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World leaders vow climate action but warn tough road ahead

The leaders of China and Japan pledged Tuesday to take stronger action to fight climate change, but US President Barack Obama warned prospects for a global warming deal faced tough political realities. Leaders of some 100 nations huddled at the

China pledges climate action

World leaders tried to inject momentum into climate change talks on Tuesday but new proposals by China and a rallying cry from U.S. President Barack Obama did little to break a United Nations deadlock. Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao,

Australia overtakes US as biggest polluter

Australians have overtaken Americans as the world’s biggest individual producers of carbon dioxide, which is blamed for global warming, a risk consultancy says. British firm Maplecroft placed Australia’s per capita output at 20.58 tons a year, some four percent higher

U.S. climate envoy notes “difficult” global talks

President Barack Obama’s top climate change negotiator on Thursday said international talks to cut carbon emissions were “difficult,” adding that the U.S. Senate must pass a domestic bill to fight global warming to give the talks a boost. “Let me

EU offers climate aid

The European Union outlined a scaled-back offer to help poor nations combat global warming on Thursday as some nations expressed gloom about prospects of a new U.N. climate deal in Copenhagen in December. Many experts said a summit of world

Sarkozy unveils new French carbon tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday unveiled a new carbon tax to help combat global warming, calling it a “fiscal revolution” and overriding strong public opposition to the plan. The new levy on oil, gas and coal consumption by households

90% emissions cuts ‘will make room for aviation sector’

Allowing for growth in the aviation sector could require all other areas to reduce their emissions by 90 per cent of 1990 levels by 2050, the committee on climate change has suggested. In a letter to ministers, the committee –

Japan’s next PM vows tough greenhouse gas cuts

Japan’s next prime minister Yukio Hatoyama delighted environmental activists but worried business leaders on Monday by vowing to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2020. “We welcome new prime minister Hatoyama’s courage,” said World Wide

China riot: 10,000 villagers clash with police over industrial pollution

Up to 10,000 Chinese villagers have clashed with police in eastern China in the latest incident in a wave of social unrest caused by fears over industrial pollution. The riot in the eastern coastal province of Fujian comes a week

China could see emissions peak in 2030: govt panel

China could see its greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2030 if it sets “quantitative” reduction targets and invests heavily in the use of clean fuel technologies, a government panel of experts has said. The recommendations from the top panel comes