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Dec 11, 2011

U.N. climate talks edge towards compromise pact

DURBAN (Reuters) – U.N. climate change talks inched towards a compromise pact on Sunday that for the first time would aim to force all the biggest polluters to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

After days of emotional debate, the chairwoman of the United Nations climate talks said she understood agreement had been reached and urged delegates to approve four packages, which would have legal force.

Dec 10, 2011

Draft U.N. climate accord emerges, debate turns ugly

DURBAN, Dec 11 (Reuters) – The chairwoman of U.N.
climate talks urged delegates to approve a compromise deal on
fighting global warming in the interests of the planet, but an
accord remained elusive on Sunday and rich and poor states
traded barbs over the limited scope of the package.

South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said
the four separate texts represented a good outcome after two
weeks of sometimes angry debates in the port city of Durban.

Dec 10, 2011

Host struggling to save U.N. climate talks

DURBAN (Reuters) – South Africa struggled on Saturday to find a compromise deal that could save U.N. climate talks from collapse.

Ministerial negotiations in the South African port city of Durban were put off until Saturday afternoon but with many delegates due to head home there was a strong chance real decisions would be put off until next year.

Dec 10, 2011

States imperiled by warming rebel at climate talks

DURBAN (Reuters) – Developing states most at risk from global warming rebelled against a proposed deal at U.N. climate talks, forcing host South Africa to draw up new draft documents to try to stop the talks collapsing.

Negotiations had yet to resume on Saturday after haggling in the South African port city of Durban continued into the early hours.

Dec 9, 2011

New deal tabled at climate talks after rebellion

DURBAN, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Developing states most at
risk from global warming rebelled against a proposed deal at
U.N. climate talks on Friday, forcing host South Africa to draw
up new draft documents in a bid to prevent the talks collapsing.

South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
suspended the talks in Durban after a coalition of island
nations, developing states and the European Union complained the
current draft lacked ambition, sources said.

Dec 9, 2011

Climate talks split on drafts, EU warns of collapse

DURBAN, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Key developing states
rallied to an EU roadmap for a binding pact to fight global
warming on Friday, but draft agreements emerging at U.N. climate
talks showed deep divisions remained and Europe said the
negotiations could yet collapse.

The EU plan sets a 2015 target date for a new deal that
would impose binding cuts on the world’s biggest emitters of
heat-trapping gases, a pact that would come into force up to
five years later.

Dec 9, 2011

EU warns time running out for climate deal

DURBAN (Reuters) – The European Union said key developing states backed its roadmap for a binding pact to fight global warming, but warned U.N. climate talks could still collapse on Friday unless all major polluters came on board.

The EU plan sets a 2015 target date for a new deal that would impose binding cuts on the world’s biggest emitters of the heat-trapping gases, a pact that would come into force up to five years later.

Dec 9, 2011

EU warns time running out for climate deal

DURBAN (Reuters) – The European Union said key developing states backed its roadmap for a binding pact to fight global warming, but warned U.N. climate talks could still collapse on Friday unless all major polluters came on board.

The EU plan sets a 2015 target date for a new deal that would impose binding cuts on the world’s biggest emitters of the heat-trapping gases, a pact that would come into force up to five years later.

Dec 8, 2011

Support grows for Durban climate deal

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – Support grew on Thursday for an EU plan to agree a global climate change pact with binding targets by 2015, after poor nations vulnerable to climate change forged alliances with developed countries.

The European Union said it was encouraged its “road map” to legally binding commitments by 2015 to cut greenhouse gas emissions was gaining traction at the talks, which are due to wrap up in the South African port of Durban on Friday.

Dec 8, 2011

U.S. denies delaying global climate deal

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – The United States denied on Thursday it was trying to delay a new global climate deal until 2020, saying it supported an EU proposal that aims to chart a path to a more ambitious pact to fight climate change.

Delegates from almost 200 countries have until Friday to decide whether to commit to signing up to an internationally binding climate deal by 2015, which would take effect from 2020.

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      "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 ..."
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