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What next for the G8?

Uploaded on August 8, 2006 by OneEighteen

Those hoping the G8 would achieve a breakthrough in Climate negotiations, would only need to look at the history of the G8 to know it is often more like an extended press conference for the G8 countries to touch base and put out some symbolic gestures on the issue of the day, meanwhile the real …

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The G8 agrees to avoid cooking the planet…

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… but doesn’t agree on when to turn down the heat. This is Oxfam’s resumé on the freshly released G8 climate change communiqué. Leaders could not improve on last year’s commitment of “a 50% reduction of global emissions by 2050”. They did however agree that to reach such a global reduction, developed countries will have …

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The Alps Divided: National Borders Altered Due to Climate Change

Skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland this past winter it was obvious that snow levels were decreasing at an unusual rate.

A major publication from the EU’s Convention on the Protection of the Alps last week, revealed the dramatic effects of climate change on the Alps region. The Convention on the Protection of the Alps was established in 1991 and is headquartered out of Bolzano, Italy. The Convention report published on 17 June 2009 is its …

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The outcomes: what did the G20 achieve for Climate Change?

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The G20 Summit in London has now concluded, with US President Obama filling the main press briefing room for an hour-long press session.  The main points of the summit for international and national climate policy are summarised below: Overall: In the substantive elements of the summit outcomes there is little mention of climate change.  In …

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The G20 Summit – A Day in Review

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As expected, the global economy took center stage at the G20 Summit held yesterday in London. Amidst the world economic crisis, G20 leaders met to discuss and put forth a global plan for recovery. Included amongst the six pledges made by the leaders of the Group of Twenty was a pledge for a green and …

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G20 Live Blog

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The Climatico Team will be providing a live-blog service on the climate change aspects of the G20 Summit and surrounding events in London, United Kingdom. This page will be updated throughout the day, bringing together insights from our press team as well as our global pool of analysts.  Click here, or press F5, to refresh. 20:17 NB: …

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EU stalls on adaptation financing

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Like most EU talks seem to be nowadays, those today on climate change were rather fractious, specifically the debates around adaptation financing.The current EU position for Copenhagen estimates that “net global incremental investment” for tackling climate change needs to be 175 billion euros by 2020, with 100 billion euros of that spent in developing countries. …

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