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Dec 9, 2014

UN’s Ban says no ‘time for tinkering’ on global warming action

LIMA (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, expressing deep concern about slow action to combat climate change, told governments at U.N. talks in Lima on Tuesday there was no “time for tinkering” and urged a radical shift to greener economies.

Ban said there was still a chance of limiting global warming to an internationally agreed ceiling of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times to limit more floods, droughts, desertification and rising sea levels.

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EU presses for accountability, opening rift at UN climate talks

LIMA (Reuters) – European Union insistence on a right to challenge nations about their plans for fighting climate change, in the run-up to a United Nations summit in 2015, opened a rift at U.N. climate talks in Lima on Monday.

Washington said a review of national pledges for curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions before the U.N. summit in Paris next December was “not fundamental” and Beijing signaled hostility to the idea of letting other nations challenge its policies.

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Dec 8, 2014

Oil producers face ‘huge liabilities’ in climate deal -Saudi Arabia

LIMA, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s top climate
negotiator said on Monday that growing pressure to phase out
fossil fuels does not help the UN climate negotiations and that
a new climate deal should help oil producers diversify their
economies.

As UN climate change negotiations enter their second week in
Lima, chief Saudi Arabian negotiator Khalid AbuLeif said a deal
on climate change to be finalized next year in Paris should
address the “vulnerabilities” of countries whose economies are
dependent on a single resource or sector.