October 24, 2011 Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change In a statement released early last week, a group of the world’s largest investors, representing over $20 trillion in assets worldwide stressed the urgent need for policies that would stimulate private sector investment, create jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of the [...]
Peter Bahouth, Executive Director November 29, 2010 Climate Action Hotline According to a study published in Nature Geoscience, world carbon dioxide emissions fell 1.3% between 2008 and 2009, with increased coal use limiting this decrease. In the U.S., emissions fell 7% because of the sinking economy, better energy efficiency, and cleaner energy according to the [...]
In the last two weeks, Belize, Burundi, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Nigeria, and Timor-Leste have associated with the Copenhagen Accord. Tunisia, already associated, submitted actions. Venezuela has reiterated that it will not associate. See Who’s On Board With the Copenhagen Accord. Delegates are meeting in Bonn this week and next for a UNFCCC intersessional, spending much [...]
December 18, 2009 Heads of State Work to Clear Copenhagen Road Block Just hours left for 192 nations to forge a climate agreement that moves the world towards solving climate warming and the bounty of a clean energy economic transition. For most of the last two weeks in Copenhagen it’s been a tough hike. Today [...]
By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network COPENHAGEN — On the day that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed up in Copenhagen to say that the U.S. would contribute to a global clean energy and climate action fund that could grow to $100 billion in spending by 2020, Senator James Inhofe also appeared in Copenhagen. [...]
One big message out of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference is how crucial setting emissions limits is to accelerating clean energy development. A $2 trillion to $3 trillion-a-year market awaits, say experts.
In this daily news summary, expert NGO speakers assess the state of the Copenhagen climate talks after the first week of negotiations and preview the home stretch for ministers and Heads of State. The summary includes expert analysis on yesterday’s actions by developing countries and the response from developed countries.
Ian Fry, the Tuvalu delegate to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, makes an impassioned plea for legally binding agreements to be made by world leaders to save his nation and other low-lying island states. He notes that is is “an irony of the modern world that the fate of the world [...]