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Russian row over Kyoto extension rumbles on


Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan warn that they will respond to Kyoto clause forcing them to curb emissions

28 Jan 2013

Policy makers gather in London for international climate summit

Christiana Figures  at Cop 18 talks in Doha

Globe Climate Legislators unveil report showing 32 out of 33 major economies are making progress on tackling climate change

14 Jan 2013

Scientists urge immediate climate action to limit costs

Smoking chimneys

Waiting to tackle the problem until 2020 when a global emissions cutting deal is in place could require a carbon price of $100 per ton

04 Jan 2013

Report: Belarus threatens to quit Kyoto agreement

Reuters report that cluster of Eastern European states could ditch extended Kyoto Protocol in protest at emissions caps

11 Dec 2012

Doha: Kyoto extension unlikely to rescue carbon price

Analysts say new commitment period is insufficient to tackle lack of demand for carbon credits

11 Dec 2012

Doha: Loss and damage in the desert

The UN's Groundhog Day climate negotiations could be stuck in a holding pattern through to 2015

10 Dec 2012

Doha Gateway: At a glance

A round up of the major outcomes of the two-week climate summit

10 Dec 2012

Doha: Davey demands climate ambition after "modest step forward"

Summit closes with agreements on climate aid, Kyoto Protocol and procedure, but green groups unhappy with "polluter's charter"

10 Dec 2012

Doha Gateway: The reaction

Green groups slam lack of ambition as ministers finalise historic climate deal

09 Dec 2012

Doha climate change deal clears way for 'damage aid' to poor nations

EU, Australia and Norway also sign up to new carbon-cutting targets as fortnight-long conference in Qatar closes

09 Dec 2012

Updated: Doha deal in balance as “Loss and Damage” text tabled

US resisting new commitment to recognise climate "loss and damage" faced by poorer nations, as Poland accused of blocking final deal

08 Dec 2012

Diplomats urged to deliver "Doha Climate Gateway" deal tonight

But COP18 talks likely to continue into tomorrow as negotiators attempt to tie together key strands

07 Dec 2012

Five green things we’ve learnt this week

From gas strategies to Sugar v Trump Twitter spats, we run down the top stories from the past seven days

07 Dec 2012

Qatar comes under fire as climate talks 'flounder'

Delegates call on host nation to drive talks towards a successful close, as fears mount that no deal will be reached today

07 Dec 2012

Doha blog: Businesses' green agendas can move forwards despite lack of international deal

Jane Burston argues that with the Doha Summit engaged in time-wasting, businesses are already leading efforts to tackle climate change

07 Dec 2012

Rare note of harmony at Doha as action agreed on black carbon

The 25 members of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition have agreed to vastly reduce black carbon, methane and ozone

07 Dec 2012

UK and Germany launch new fund to help poor nations cut emissions

New NAMA fund launched as Norway "rewards" Brazil's effort to limit deforestation with £111m donation to Amazon Fund

07 Dec 2012

Doha: Deal still within reach as final countdown begins

Agreements in the balance on Kyoto Protocol and climate aid, but nations express willingness to engage

06 Dec 2012

Doha blog: 'hot air' rising up the agenda

Jane Burston finds protestors and climate sceptic Lord Monckton have 'hot air' in common

06 Dec 2012

Doha: Ban Ki-moon calls for climate aid assurances

UN chief says a 2015 climate deal could be undermined if developed countries fail to outline how they plan to mobilise $100bn fund

05 Dec 2012

Doha: UK opens war-chest to help poor countries tackle climate change

Ed Davey confirms UK will deliver £1.5bn pledged Fast Start finance by end of December 2012

04 Dec 2012

Windmade expands green labelling scheme with 'RenewablesMade' plan

Corporations that use renewable energy will soon be able to promote their green credentials using new international labelling scheme

04 Dec 2012

Lord Stern: Poorer countries must share carbon-cutting burden

New paper by leading economist says action will be required from emerging economies even if rich countries produce zero emissions by 2030

04 Dec 2012

Climate change spending insufficient to weather the storm

Report finds cumulative investment in climate-related projects of $364bn last year needs to be more than trebled

03 Dec 2012

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