A Day That Shook The World: Kyoto Protocol introduced

On 16 February 2005 the industrial nations responsible for 55 percent of the world’ emissions entered into an agreement to reduce them by 5.2 percent by 2012.



Happy New Year? Britons among the most pessimistic in the world

The British are entering the new year in a gloomier frame of mind about their finances and job security than the citizens of most other industrialised countries, an international poll has discovered.

IEA raises oil demand outlook

Global oil demand will be higher than expected next year, the International Energy Agency said yesterday.

After the cop-out in Copenhagen, it's chaos in Cancun

The latest climate talks are at risk of achieving nothing

Huhne asked to 'bridge Kyoto gap' between nations

Britain's Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, was yesterday handed the job of solving the key problem which threatens the collapse of the UN climate talks in Cancun.

Climate talks in danger from Kyoto hangover

The UN climate talks in Cancun were teetering on the brink of failure late last night after a group of Central and South American countries said there would be no deal without a renewal of the current climate treaty, the Kyoto protocol.

Steve Connor: Link between fossil fuels and economic growth has to be broken

As things stand we could be facing average temperature rises of up to 6C, which civilisation has never encountered

Canadian police stop suspicious car near G20 summit site

Canadian police said today that they had pulled over a car containing "dangerous materials" near the site where an international summit will be held in Toronto this weekend.

Bodies of 21 babies washed ashore in China

The bodies of 21 babies have been washed ashore on a riverbank in eastern China and two hospital mortuary workers have been detained for allegedly dumping them.

UN inspectors to investigate 'new Iranian nuclear plants'

International inspectors are preparing to search for two new uranium enrichment sites in Iran, which the country says it plans to build in defiance of United Nations demands. According to reports, the UN inspectors are taking seriously claims by the head of Iran's atomic energy organisation that Tehran has ordered work to begin on new plants, and are trying to avoid a repeat of the debacle over the enrichment site at Qom, which Iran was able to keep hidden until last year.

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A climate campaigner marches in the streets of Copenhagen – and fears that the message is not getting through to the developed world's leaders

Rich nations slam climate draft, thousands protest

Industrial countries criticized a draft global warming pact Saturday for not making stronger demands on major developing countries as tens of thousands of banner-waving protesters demanding "climate justice" marched toward the U.N. conference.

Copenhagen comes down to a numbers game

Michael McCarthy on the battle over emissions cuts that is dividing the world

10 years to avoid climate change catastrophe, warns Met Office

Carbon emissions must start to fall within 10 years to limit the global temperature rise to the crucial 2C mark, experts at the Met Office warned.

Global board to control emissions payments

Britain has attempted to supply an answer to a key question exercising all the participants at the Copenhagen climate conference: who will hold the purse-strings for the new Climate Fund?

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