KyotoProtocol

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 27th, 2012
0 Comments
44 Views
Climate gamblers have been led astray since 1997 when the Kyoto Protocol was amended to let corporations buy the right to pollute in exchange for endorsing the treaty. Predictably, Washington has refused to honour this ever since. In the middle of last year, when carbon prices fell 15 percent in one ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Dec 15th, 2011
0 Comments
324 Views
Is China’s aim to surpass the major capitalist powers, or to build ‘an alternative economic system that can reclaim the earth and start the long road to human emancipation’, asks Horace Campbell. The COP 17 climate conference in Durban ended as expected, with no real agreement and commitment to rever...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Dec 15th, 2011
0 Comments
50 Views
Barely 24 hours after it signed a new global climate change agreement in Durban, South Africa, Canada became on Monday the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding treaty to reduce emissions causing climate change. The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17)...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Dec 10th, 2011
0 Comments
37 Views
U.N. climate talks stalled after a rebellion by developing states most at risk from global warming, forcing host South Africa to push the conference into extra time on Saturday in an effort to prevent the negotiations collapsing. Deliberations were due to resume around midday after haggling in the So...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Dec 9th, 2011
0 Comments
38 Views
So while climate change delegates haggle over deadlines, binding targets and finance, some of the world’s poorest states are warning that rising sea levels and storms will sweep them away unless the world agrees to tackle global warning. “We will be one of the first countries to go under ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2011
0 Comments
38 Views
There is a tiny remaining hope for COP17, but only if we soon see a 1999 Seattle-style move by African delegates who know their constituents will be fried if the rich countries and South Africa have their way,’ cautions Patrick Bond. What, now, are the prospects for a climate deal by Friday? The bigg...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Dec 7th, 2011
0 Comments
26 Views
Only a binding global accord on cutting greenhouse gases will spare Africa, the world’s poorest continent, more devastating floods, droughts and famine, a senior African climate change official said on Tuesday. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu said legal force was the only way to make polluters take the necess...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Dec 7th, 2011
0 Comments
34 Views
The world’s three biggest polluters China, the United States and India refused to move towards a new legal commitment to curb their carbon emissions on Tuesday, increasing the risk that climate talks will fail to clinch a meaningful deal this week. The European Union is leading efforts to keep ...