WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that disappointment over the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change summit was justified, hardening a widespread verdict that the conference had been a failure.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Earth’s various ecosystems, with all their plants and animals, will need to shift about a quarter-mile per year on average to keep pace with global climate change, scientists said in a study released on Wednesday.
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.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Sweden described the Copenhagen climate change summit as a “disaster” and a “great failure” on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of European Union environment ministers to discuss how to rescue the process.
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.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will treat talks on a binding global climate change pact in 2010 as a struggle over the “right to develop,” a Chinese official said, signaling more contentious deal-making will follow the Copenhagen summit.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper brushed off criticism on Friday that Canada would act on climate change only in parallel with the United States, saying this was crucial because of North America’s economic integration.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – China’s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua said that a U.N. climate summit on Friday had a positive result and that all should be happy.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Africans living on the coast, who face the loss of their cities, homes and livelihoods to rising seas, are less interested in haggling over greenhouse gas emissions than getting aid to move to higher ground.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has invited Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for another bilateral meeting to discuss outstanding issues on a U.N. climate change agreement, the White House said in a statement.