Fri, December 17, 2010

Cancun Climate Change Conference 2010

UN chief hails agreement reached at Cancun

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday hailed the outcome of the just-concluded UN climate change conference as an "important success for a world much in need of it." Full story

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2010-12-17 02:33:33 GMT Xinhua English COLOMBO, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- President of the Maldives Moahamed Nasheed on Thursday pledged the country's backing for the Cancun Agreements on climate change, which were adopted last week at a United Nations meeting in the Mexican seaside resort.

Cancun lays foundation

2010-12-13 03:20:49 GMT China Daily Cancun a big step toward 'value and confidence of multilateralism'

Int'l communities laud UN climate conference in Cancun

2010-12-12 14:55:10 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- United Nations climate change conference in Mexico has concluded after tense talks for two weeks, with agreements adopted to tackle global climate changes and push ahead the UN-sponsored process, which won the applause of the international communities.

Mexican president visits Chinese Pavilion of Climate Change Conference in Cancun

2010-12-11 10:07:30 GMT Xinhua English Mexican President Felipe Calderon visits the Chinese Pavilion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, Dec. 10, 2010. Calderon attended the inauguration of the Chinese Pavilion here on Friday.

China urges one-China policy at Cancun

2010-12-10 12:59:09 GMT Xinhua English CANCUN, Mexico -- A Chinese diplomat on Thursday voiced opposition to proposals made by several countries to bring Taiwan into the negotiation process of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change as an observer.

China won't repeat old path of unlimited emissions

2010-12-09 15:08:17 GMT Xinhua English CANCUN, Mexico -- China will stay the course of sustainable, low-carbon and green development and will never repeat developed countries' old path of high energy consumption and unlimited emissions, China's climate chief negotiator said Wednesday.

China shows responsible image in Cancun

2010-12-07 14:22:59 GMT Xinhua English CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- China attracted special attention at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference here, and has shown the image of a responsible country.

BASIC nations say three issues non-negotiable at Cancun climate talks

2010-12-07 13:50:59 GMT Xinhua English CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The so-called BASIC countries -- Brazil, South Africa, India and China -- said Monday that they would not support a deal until a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol had been settled, a fast-track climate change fund had been materialized and a basic agreement had been reached on technology transfer.

China buoys climate talks with "binding" target

2010-12-07 09:44:45 GMT SINA.com China on Monday offered for the first time to submit its voluntary carbon emissions target to a binding U.N. resolution, buoying climate talks where Bolivia accused rich world policies of causing "genocide."

Hopes wane in climate change talks

2010-12-06 01:29:21 GMT Global Times Expectations for a legally binding climate treaty appeared to be fading at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, as its first week of business wrapped up Saturday.

Plodding climate talks stepping up to higher leve

2010-12-05 11:29:21 GMT SINA.com The slow-moving U.N. talks on combating global warming took a step forward Saturday with revised proposals for a $100 billion-a-year climate aid fund and other issues for debate by the world's environment ministers this week.

U.S. lacks bargaining chips at Cancun climate talks

2010-12-03 06:46:55 GMT Xinhua English CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The new political landscape emerging from U.S. midterm elections has almost killed any likelihood that a climate bill could be passed over the next two years and substantially hampered the White House's efforts on the issue.

Protesting underwater

2010-12-07 03:06:22 GMT SINA.com Protesting underwater. Activists head to an underwater museum in Mexico's Caribbean Sea to demand action from U.N. climate talks.

Art works of climate change on display in Cancun

2010-12-03 06:44:38 GMT Xinhua English An exhibition of photos was held in the climate village during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-16), in the Mexican seaside resort of Cancun, on Nov. 30, 2010.

Climate pact progress under threat

2010-11-29 06:28:47 GMT SINA.com Disputes between richer and poorer nations threaten meaningful progress on climate change at talks next week in Mexico.

Cancun beefs up security ahead of climate talks

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