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Nov 22, 2013

UN climate talks bogged down over CO2 cuts, aid, on last day

WARSAW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Disputes over when rich and poor
nations will set greenhouse gas targets and over climate aid to
the developing world threatened to sink U.N. climate talks on
the final day on Friday.

Negotiators from around 195 countries are working to lay the
foundations for a new global climate accord that is due to be
agreed in 2015 in Paris, and come into force after 2020, but few
concrete steps have emerged from two weeks of talks in Warsaw.

Nov 21, 2013

Green groups quit Warsaw climate talks over lack of progress

WARSAW (Reuters) – Several major environmental groups, including Greenpeace and WWF, have walked out of U.N. climate talks in Warsaw in protest at what they see as a lack of progress towards an international deal to curb rising global greenhouse gas emissions.

More than 9,000 representatives from about 195 countries are gathered in the Polish capital for a two-week conference working towards a treaty to be signed in 2015 to fight climate change. The pact would enter into force after 2020.

Nov 21, 2013

Nitrous oxide emissions could double by 2050 -UNEP

WARSAW, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Nitrous oxide (N20) emissions
could almost double by 2050 if more aggressive action is not
taken, undermining global efforts to curb climate change, the
United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday.

Commonly known as the “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide exists
naturally in the atmosphere in trace amounts.

Nov 20, 2013

Rich-poor divide deepens over aid to cope with global warming

WARSAW, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Rich and poor were deadlocked on Wednesday over
how to raise aid to help developing countries cope with the damaging effects of
global warming, in a setback at United Nations climate talks in Warsaw seeking
progress towards a 2015 accord.

Bolivia and other developing countries accused the rich of failing to show
willingness to discuss aid or compensation for losses and harm due to global
warming, such as rising sea levels or creeping desertification.

Nov 20, 2013

Rich-poor divide deepens over climate aid as need grows

WARSAW, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Rich and poor were deadlocked on Wednesday over
how to raise aid to help developing countries cope with global warming, in
another setback at United Nations climate talks in Warsaw seeking progress
towards a 2015 deal.

Bolivia and other developing countries accused the rich of failing to show
willingness to discuss aid or compensation for losses and damage due to global
warming, such as rising sea levels or creeping desertification.

Nov 19, 2013

Ban says people feel ‘planet’s wrath’ over warming

WARSAW (Reuters) – People around the world are feeling the “wrath of a warming planet”, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday, urging almost 200 governments to take tougher action to reach a deal in 2015 on fighting global warming.

Ban told environment ministers at climate talks in Warsaw they had a steep climb ahead to agree to cut rising greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say fuel more extreme weather.

Nov 19, 2013

Carbon conundrum prompts some greens to think the unthinkable: nuclear

WARSAW, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The lack of progress at United
Nations talks to agree a deal to tackle global warming is
calling into question the insistence of many environmental
groups that low-carbon nuclear power can never be the answer.

Japan dismayed many at the 195-nation conference last week
by saying it would fail to reach its greenhouse gas emissions
targets for 2020 after the 2011 Fukushima disaster because it is
replacing nuclear power with the fossil fuels gas and oil.

Nov 18, 2013

Losses from extreme weather rise to $200 billion a year over past decade

WARSAW (Reuters) – Global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion a year over the last decade and look set to increase further as climate change worsens, a report by the World Bank showed on Monday.

A United Nations’ panel of scientists has warned that floods, droughts and storms are likely to become more severe over the next century as greenhouse gas emissions warm the world’s climate.

Nov 12, 2013

Development Bank to finance Polish wind farm

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – The European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will finance a
120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Poland to help the country to
reduce its reliance on coal, the development bank said on
Tuesday.

Coal-fired power generation provides 95 percent of Poland’s
electricity, but the country has been trying to expand
production of alternatives including nuclear power, renewables
and shale gas.

Nov 7, 2013

UK should not weaken fourth carbon budget, advisers say

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Britain should not weaken an
ambitious carbon emissions cut goal for 2023 to 2027 when it is
reviewed next year because efforts to fight climate change
should be deepened, not scaled back, the government’s climate
advisers said on Thursday.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said there have been
no significant changes in climate science or international
efforts to cut emissions since the goal in the government’s
fourth carbon budget was set two years ago.

    • 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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