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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's top Doha negotiator attacks lack of climate control progress

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... China's top climate negotiator has taken a swipe at the Doha climate talks one week into negotiations, complaining of a lack of progress and underscoring concerns that no concrete deals to slow ... However, talks for a post-2020 climate arrangement could also put China in the spotlight this week, as such a deal is likely to require China to reduce emissions, according to Li. Xinhua issued ...

  2. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    UN climate talks inject symbolic life into Kyoto Protocol

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 09:51am by Agence France-Presse in Doha

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha A UN climate conference on Saturday extended the life of the Kyoto Protocol, the only binding pact on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, in a small but symbolic ... up for binding emission cuts by 2020. They represent about 15 per cent of global emissions. UN leader Ban Ki-moon welcomed the deal, dubbed the Doha Climate Gateway, as an important first ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Arctic Sea ice retreats to record minimum as UN climate talks stall

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:55am by Los Angeles Times, The Guardian

    ... sheet, according to US scientists.  The latest report about the melting Arctic comes as frustrations flared in Doha over slow progress at UN climate talks to reach a global agreement on reducing ... Agencies in Los Angeles and London Experts warn of self-perpetuating momentum of warming amid anger over stalled talks on UN accord to combat greenhouse-gas emissions Arctic Sea ice ...

  4. Economy mires climate change talk

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Arctic ice cap may be undergoing its incremental summer shrinkage, but this is not a good time to hold a global climate-change summit. World leaders' attention is focused ... on their climate-change responsibilities was reflected in a declaration which even some signatory nations criticised for lack of commitment and measurable targets. It is only the latest of a series of climate ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green activists spend 100,000 yuan on NY Times ad aimed at Xi's environmental policy

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... take the lead to break deadlocks and deliver concrete results at the United Nations climate talks in Doha, Qatar, scheduled to end today. ... commitments on tackling pollution and fighting global climate change. Titled "Congratulations to the new generation of China's leaders," the quarter-page advertisement was published ...

  6. Three years to find Kyoto alternative

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Deadlock at the UN climate talks in Durban would have put them in the same league as the Doha round of trade liberalisation talks for the failure of drawn-out multilateral efforts ... and gone. Talks on a new deal are an opportunity for nations to start afresh in working together to cut emissions that scientists say are warming the planet and causing the climate to change. ...

  7. Gloom pervades climate talks

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of contention that have stalled previous climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Cancun, Mexico, over the past two years, such as carbon targets, funding shortages and technology transfers, are expected to continue to haunt the Durban talks, given deep rifts and mistrust between rich and poor countries. Professor Zhang Haibin, an expert on climate diplomacy at Peking University, said: ...

  8. Debt woes threaten global climate talks

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... change. 'Expectations are quite low [for the Durban talks],' said Ben Caldecott, head of European policy at Climate Change Capital, an investment manager and adviser in the carbon ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Global talks starting later this month to iron out a new regime to succeed the Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas emission reduction agreement will unlikely yield ...

  9. A brave face, but climate talks look doomed

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The top UN climate body took a pessimistic tone in its review of the international talks in Cancun, Mexico, saying the progress achieved there was far from enough. Although ... avoided at Cancun. Major players in the talks such as China and several other large developing nations have upped the ante by urging that a global deal on tackling climate change be cut in Durban, ...

  10. Nation seen as a winner at climate talks

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Stephen Chen in Cancun China has apparently benefited from the face-saving deal reached at the UN climate talks in Cancun on Saturday night, which yet again spared major ... high-profile leadership role in the developing bloc at the Tianjin climate talks in October to taking a surprisingly low-key approach at Cancun in the past two weeks. They have accused Beijing ...




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