Climate

Africa left behind in Kyoto carbon offset trade: experts
November 10, 2008 08:57 AM - AFP

Administrative and technical problems mean that Africa cannot profit from schemes to tackle climate change through projects to cut carbon emissions in developing countries, climate specialists meeting in Dakar said.

UN climate chief seeks Obama input in December talks
November 10, 2008 08:41 AM - AFP

The UN climate chief said Wednesday he was "very encouraged" by Barack Obama's stance on global warming, and said he hoped the US president-elect would join in key talks in December before taking office. "It is impossible to advance on this important topic without the full engagement of the United States," Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, told AFP by phone.

Obama climate policy caught in Democratic tussle
November 8, 2008 11:25 AM - AP

A fight within the Democratic Party over control of the House Energy and Commerce Committee could influence the outcome of President-elect Obama's efforts to limit the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

World needs emergency backup plan to stabilize climate
November 8, 2008 09:02 AM - http://www.topnews.in

Washington, Nov 8 : A scientist has said that while steep cuts in carbon emissions are essential to stabilizing global climate, the world also needs an emergency backup plan. The scientist in question is Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution in the US.

Indian temperature rise 'will exceed projected rainfall'
November 7, 2008 08:26 AM - , SciDevNet

(NEW DELHI) One of India's leading climate change scientists says the country needs to address the impact of climate change on its agriculture, water resources and health "right away", as projected temperature rise will far exceed the increase in rainfall by the end of the century.

Obama: "Change Has Come to America"
November 7, 2008 08:09 AM - , Worldwatch Institute

With the election of Barack Obama, the United States and the world expect a new direction in the fight against climate change. The choice of Senator Obama - an African-American born in Hawaii, schooled in Indonesia and the United States, and seasoned while fighting for tenant's rights in Chicago's South Side - reflects the diversity that defines America. But it was his well-reasoned approach to policy and messages of hope that won voters - qualities that many say the U.S. government abandoned during George W. Bush's tumultuous administration.

Obama victory signals rebirth of US environmental policy
November 6, 2008 08:36 AM - http://www.guardian.co.uk

President-elect Obama will shred the Bush administration's energy policies and introduce a major climate change bill in an attempt to bring the US back into the international environment fold according to his senior advisers.

Climate talks: Obama victory offers hope, but Congress is key

One of Barack Obama's first tasks will be to lead the United States back into the heart of the global debate on climate change, ending the country's years of isolation and skepticism. His victory will spark intense relief among negotiators in Europe and Asia.

Follow the Green Brick Road to Recovery?
November 4, 2008 09:37 AM - , Triple Pundit

Back on September 9, John Podesta'sCenter for American Progress released a study called Green Recovery <>, which promised two million new jobs from a $100 billion investment over two years. That day was also my birthday, so my attention was elsewhere. But nearly two months later in the wake of the financial meltdown, taking a second look at the report seems worthwhile, since now more than ever, a road to recovery for the United States and the world could very well be paved with green bricks.

A green lesson from Iceland
November 4, 2008 09:14 AM - http://features.csmonitor.com

Both US presidential candidates have called for an end to America’s dependence on foreign oil and more investment in renewable resources, but even Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama said his plan to stop using Middle Eastern oil might sound like “pie in the sky” talk.

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