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UNFCCC organizing committee restricts number of participants

Kopenhagen (ANTARA News) – The organizing committee of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen, Denmark has restricted the number of would-be participants who wish to attend the event.

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  • Published: Dec 11th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Copenhagen agenda: emissions, carbon markets and a UN grilling on CDM

Today is the first day of detailed negotiations at the UN Climate talks in Copenhagen after yesterday’s statements. They are conducted on two parallel tracks: one group of countries will discuss emissions cuts, land use, forestry and the potential of carbon markets to provide the money for poor countries to adapt. Another group will grapple with finance and technology.

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The truth about carbon trading

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After a debate at FinanceAsia over carbon trading, we turn to an expert to ask these key questions: Is this a bubble that has burst? And will the world reach a climate agreement in Copenhagen this year?

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CO2 treaty must not spark “trade war” -U.S. lawmaker

NEW YORK, March 26 (Reuters) – As the world tries to forge a new treaty to slow global warming, care must be taken not to spark trade conflicts between rich and developing countries, a key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday.

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Carbon Sinks Losing The Battle With Rising Emissions

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ScienceDaily (Mar. 21, 2009) The stabilising influence that land and ocean carbon sinks have on rising carbon emissions is gradually weakening, say scientists attending last weeks international Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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Worlds of business and activism collide at carbon trading conference

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This week’s Carbon Market Insights Conference in Copenhagen has proved emissions trading is not as dull as it sounds. Just look at the debate of the dramatic price falls in the price of carbon, or the ideological splits emerging between the EU and UN’s climate negotiators.

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  • Published: Mar 19th, 2009
  • Category: India
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Carbon trading not enough

| Sourced From Business Standard |

By expressive their exasperation at not being able to convince the public and political leaders about how close the earth has come to climate catastrophe, the environment scientists who gathered at Copenhagen last week for a global meet on climate change were signalling having reached a cul-de-sac. Whatever little was happening on emission reductions through the carbon trading mechanism has been halted by the collapse of the carbon market, in the wake of the global economic recession. At the same time, no headway has been made in crafting a global climate treaty, due by the end of 2009, to eventually take the place of the Kyoto protocol on climate change that expires in 2012.

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Copenhagen aims to be first carbon neutral capital

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Copenhagen, March 17 (IANS) The capital of Denmark has set itself the ambitious target of becoming the worlds first carbon-neutral capital by 2025 by bringing its net carbon dioxide emissions down to zero.

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Press briefing by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer 17 March 2009 in Copenhagen

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(Bonner Wirtschaftsblog) Bonn – On Tuesday, 17 March 2009, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Mr. Yvo de Boer, will give a press briefing on the margins of

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Barack Obama faces ‘revolution’ if he imposes tough carbon targets, warns IPCC

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Barack Obama faces a “revolution” if he imposes emission cuts on the US similar to those set in Europe, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has conceded.

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Canadian Enviro Minister: Carbon Capture Feasible Presently

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Speaking in the context of the recently agreed upon U.S.-Canada dialogue on clean energy and the upcoming Copenhagen round of climate talks, The Canadian Press reports that Environment Minister JIm Prentice said that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a critical component of the energy equation that is currently being applied commercially

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UN Secretary-General and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Emphasize Accelerating Action on Climate Change in Statements at Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

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5 February 2009: During the 2009 Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, which is organized around the theme

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From Poznan to Copenhagen: Much left to do

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If there is to be a global deal in Copenhagen – or any time after that – a number of issues have to be clarified.

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