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Asia-Pacific Leaders Vow to Combat Climate Change, Food Scarcity

Asia-Pacific Leaders Vow to Combat Climate Change, Food Scarcity

LIMA, Peru, November 24, 2008 (ENS) – Leaders of the Asia-Pacific countries expressed their willingness to work together to “confront the challenge of climate change,” which they agreed “will be crucial to the wellbeing of future generations.” At the close of their annual meeting Sunday in Lima, the heads of state and government belonging to…

Artists, Photographers, United Nations Join in Planetary Rescue

Artists, Photographers, United Nations Join in Planetary Rescue

NEW YORK, New York, October 27, 2008 (ENS) – Young artists from around the world have raised $21,000 for the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, to spend on climate-related disasters by auctioning off 26 of their paintings in New York Saturday night. The auction, held at the Harvard Club, was organized by the UN Environment…

Global Climate Change Treaty a 'Daunting' Challenge

Global Climate Change Treaty a 'Daunting' Challenge

BONN, Germany, June 13, 2008 (ENS) – More than 2,000 participants from 170 countries are packing their bags and heading home this evening after winding up the latest round of UN-sponsored global climate change talks in Bonn with little substantive progress towards a seccessor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol. The protocol’s first commitment period expires…

Can Trade Tariffs Facilitate Environmental Repair?

Can Trade Tariffs Facilitate Environmental Repair?

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson recently talked at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Paulson advocates the removal of any trade tariffs on environmentally sustainable technology. ‘It’s economically and morally indefensible to have tariffs on environmental goods and services,’ said Mr. Paulson. Paulson believes that the path to environmental health lies through developed countries working…