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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…

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Lower in 2006

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Lower in 2006

WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – Overall, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 1.1 percent lower during 2006 than the previous year, according to the latest annual report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released today. Emitted by the burning of the fossil fuels coal, oil and gas for power, manufacturing and transportation, greenhouse gases…

Countries Agree to Write New Climate Action Pact

Countries Agree to Write New Climate Action Pact

Success at the UN climate change conference in Bali. (Photo courtesy Earth Negotiations Bulletin) NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 15, 2007 (ENS) – Governments meeting in Bali today agreed to launch negotiations towards a strengthened international climate change pact. The new treaty will be a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires at the end…

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…