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NGOs Oppose World Bank Management of Climate Funds

NGOs Oppose World Bank Management of Climate Funds

POZNAN, Poland, December 9, 2008 (ENS) – Bearing banners with the message “World Bank Out Of Climate,”and “Climate Justice Now” environmentalists protested outside the main entrance to the UN climate conference on Tuesday in an attempt to keep the bank from controlling climate change finance. Today, 142 nongovernmental organizations issued a joint statement rejecting any…

Climate Hopes and Fears at Poznan

Climate Hopes and Fears at Poznan

POZNAN, Poland, December 5, 2008 (ENS) – For the first time, a solar-powered car has traveled around the world, arriving at the UN climate conference in Poznan Thursday with the United Nations’ top climate official Yvo de Boer onboard for the last few meters to mark the historic moment. The solar taxi pulls up in…

California Leads States Demanding EPA Tackle Global Warming

California Leads States Demanding EPA Tackle Global Warming

SACRAMENTO, California, December 4, 2008 (ENS) – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. once again is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to combat climate change. With U.S. greenhouse gas emissions rising year after year, according to a report issued this week by the U.S.…

Youth Embarassed By U.S. Delegation at Climate Conference

Youth Embarassed By U.S. Delegation at Climate Conference

POZNAN, Poland, December 1, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. climate delegation’s “sidestepping and recalcitrance” in a news conference on the opening morning of the United Nations annual climate conference in Poznan was denounced by the international climate campaign 350.org and a group of young people from the United States who are attending the meetings. Lead…

Interfaith Leaders Sign Climate Change Manifesto of Hope

Interfaith Leaders Sign Climate Change Manifesto of Hope

UPPSALA, Sweden, November 30, 2008 (ENS) – Faith leaders concluded their two-day Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in Uppsala on Saturday by signing a manifesto demanding quick and extensive reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in the wealthy parts of the world. Christian, Buddhist, Daoist, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Native American leaders signed the declaration that…

Climate Change Could Destroy Vast Forests, Report Warns

Climate Change Could Destroy Vast Forests, Report Warns

BOGOR, Indonesia, November 28, 2008 (ENS) – Without immediate concerted action by governments, climate change could have a devastating effect on the world’s forests and the nearly one billion people who depend on them for their livelihoods, warned forest scientists in a report to be released next week at the UN climate conference in Poland.…

Climate Change Human Health Research Fast-Tracked for 2009

Climate Change Human Health Research Fast-Tracked for 2009

MADRID, Spain, October 9, 2008 – World health experts will document the human health effects of climate change under a new high priority research agenda agreed Wednesday at the end of a three-day meeting here convened by the World Health Organization and hosted by Spain’s Ministry of Health. “This meeting has made clear that there…

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – A new multi-million dollar fund to compensate developing countries for the value of their living forests was launched today by the World Bank at the United Nations climate conference in Bali. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility was developed because forests are more important left standing than…

Survey: Biodiversity Crucial to Climate Decision Makers

Survey: Biodiversity Crucial to Climate Decision Makers

NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – The protection of Earth’s diverse forms of life is more important to climate decision makers than cost effectiveness, according to a unique new survey of 1,000 climate senior government officials and scientists, business and civil society leaders from 105 countries. The study’s findings were released Monday…

Why You Should "Join Al Gore In Bali"

Why You Should "Join Al Gore In Bali"

Al Gore is going to address world leadership at the climate conference in Bali. After just winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Gore can advise this conference with an indisputably important message about climate change [www.sundance.tv]. He is going to bring a petition with him when he visits the conference. The aim of the petition is…

Climate Change Conference In Bali

Climate Change Conference In Bali

Most of today’s leaders are meeting in Bali for an enormous climate conference. The main objective of the summit is to arrive at a first draft of a treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol [www.sundance.tv]. The US was one of the few industrialized countries steadfast in its refusal to sign the Kyoto Protocol [www.sundance.tv]. One…