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  • ING Said to Price NN Unit at Midrange in $1.9 Billion IPO

  • Climate Treaty Like the One Gore Signed Isn't Coming Back: Ex-UN Climate Chief

    President Barack Obama's newly proposed power plant CO2 rules ignited coal-fired rage in some parts of the U.S. this week. From abroad comes muted applause and relief.The U.S. announcement could tilt the goal of UN climate change negotiations, away from an "international, legally binding" treaty, to a patchwork of national commitments. Pacts like the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. Senate blocked by a 95-0 vote in 1997, are probably a thing of the past, said former UN climate chief Yvo De Boer. He is now director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute in Seoul.De Boer and I spoke last week about the Obama administration's plans and the highly anticipated UN negotiations in Paris at the end of 2015. Preliminary talks are being held in Bonn, beginning today.Q: Is it still realistic for climate negotiators to want an "international, legally binding" treaty? Was it ever realistic if the U.S. always opposed one? A: If a country enters into a legally-binding commitment and they back away from it, what do you

  • China Seeks to Cap Fossil Fuel Emissions for First Time

    China is working on how to cap its greenhouse gas emissions for the first time, an effort that would spur the worldwide effort to hold back climate change.

  • Green Climate Fund Chief Seeks as Much as $15 Billion

    United Nations Green Climate Fund Executive Director Hela Cheikhrouhou is seeking to raise as much as $15 billion by the end of the year so she can start financing projects in poor countries.

  • ING’s 2 Billion-Euro IPO Tests Buyer Appetite

    ING Groep NV will try to execute Europe’s biggest initial public offering this year even as investor demand declines and competing share sales increase.

  • Ajax Wins Dutch League to Give De Boer Fourth Consecutive Title

    AFC Ajax NV clinched the Dutch soccer league for a fourth straight year as Frank de Boer set a national coaching record by overseeing the winning streak.

  • Japan, Russia Under Pressure to Renew Climate Vows, De Boer Says

    Japan, Russia and Canada face “significant pressure” to extend carbon-reduction pledges, and their refusal would jeopardize the Kyoto Protocol, the UN’s former climate chief Yvo De Boer said.

  • Sabic to Use Waste-Fat Feedstock in Move Beyond Naphtha

    Saudi Basic Industries Corp. plans to use cooking-oil and fat waste to produce plastics, expanding beyond its traditional naphtha and gas feedstock as European manufacturers seek packaging from renewable sources.

  • Tottenham Hotspur Fires Coach Tim Sherwood After Finishing Sixth

    Premier League soccer team Tottenham Hotspur fired coach Tim Sherwood after he took the club to a sixth-place finish following a tenure of less than five months.

  • UN Needs New Body to Spend CO2 Revenue, De Boer Says

    The United Nations needs a new body to spend revenue from future sales of carbon allowances, ensuring that developing nations build sustainable economies, according to the former climate chief.

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