Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Climate talks falter as African countries walk out

    14 December 2009

    The main session of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen was suspended today following protests led by African countries, Reuters reports. The talks later resumed.

  • China to overtake US as world wind leader

    11 December 2009

    Leadership of the global wind market is about to change hands. The United States - the birthplace of the modern wind industry - has held the top spot in new installations since 2005, growing at 50 per cent a year and adding a record 8,540 megawatts of wind generating capacity in 2008.

  • Payments for forests set to heat atmosphere in Copenhagen

    10 December 2009

    Forests are likely to be one of the hottest topics at Copenhagen over the coming days, as a new approach is discussed aiming to slow climate change by paying countries to stop cutting down their trees.

  • Last decade was warmest ever recorded

    9 December 2009

    The first decade of this century has been, by far, the warmest decade ever recorded according to figures released in Copenhagen yesterday by the UK Met Office.

  • COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: What can really be done to cut emissions in time?

    9 December 2009

    What kind of cuts in emissions are really needed to stop the most dangerous effects of climate change? And, importantly, how do we achieve them? These questions were put to a conference side event in Copenhagen yesterday, by our correspondent, Janet Larsen, as she reports here.

  • Leaked report causes dismay at Copenhagen

    9 December 2009

    A secret draft text for a final political agreement at the Copenhagen climate conference, leaked to the Guardian newspaper yesterday, has met with fierce opposition from developing countries and environmental pressure groups. Known as the "Danish text" it was described by Friends of the Earth as "a disaster for the world's poorest people" if it were agreed. John Vidal's report for the Guardian is reproduced here with permission.

  • $200 billion could save the climate summit, says Oxfam

    7 December 2009

    Two hundred billion dollars could mean the difference between success and failure in Copenhagen said Oxfam as the UN climate summit started today. The Summit marks the culmination of two years of international negotiations on a deal to prevent catastrophic climate change.

  • Evolutionary treasure house of Galapagos faces devastation

    4 December 2009

    The coastal wildlife of the Galapagos Islands - arguably the world's most celebrated environmental treasure - has suffered outright transformations due to a combination of climate change and over fishing, with several species of marine plants and animals believed to have gone extinct and many others seriously threatened, a new report reveals.

  • Nepal signs climate pledge at Everest

    4 December 2009

    The Government of Nepal signed a 10-point Everest Declaration, at Mount Everest today. This includes a commitment by the government to help communities cope with the impacts of climate change and to work alongside other countries to mitigate the impact of global warming.

  • Family planning best carbon offset, says charity

    3 December 2009

    Family planning is eight times cheaper as a way of tackling global warming than solar power and four times less costly than wind power, according to the sponsors of a radical new carbon offset initiative.