United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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May 25th, 2012
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Forty years ago, two ideas about humanity’s relationship with the natural world caught the imagination of the richest and most influential people. The first was that the demands of a growing population were taking more from the planet than could be replaced by natural processes. The second, related i...
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Jan 27th, 2012
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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 ...
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Dec 22nd, 2011
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With international diplomacy at the UN deadlocked on issues like climate change, new regional formations offer a way forward. An air of busyness fills the conference chamber of the United Nations in Geneva. Arabic dances past French on the escalators, as delegates from the UN Missions and from accred...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 15th, 2011
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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)...
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Dec 8th, 2011
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Thursday, December 08, 2011 12:00 AMDURBAN, South Africa,  December 8, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Todd Stern Special Envoy for Climate Change Durban, South Africa December 7, 2011 MR. STERN: Thanks, I have very brief remarks at th Great Advise About Getting Your Ex...
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Dec 4th, 2011
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by Kristin Palitza (durban, south africa) Sunday, December 04, 2011 Inter Press Service Chanting loudly, thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets to the venue of the 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference to demand that their voices be heard for ‘immediate and drastic’...
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Jun 23rd, 2011
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South Africa is optimistic about the United Nations climate change conference which will be held in Durban later this year, the country’s deputy minister for environmental affairs Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Wednesday. According to the South African Press Association (SAPA), she said the United...