Archive | April, 2011

China’s Green Blueprint Raises Stakes at U.N. Climate Talks

Posted on 14 April 2011 by admin

Analysis by Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Apr 14, 2011 (IPS) – China’s rise as a leader in the environmentally friendly, low-carbon economy is giving the Asian giant new diplomatic muscle for this year’s round of climate change negotiations leading up to the COP17 U.N. summit in Durban, South Africa in November.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: Developing Countries Step In Where Richer Nations Fear to Tread

Posted on 08 April 2011 by admin

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Apr 8, 2011 (IPS) – Led by countries like Indonesia, 48 developing nations are rolling out a range of pledges to voluntarily cut their respective emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2020, the year climate scientists say the earth’s rising temperature should peak by if an environmental catastrophe is to be avoided. Continue Reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Uncertain Future of Kyoto Protocol Alarms Green Groups

Posted on 04 April 2011 by admin

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Apr 4, 2011 (IPS) – With just seven months to go before a pivotal U.N. climate change summit in South Africa, green groups are raising the alarm here about the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s only international treaty that mandates most industrialised nations to cut their environment polluting greenhouse gases (GHG) to save the planet from overheating. Continue Reading

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