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UKRAINE PLEDGES MORE EMISSIONS CUTS, BUT NATIONAL EMISSIONS GROWTH LOOKS CERTAIN – AND SIGNIFICANT

Ukraine is willing to assume more ambitious emissions reduction obligations, said the head of the Ukrainian delegation at the Durban climate talks, Nikolai Zlochevsky. Set against the background of other, less than comforting developments of the summit’s recently launched high-level segment, Ukraine’s statement surely came as an encouragement – even as it highlighted certain discrepancies that give one pause. Читать далее

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RECKLESS DISREGARD: RUSSIA KEEPS MUM ON BURNING FORESTRY ISSUE

On the eve of the 17th UNFCCC conference’s High-Level Segment, ecological non-governmental organizations that are on site observing the ongoing climate negotiations urged ministers to take real action to reduce emissions in the Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) sector. Читать далее

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NEW AMAP REPORT: ARCTIC MELT TO RAISE SEA LEVEL BY 1.6 METERS BY END OF CENTURY

New data presented by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) at a Tuesday side event in Durban show snow and ice cover in the Arctic has been depleting at an alarming rate, and the Arctic Ocean could become ice-free during summer seasons already by mid-century. By 2100, the fast-melting Arctic ice cap could lead global sea level to rise by1.6 meters. Читать далее

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POSITION STATEMENT OF NGO OBSERVERS AT THE CLIMATE TALKS IN DURBAN

Below2C greets the head of the Russian delegation, Alexander Bedritsky, at the COP17 climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, and encourages him to take decisive action to help prevent and combat climate change, as outlined below. Читать далее

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NUCLEAR ENERGY HAS NO PLACE IN FUTURE CLIMATE AGREEMENT

“Stop using nuclear power! You [are killing] the future!” was the message a group of young Japanese anti-nuclear activists delivered to the COP17 delegates during an action staged in front of the summit’s negotiations building. The banners they unfurled read “No more radiation!” and “NPP=No future.” Читать далее

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QUOTAS, MECHANISMS, EMISSION CHARGES – LOGIC, ANYONE?

Last Friday, Oleg Shamanov, coordinator of the Russian delegation at the COP17 climate talks, met with independent observers for an informal discussion of the delegation’s goals in Durban. Читать далее

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THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Official delegates from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan share their expectations for the COP17 climate talks Читать далее

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RUSSIA OBTAINED ITS FIRST «FOSSIL OF THE DAY» IN DURBAN (VIDEO)

«Russia earns «Fossil of the Day» for opposing the second commitment period of Kyoto protocol and for the intend to carry-over the hot air, both at the same time, although it is hard to explain logically», it is said by Climate Action Network, a network of over 700 environmental NGOs. Читать далее

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WHAT IS RUSSIA REALLY DOING IN DURBAN?

A taxpayer’s view of Russia’s position at the UN climate talks in South Africa. Читать далее

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FOOD SECURITY SHOULD BE NO IDLE FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR RUSSIA

The implications of climate change for global food security – a threat well appreciated even by those countries where food shortages have not yet become a problem – still remains a blind spot for Russia, an issue that Moscow does not believe is relevant to its foreign or domestic policy goals. Russia is certainly underestimating the risks.

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