» 12/11/2009, 00.00
ASIA – UNITED NATIONS
Beijing tells world to fight climate change through one-child policy
The Chinese government proposes population controls as global weapon to fight climate change problems. The head of the Chinese delegation calls on the United States to make deeper cuts in carbon emissions. European leaders adopt a three-year € 6 billion plan to help developing countries. UN summit participants accept first draft proposal.
27/11/2009 CINA – US – UN
Wen, Obama and the vague promises of Copenhagen
Washington and Beijing make grand gestures about reducing pollution, but use different criteria to do so. The Americans will cut emissions over the very high pollution levels of 2005 whilst the Chinese will reduce per capita emissions, which will allow for 50 per cent increase in overall levels.
Copenhagen, minimum agreement on climate to avoid failure
The conference has "taken note" of the accord between the United States, China, India, Brazil and South Africa. First step toward full effectiveness, to be achieved by 2010. UN Secretary-General: key initiatives, but must be transformed into "international law".
22/09/2009 CHINA – ASIA – UNITED STATES
Everyone at UN waiting to see China’s move on green house gases
China might present an ambitious plan to cut green house gases. Beijing’s posture will also influence that of the United States whose new president is committed to fighting pollution. An agreement between the two countries would be decisive for the fate of the world.
07/12/2009 ASIA - UN
Copenhagen climate conference opens, along with business deals and data manipulation
Mandatory limits on emissions of carbon dioxide excluded. 10500 billion dollars in investment is needed. Concern for poor countries. The pope's appeal. The scandal of Climagate: scientists have decided to "tamper" with data on global warming to push for action. But according to others the earth is cooling.
23/09/2009 ASIA – UNITED NATIONS
China and India make vague promises on climate
President Hu Jintao says his country will cut CO2 emissions, but will not set precise targets. India does the same. New Delhi is prepared to cut emissions, but said it would not make any formal commitment in the absence of a global plan.
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