COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama plans to leave Copenhagen late on Friday night, his press secretary said, but hopes to reach a political deal before he departs because failure to do so would be a “disgrace.” Kazuo Kodama, speaking for Hatoyama, said world leaders were still working to reach a deal but were negotiating without China’s Premier Wen Jiabao who left an earlier meeting and had not returned. Wen later headed into a second bilateral meeting with U.S. Preside
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.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama labored behind closed doors to break a deadlock over efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Republicans from the U.S. Congress were outside those meetings urging him not to bother.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The United Nations denied asking world leaders to extend their stay in Copenhagen because of deadlock at a U.N. climate summit meant to end on Friday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen will replace Danish minister Connie Hedegaard as president of the U.N. climate talks for a final summit session, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The Kyoto Protocol which binds nearly 40 rich nations to limit carbon emissions is in “intensive care” and global negotiations to extend the pact have stalled, India’s environment minister said on Wednesday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – U.S. greenhouse gas emissions targets pledged ahead of United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen have “protectionist aspects,” Germany’s environment minister said on Tuesday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – African nations said they would return to Copenhagen climate talks on Monday, allowing the negotiations to resume, after winning assurances that the conference put more focus on extending the existing Kyoto Protocol. “We’re going back,” Pa Ousman Jarju from the delegation of Gambia, told Reuters. The protest held up the talks that had been due to start at 1030 GMT.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The world this year suffered the fewest number of natural disasters in a decade, but floods, droughts and other extreme weather continued to account for most of the deaths and economic losses, according to a United Nations report released on Monday.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that emails leaked from a British university have done nothing to undermine the United Nations’ view that climate change is accelerating due to humans.