, but it will face stiff challenges from opponents. The year ended with modest progress toward a new global deal during UN-led climate talks

Praise for Cancun Logging Deal

One of the key agreements from the Cancun climate summit is a deal to pay poor countries to stop chopping down their rainforests. The agreement, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), was completed at the weekend.

Cancun Talks End but No Kyoto

The world’s governments agreed on Saturday to modest steps to combat climate change and give more money to poor countries, but they put off until next year tough decisions on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The deal includes setting up a

Talks Move Toward Climate Fund

Global talks on climate change looked set early Saturday to establish a new global fund to manage billions of dollars in aid to poor nations in a hard-fought package urging deep cuts in industrial emissions. After two weeks of talks

Cancun Talks: Deep Cuts Considered

The world’s climate negotiators have considered “deep cuts” in emissions to hold back climate change as part of a package that would pave the way for billions of dollars in aid to poor countries. Sleep-deprived envoys from more than 190

Mexico Pushes for Climate Deal

Mexico scrambled to break an impasse between rich and poor nations over future cuts in greenhouse gas emissions on Friday as 190-nation climate talks went down to the wire. “It’s beginning to stack up and I am cautiously optimistic. We

Cancun Climate Talks Deadlocked

United Nations negotiators in Mexico are desperately trying to break deadlocks and come up with some form of agreement that will satisfy the 200 nations involved in the climate change summit. No-one is expecting a legally binding document by the

Cancun Climate Talks Make Progress

The world’s climate negotiators on Thursday inched toward compromise on fighting deforestation and assisting poor nations as Bolivia’s firebrand leader demanded more aggressive action. With one day left for the UN-led talks in Mexico, South African President Jacob Zuma urged

Climate Talks on “Knife Edge”

The outcome of U.N. climate talks is “on a knife edge” on the penultimate day of 190-nation talks with an impasse over the future of the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol, Britain said on Thursday. A deadlock on whether or not to

Island States Face Ocean Wipe Out

CANCUN, Mexico – Encroaching seas in the Pacific are raising the salt level in the wells of the Marshall Islands. Waves threaten to cut one sliver of an island in two. “It’s getting worse,” says Kaminaga Kaminaga, the tiny nation’s