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Slow Progress in Poznan While Climate Threats Mount

Article: Slow Progress in Poznan While Climate Threats Mount

POZNAN, Poland, December 13, 2008 (ENS) – The annual UN climate change conference ended shortly before 3:00 am today in Poznan with a commitment from governments to shift into full negotiating mode next year in order to shape a effective international response to climate change, to be agreed in Copenhagen at the end of 2009.…

NGOs Oppose World Bank Management of Climate Funds

Article: 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…

Schwarzenegger Promotes Green Rules to Climate Leaders

Article: Schwarzenegger Promotes Green Rules to Climate Leaders

POZNAN, Poland, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Green rules and regulations will help both the climate and the economy, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today told UN delegates gathered in Poland at The Climate Group’s second annual States and Regions Climate Leaders Summit. “States and provinces have long been at the forefront of developing green technologies…

Construction Industry Could Trim Climate Emissions Cheaply

Article: Construction Industry Could Trim Climate Emissions Cheaply

POZNAN, Poland, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Energy use in buildings accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, but the potential of the construction sector to combat climate change has not been tapped, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Environment Programme. The report was released Saturday to governments meeting in…

Climate Hopes and Fears at Poznan

Article: 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…

Environmental Defense Offices Occupied By Climate Activists

Article: Environmental Defense Offices Occupied By Climate Activists

WASHINGTON, DC, December 2, 2008 (ENS) – Grassroots climate activists took over the Washington, DC office of the nonprofit group Environmental Defense Monday. Led by Dr. Rachel Smolker, daughter of one of the group’s founders, the late Robert Smolker, the 20 activists were protesting Environmental Defense’s support of carbon trading as a solution to global…

Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Natural Disasters

Article: Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Natural Disasters

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, December 2, 2008 (ENS) – Ministers from more than 40 Asia-Pacific countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur today seeking ways to reduce the social and financial impact of natural disasters in the region – many of them linked to the rising global temperature. The ministers are developing regional cooperation systems for disaster preparedness…

Youth Embarassed By U.S. Delegation at Climate Conference

Article: 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

Article: 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…