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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.

Dec 7, 2011

UN Climate Conference close to deal on Green Fund

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Negotiators
are close to agreeing the shape of a Green Climate Fund, which
is designed to help poor nations tackle global warming and nudge
them towards a new global effort to fight climate change.

Rich countries have pledged up to $100 billion a year by
2020 to aid poor states most directly affected by rising global
temperatures to adapt their economies and protect themselves
from adverse weather.

Dec 6, 2011

“Big Three” polluters oppose binding climate deal

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – The world’s three biggest polluters China, the United States and India refused to move toward a new legal commitment to curb their carbon emissions Tuesday, increasing the risk that climate talks will fail to clinch a meaningful deal this week.

The European Union is leading efforts to keep alive the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s only legal pact to tackle climate change, with a conditional promise to sign a global deal that would force big emitters to change their ways.

Dec 6, 2011

EU court to rule on airline CO2 cap on Dec 21

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The European
Union’s highest court is expected to give its final ruling on
Dec. 21 on a European law that would force all airlines to pay
for their carbon emissions, an EU source said on Tuesday.

The ruling was previously expected early next year.

“It will be on December 21 at 1100 CET (1000 GMT),” an EU
diplomatic source said at United Nations’ climate talks in
Durban, South Africa.

Dec 6, 2011

Shipping cash may help fund climate: draft

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – Cash raised by the shipping industry’s efforts to cut carbon emissions might be directed to developing countries to help them tackle climate change, a draft document seen by Reuters showed at United Nations climate talks on Tuesday.

The text proposes that money raised by “specific actions” to reduce emissions from maritime bunker fuels, which may be designed and implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), could be distributed to developing countries and used to finance climate adaptation through a Green Climate Fund.

    • 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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