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Nov 23, 2011

Emissions cuts off course to halt global warming: UNEP

LONDON (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could rise more than forecast to between 6 billion and 11 billion tons above what is needed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report showed on Wednesday.

The gap between countries’ emissions cut pledges and what is needed to remain under what scientists say is the limit to avoid devastating effects of global warming has widened since its 2010 estimate of 5-9 billion tons as new data emerged, UNEP said.

Nov 22, 2011

‘Carbon’ becomes dirty word for climate investors

LONDON (Reuters) – In a sign of the tough times facing the carbon sector, the Carbon Markets and Investors’ Association last month dropped the word “carbon” from its name.

The group, which represents more than 50 firms that finance and invest in emissions reduction, is now the Climate Markets and Investors’ Association CMIA.L.

Nov 16, 2011

“Alps under the ice” gives clues to global warming

LONDON (Reuters) – The mystery of how a subglacial mountain range the size of the Alps formed up to 250 million years ago has finally been solved, scientists said on Wednesday, which could help map the effects of climate change.

The Gamburtsev subglacial mountains are buried 3 km below the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, the largest remaining body of ice on the planet.

Nov 16, 2011

China climate role could be to corner U.S.

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, could nudge the United States into more action on climate change, rescuing the latest round of global talks and improving its international reputation.

Expectations remain extremely low that a new global deal can emerge from a summit later this month in Durban, South Africa.

Nov 16, 2011

Analysis: China climate role could be to corner U.S.

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, could nudge the United States into more action on climate change, rescuing the latest round of global talks and improving its international reputation.

Expectations remain extremely low that a new global deal can emerge from a summit later this month in Durban, South Africa.

Nov 9, 2011

Warming limit risk if no climate action by 2017: IEA

LONDON (Reuters) – The world may not be able to limit global temperature rise to safe levels if new international climate action is not taken by 2017, as so many fossil fuel power plants and factories are being built, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

If the world is to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius — thought to be the minimum safety level before devastating effects of climate change set in — emission volumes must not have more than 450 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide.

Nov 9, 2011

Q+A: The big issues at the Durban climate summit

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Representatives of nearly 200 nations will assemble at the end of November in Durban, South Africa, for their annual summit on climate change.

Following the failure of talks in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancun in 2010 to agree a successor to the Kyoto Protocol — the only global accord on tackling climate change — diplomats and non-governmental organizations have been managing expectations for the Durban summit.

Nov 2, 2011

It’s “make or break” for Europe CCS: Shell

LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the European Union is at a crossroads as to whether it will succeed or fail as a key technology to fight climate change, a senior executive at oil giant Royal Dutch Shell told Reuters.

“We are behind the curve now. The next 18 months will be a ‘make or break’ period for CCS,” said Graeme Sweeney, executive vice president, CO2, at Shell.

Nov 1, 2011

Q+A-What issues are at stake in the EU-U.S. carbon spat?

BRUSSELS/LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Twenty-six nations,
including the United States, are expected to lodge a formal
protest on Wednesday against a European Union law to make all
airlines travelling to and from Europe pay for their carbon
emissions.

The protest at the International Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO) meeting in Montreal, Canada, is likely to escalate
transatlantic tension, which has triggered an anti-EU bill in
the U.S. Congress.

Oct 31, 2011

Kyoto will not be buried in Durban: lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) – The Kyoto Protocol cannot be laid to rest at a U.N. climate summit in Durban next month as the legitimacy of the 1997 global climate pact will be undermined, a senior South African lawmaker said on Monday.

International negotiators are due to meet in South Africa next month aiming to make progress on a new global binding climate pact to succeed Kyoto but expectations are low as rifts from previous summits continue.

    • About Nina

      "Based in London, Nina helps coordinate Reuters' coverage of European power, gas, coal and renewables markets with a focus on policies, investment and trading. She also covers environment, climate change and new clean energy technologies. Nina has twelve years of journalistic experience. Previously at Reuters Nina covered carbon markets in London and EU energy policy and competition in Brussels. Before joining Reuters, Nina worked as a journalist in the European pulp and paper sector in Brussels and for Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, covering everything from UK politics and the Iraq War to sport and entertainment. Nina holds a first class ..."
      Hometown:
      Manchester
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
      Languages:
      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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