BEIJING (Reuters) – China condemned claims ascribed to Britain’s climate change minister that it had “hijacked” negotiations in Copenhagen, saying on Tuesday the accusations were an attempt to sow discord among poor countries.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain accused China and a handful of others on Monday of holding the world to ransom by blocking a legal treaty to fight global warming as countries traded blame for the deadlock in Copenhagen.
LONDON (Reuters) – A handful of countries blocked a legally binding deal on climate change in Copenhagen and the talks process needs urgent reform to prevent something similar happening again, Britain’s prime minister said on Monday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain will contribute along with France at least 1.5 billion pounds ($2.44 billion) to climate finance funding for 2010-2012, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s climate efforts were questioned on Wednesday after it said it would auction off rather than cancel millions of carbon permits to come from a closed steel plant, equal to one percent of UK greenhouse gas emissions.
LONDON (Reuters) – Uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions could lead to global warming of 4 degrees centigrade or more by the end of the century, Britain’s Meteorological Office said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from the business and environmental communities Wednesday to discuss climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, the White House said Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Climate skeptics, people who doubt the science on global warming, must not be allowed to sabotage U.N. climate talks which start next week, Britain’s Energy and Climate Secretary said Thursday. “I do think that we have to beware of the climate saboteurs, the people who want to say the science is somehow in doubt, and want to cast aspersions on the whole process,” Ed Miliband told reporters at a briefing.
PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) – Caribbean states feel they are getting a raw deal from former colonial power Britain and other developed countries set to introduce measures to counter climate change and crack down on offshore tax havens.
LONDON (Reuters) – The United States pledged $275 million to rainforest protection on Thursday, at an event hosted by Britain’s heir to the throne, Prince Charles, in London.