Copenhagen

Brazil to offer poor countries climate funding, Lula says

Brazil to offer poor countries climate funding, Lula saysCopenhagen, Dec 18 : Brazil is willing to pay poor countries to help them fight climate change in a bid to kick-start global talks, the country's president said Friday as he said that he was frustrated with the limping pace of United Nation negotiations in Copenhagen.

The move ups Brazil's negotiating power in the down-to-the-wire talks as one of the few major developing powers to pledge public funding to poorer states - a key demand of developed powers.

Obama offers China climate change olive branch

Barack ObamaCopenhagen, Dec 18 : US President Barack Obama sought to win over China as world leaders struggled Friday to salvage a global deal aimed at preventing devastating changes to the planet's climate.

Addressing some 120 heads of state and government convened for a final day of talks in Copenhagen, Obama said efforts to keep greenhouse-gas emissions in check should be based on honest reporting, but that any monitoring need not necessarily infringe on a country's sovereignty.

Don't abandon Kyoto protocol, Manmohan urges at Copenhage

Copenhagen, Dec 18 : With last-minute negotiations on to rescue the Copenhagen climate summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday pushed for "a balanced and equitable outcome" and asked the world not to abandon the Kyoto protocol.

"We will all play a positive and constructive role so that we can bridge the differences to achieve a balanced and equitable outcome," Manmohan Singh told world leaders on the last day of the global climate summit here.

"India will not be found wanting," Manmohan Singh stressed.(IANS)

PM meets Obama, other leaders to break climate logjam

PM meets Obama, other leaders to break climate logjamCopenhagen, Dec 18 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday held a quick meeting with leaders of other major economies in an effort to break the logjam over a political declaration to come out of the Copenhagen climate summit.

Besides Manmohan Singh, US President Barack Obama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, South African President Jacob Zuma were reportedly among leaders of other major economies who attended the meeting.

Not a throne, but The Chair for Obama in TV studio

http://www.topnews.in/files/Barack-Obama61.jpgCopenhagen, Dec 18 : US President Barack Obama was Friday rushing between meetings on the final day of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, but if he sits down for a television interview, then it will be on a legendary Danish model known as The Chair.

According to the Danish daily Berlingske Tidende, Obama aides contacted a firm which makes the chair with a request for two of them in a provisional television studio at the climate conference.

World leaders wait as negotiators bicker

World leaders wait as negotiators bickerCopenhagen, Dec 18 : Leaders from 130 countries around the world were forced to wait it out Friday as negotiations to draft a political declaration at the Copenhagen climate summit kept missing deadline after deadline.

Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen had convened an "informal high level event" from 10 a. m. to noon, where heads of government, including India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon were expected to speak.    

PM gets a taste of traffic blockade

Manmohan SinghCopenhagen, Dec 18 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday got a taste of what the average New Delhi resident has to go through every so often - his cavalcade was stuck in traffic as the Danish police cordoned off the route taken by US President Barack Obama, according to one of the officials travelling with the prime minister.

India, China to jointly take on rich states over climate

Manmohan Singh, Wen JiabaoCopenhagen, Dec 18 : India and China will join hands to oppose attempts by rich countries to hinder their development in the name of fighting climate change, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao decided at a breakfast meeting here Friday.

The two premiers, attending the finale of the Dec 7-18 Copenhagen climate summit decided to oppose the so-called "umbrella paragraph" of the political declaration that has been drafted, according to an Indian official. The declaration was scheduled for release later in the day by the 130-odd heads of state gathered here.    

PM arrives in Copenhagen for climate change talks

PM arrives in Copenhagen for climate change talksCopenhagen (Denmark), Dec. 18 : The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, arrived here on Thursday night at 8.36 p. m. (local time). He was received at the Copenhagen International Airport by India’s Ambassador to Denmark, Mr. Yogesh Gupta and officials of the Danish foreign ministry.

The Prime Minister is being accompanied by senior officials, including Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Climate Change Shyam Saran and officials of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Regional centres for green technology spread mooted

Regional centres for green technology spread mootedCopenhagen, Dec 18 - As the stormy Dec 7-18 climate summit headed for a climax, it has readied deals on how to pay countries to stop deforestation and to set up regional centres for transfer of green technology to developing countries, a senior UN official said.

The setting up of the regional centres was an idea mooted by India during an international meet in New Delhi this October. An Indian official said here Thursday night that the country could host one of the hubs, which are meant to spread green technologies quickly among developing countries.

World climate offers nowhere near enough: UN report

World climate offers nowhere near enough: UN reportCopenhagen, Dec 18 - World pledges on cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 are nowhere near enough to keep global warming in check, a leaked UN report said Thursday.

But a top climate economist questioned the report, saying that what was important was the world's longterm emissions path, rather than a make-or-break figure in 2020.

The leaked text, circulated by environmental groups, came on the eve of the last day of UN talks on fighting global warming in Copenhagen, as world leaders were expected to push for a final deal.

Climate summit readies deal on forestry, technology transfer

Climate summit readies deal on forestry, technology transferCopenhagen, Dec 18 - The Dec 7-18 climate summit has readied deals on how to pay countries to stop deforestation and to set up regional centres for transfer of green technology to developing countries, a senior UN official said.

The setting up of the regional centres was an idea mooted by India during an international meet in New Delhi this October. An Indian official said here Thursday night that the country could host one of the hubs, which are meant to spread green technologies quickly among developing countries.

PM arrives in Copenhagen for climate summit

PM arrives in Copenhagen for climate summitCopenhagen, Dec 18 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday night for the finale of the Dec 7-18 climate summit, an Indian government spokesperson said.

Due to the delayed take-off from Delhi, the prime minister was too late to attend the gala dinner for heads of state, where a political statement of intent from world leaders to tackle climate change was up for discussion, according to UN officials.

UN chief hopeful of Copenhagen deal

Ban-Ki-MoonCopenhagen, Dec 18 : Negotiations at the Copenhagen climate summit \"have been very slow\", UN chief Ban Ki-Moon rued Thursday evening, \"but I have not seen anything to indicate we can\'t seal a deal\".

In a briefing for select media from around the world, Ban said: "I believe we can seal a deal because all major players want it. Over 130 world leaders are here. If they can't seal a deal, who can?"

Pointing out that there were only 24 hours before a Copenhagen agreement had to be finalised, Ban said: "What must be the keywords now are common sense, compromise and courage.

Nuclear energy key to combat climate change: Ahmadinejad

Nuclear energy key to combat climate change: AhmadinejadCopenhagen, Dec 17 :Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday accused the US of hindering his country's efforts to combat climate change by opposing its nuclear programme.

"American leaders and their friends emphasise continued increase of fossil fuel production, whilst they resort to various coercive methods to hinder development of new technologies intended to promote the use of renewable and clean energy," Ahmadinejad said at a UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

India, China versus United States at Copenhagen

India, China versus United States at CopenhagenCopenhagen, Dec. 17 : As Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao have decided to hold a personal meet ahead of the crucial Heads of the States meet on climate change in Copenhagen on Friday, an unusual but interesting match is likely to be witnessed by the world as India and China will take on the U. S..

As per India’s stance on climate change, it is ready to cut CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 20-25% from 2005 levels by 2020.

India rejects legally binding target and stresses that rich countries should legally bound.

Sarkozy gives birth to a new hope at Copenhagen, backs calls to keep Kyoto Protocol

Sarkozy gives birth to a new hope at Copenhagen, backs calls to keep Kyoto ProtocolCopenhagen, Dec. 17 : A new hope has emerged with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday backing calls given by developing nations to keep the Kyoto Protocol, which only requires rich nations to cut emissions.

Speaking in Copenhagen, he broke away from the EU position of favouring a new deal that saw all nations commit to measures to curb climate change, reported B. B. C.

In his address to delegates, Sarkozy called on nations to "stop posturing".

No 'transparency', no climate deal: Hillary Clinton

Hillary-Rodham-ClintonCopenhagen, Dec 17 : There will be no accord at the climate summit unless emerging economies take "decisive actions" to combat global warming that can be "operationalised in an international code" in a transparent manner, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday.

Clinton named China but appeared to include India, South Africa and Brazil too as she said there must be "standards of transparency that provides credibility to the entire process" of moving towards a treaty to tackle climate change.

Hillary Clinton tries to resurrect climate talks with $100 bn offer

Hillary Clinton tries to resurrect climate talks with $100 bn offerCopenhagen, Dec 17 : US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday tried to resurrect the Copenhagen climate summit by promising to mobilise $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poor countries cope with the effects of global warming.

Climate summit on verge of collapse

Climate summit on verge of collapseCopenhagen, Dec 17 - A day before it was scheduled to come up with an agreement to save the world, the climate summit was on the verge of collapse Thursday with rich countries refusing to promise that they would either cut their pollution any more or give poor nations any meaningful sum of money to cope with the effects of climate change.




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