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Dec 13, 2011

Q+A: What does UN climate deal mean for green investment?

LONDON (Reuters) – Over 190 countries secured a last-ditch deal on Sunday to save the planet from global warming, which should legally bind developed and developing countries to greenhouse gas emissions cuts.

Negotiations for the new deal will start next year, and it should be signed by 2015 at the latest, but the commitments will not take effect until after 2020.

Dec 12, 2011

Analysis:Carbon markets still on life support after climate deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon markets are still on life support after a U.N. climate deal agreed in South Africa on Sunday put off some big decisions until next year and failed to deliver any hope for a needed boost in carbon permit demand.

A package of accords agreed after marathon U.N. talks in Durban extended the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the only global pact enforcing carbon cuts, allowing five more years to finalize a wider deal which has so far eluded negotiators.

Dec 12, 2011

Carbon markets still on life support after climate deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon markets are still on life support after a U.N. climate deal agreed in South Africa on Sunday put off some big decisions until next year and failed to deliver any hope for a needed boost in carbon permit demand.

A package of accords agreed after marathon U.N. talks in Durban extended the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the only global pact enforcing carbon cuts, allowing five more years to finalise a wider deal which has so far eluded negotiators.

Dec 12, 2011

New U.N. climate deal struck, critics say gains modest

DURBAN (Reuters) – Countries from around the globe agreed on Sunday to forge a new deal forcing all the biggest polluters for the first time to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but critics said the plan was too timid to slow global warming.

A package of accords agreed after marathon U.N. talks in South Africa extended the 1997 Kyoto Protocol – the only global pact enforcing carbon cuts – allowing five more years to finalise a wider pact which has so far eluded negotiators.

Dec 11, 2011

U.N. climate talks agree legal pact on global warming

DURBAN (Reuters) – U.N. climate change talks agreed a pact on Sunday that for the first time would force all the biggest polluters to take action to slow the pace of global changing.

The deal follows years of failed attempts to impose legally-binding, international cuts on emerging giants, such as China and India.

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.

    • 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 ..."
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      2007
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