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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Legally Binding Climate Deal Unlikely Until 2011, UN's Yvo De Boer Says

    An international treaty to fight climate change is likely to take shape during United Nations talks in December and be completed a year later, the UN’s top climate official Yvo de Boer said.

  • Kyoto Veterans Say Global Warming Goal Slipping Away

    The only three living diplomats who have led the United Nations global warming talks said there’s little chance the next climate treaty will prevent the world from overheating.

  • Warming Talks Risk Fizzling With Disorder on the Dais

    The future of a global climate agreement may rely on a French minister wielding a gavel.

  • 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.

  • Bleary-Eyed UN Negotiators Press on

    Two weeks of UN climate negotiations take a toll on participants, who are often engaged in highly technical discussions until the early hours.

  • Australia Can Influence `Bold Advance' on Carbon Policy, De Boer Declares

    Australia can influence global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and should make a “bold advance” to tackle the issue, said Yvo de Boer , former head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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