COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – U.N. climate talks ended with a bare-minimum agreement on Saturday when delegates “noted” an accord struck by the United States, China and other emerging powers that falls far short of the conference’s original goals.
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) – 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) – The United States tried to break a deadlock in UN climate talks on Thursday with a pledge to help mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to assist poor nations, but pointedly warned China it must accept tough requirements.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Failure to reach agreement with China over greenhouse gas emissions transparency could be a dealbreaker for the United States at UN climate talks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.
PARIS (Reuters) – European leaders are courting some African, Asian and Latin American nations to counter the clout of China and the United States at the climate change talks in Copenhagen, French officials said.