NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The grouping of China, India, Brazil and South Africa has emerged as a significant force in Copenhagen and they could lead the way in future negotiations, the head of the U.N. climate panel said on Wednesday.
SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s new government approved on Wednesday a long-delayed revision of its 2008-12 national plan that allocates carbon permits to industries to meet European Union requirements and sent to Brussels for approval.
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.
PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African negotiators said on Tuesday the outcome of the Copenhagen climate talks was disappointing and unacceptable, largely due to a flawed process that damaged trust among delegations.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – President Barack Obama forged a climate pact with major developing nations including China on Friday but European nations only reluctantly signed up for a deal they criticized as unambitious.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accepted a Copenhagen climate deal on Saturday, but said they had wanted more.
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.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – An international deal to control global warming announced on Friday by President Barack Obama will propel the passage of a domestic climate change bill through the Senate, Senator John Kerry said.
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.