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Hollande calls for stronger role of Green Climate Fund 2.10.2015 New Kerala: World News
Paris, Oct 2 : The UN financial mechanism Green Climate Fund (GCF) should play stronger role in helping developing countries trim global warming, French President Francois Hollande has said.
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Climate change: China pledges fund of $3 billion for developing nations 26.9.2015 DO NOT USE Asia – The Indian Express
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Should I fight against fossil fuels? 16.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
At my university theres a strong climate-action group campaigning to get the college to divest its funds from fossil fuels. But what are the wider implications, particularly on research grants? Should I be in or out?

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Could the 2C climate target be completely wrong? 1.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

The global warming goal that nearly 200 governments have agreed on should be ditched, say scientists writing in Nature

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Looming Crisis of Climate Chaos 8.11.2011 ConsortiumNews.com
Looming Crisis of Climate Chaos
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India for common accounting rules before review of climate actions 24.6.2011 New Kerala: World News
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Mexicans try to break climate talk deadlock 17.6.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
After years of incremental progress in U.N. climate talks, a proposal is on the table to change the rule of consensus and allow the 193 nations to adopt decisions by a massive majority vote.
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Mainstream Coverage of WikiLeaks Has Fallen Far Short 28.3.2011 Truthout.com

War crimes, which deliberately targeted and killed civilians; covert bribery and spying to undermine progress on global warming and to lessen opposition by poor countries the most afflicted by climate change; underreporting of thousands upon thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilian casualties; US knowledge of and inaction against the torture of Egyptian and Iraqi detainees, as well as active support for the "extraordinary rendition" program; secretly authorized air strikes in Yemen and combat operations by special forces in Pakistan resulting in civilian deaths.

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Cancun a win? Indigenous leaders mixed 31.12.2010 ICT - global
CANCUN, Mexico – Delegates negotiating a new international climate deal to cut carbon emissions and address mitigation and adaptation emerged from a marathon session at the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th Conference of the Parties Dec. 11, tired but pleased.
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2010: The year in environment 31.12.2010 The Guardian -- World Latest

The BP oil spill, climate science under the spotlight, soaring global temperatures and UN climate talks - the stories of 2010 in pictures



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Cancun Climate Conference is a Reminder That U.S. Legislation Is Still Needed 21.12.2010 WireTap Magazine
Winters in Copenhagen, Denmark, are drearily frigid. Day and night, the temperature sits below freezing. Thermometers read -17, -14, and -15 degrees Celsius, rarely even registering numbers in the negative single digits. The daytime feels like the night and the night feels like well, the night. In the month of December, you"re lucky to catch more than a few hours of sunlight. It should have been obvious: The dark and cold Copenhagen winter was an ominous sign of the outcome of 2009"s COP 15, the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference held in Denmark, which concluded with the very weak " Copenhagen Accord ." This year however, delegates met in Cancun for the latest UN climate negotiations. There wasn"t the fanfare of last year"s epic gathering. Thousands fewer attended this year, and not one head of state made the trip to Cancun. They probably didn"t think they needed to. Little was expected to come out of COP16. It seems the so-called ...
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US embassy cables: Cuba uses climate change summit to turn on Obama 18.12.2010 Guardian: Environment
Thursday, 07 January 2010, 18:48 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03 HAVANA 000011 SENSITIVE SIPDIS STATE FOR WHA/CCA AND WHA/PD STATE FOR OES EO 12958 DECL: 01/06/2020 TAGS SENV, PGOV, ECON, PREL, CU SUBJECT: CLIMATE CHANGE PROVIDES GOC WITH MUCH NEEDED DISTRACTION REF: A. HAVANA 168 ("CUBA WEIGHS IN ON CAPITALISTS CRISIS") B. HAVANA 763 (NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SESSION) C. HAVANA 736 ("HUMAN RIGHTS DAY TURNS VIOLENT") HAVANA 00000011 001.2 OF 003 Classified By: Principal Officer Jonathan Farrar for reasons 1.4 (b) an d (d). 1. (C) SUMMARY: The Government of Cuba (GOC) used the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen to distract attention from problems within Cuba and ferociously vent against the United States and, in particular, President Obama. While some elements within the GOC are legitimately concerned about the environment, the harsh and well orchestrated response was pure political posturing. Like the world financial crisis before it (ref A), climate change provides a ...
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How trust was restored at Cancún 16.12.2010 The Guardian -- World Latest
While Copenhagen was marked by acrimony, COP16 was different – thanks to Mexico's gracious negotiation "Cancún can!" chanted the climate change activists in the lobby at the Moon Palace resort, where the world's much maligned climate negotiators gathered to try to fix the mess created by last year's last-minute, last-ditch Copenhagen accord . Many thought that the accord, with its loose, pledge and review provisions and insufficient emissions reduction targets , meant the end of the international climate change regime – and multilateralism – as we knew it. But the world's governments have now responded in Cancún , and we might be on the road to something much better. At last, the world has agreed to try to keep global warming to below 2C above pre-industrial levels, with a commitment to look at whether 1.5C is a safer alternative on the basis of new, improved science in 2015. We agreed that Copenhagen's emissions targets are insufficient, and outlined a process to analyse and make ...
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Where the Cancun Climate Conference Leaves Us 13.12.2010 Truthout.com

There is no reliable scientific assessment on just where we are vis-à-vis global climate destabilization. We can do better by acting on clear trends and options. Climate computer models have been too conservative, as changes have shocked with their premature arrival. Governments and corporations continue to put humanity and all life at risk.

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Cancún climate agreements at a glance 13.12.2010 The Guardian -- World Latest
A breakdown of the main terms of the deal reached at the UN climate summit in Cancún, Mexico Cutting carbon emissions Scores of rich countries made pledges over the past year to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 under the Copenhagen accord but they were not incorporated in the official UN process. Cancún now formally puts those pledges into UN documentation, although they may increase or decrease in future. For the first time, developing countries also agreed to look at how they can cut emissions in the future – but did not make specific pledges. Crucially however, none of the cuts are legally binding, and analysis suggests the pledges would lead to a 3.2C rise in temperatures – far higher than the 2C generally considered to be a level of "safe" warming. Climate aid A new climate green fund was agreed at Cancún to transfer money from the developed to developing world to tackle the impacts of climate change. Poorer countries saw this as a success because they will ...
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Spotlight Cancun: Kyoto Protocol Post Mortem 13.12.2010 Truthout - All Articles

This week the world stands by as international negotiators in Cancun appear to be writing the post mortem for the Kyoto Protocol. It seems likely that an alternative track first proposed in Copenhagen – the Copenhagen Accord – will replace the top-down U.N. centered approach to climate change that has characterized international climate negotiations since the early 1990s. Many view the Copenhagen Accord as a major set-back to global efforts to stabilize the climate system.

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Baby Steps Made at Climate Summit Pale in Comparison to the Change Needed 13.12.2010 AlterNet
"All of us will be affected by the lack of ambition and political will of a small group of countries," concluded one NGO.
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US hails successful Cancun Conference 12.12.2010 CNN-IBN: World
US has hailed the successful conclusion of the Cancun Climate Change Conference with a decision that represent a balanced and significant step forward.
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U.S. hails ‘significant’ Cancun Conference 12.12.2010 Hindu: News
The U.S. has hailed a ‘significant’ Cancun Climate Change Conference, saying the decisions reached there represent a balanced and significant step forward. U.S. Presiden...
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No decision on Kyoto in Cancun deal; Ramesh happy, Sunita unhappy 11.12.2010 New Kerala: World News
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