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In Unprecedented Move, Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Protocol

December 14, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis In Unprecedented Move, Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Protocol 14 Dec 2011 Barely 24 hours after it signed a new global climate change agreement in Durban, South Africa, Canada became on Monday the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding treaty to reduce emissions […]

Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord

12 December 2011 Last updated at 23:04 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Environment Minister Peter Kent: ”Kyoto is not the path forward for a global solution for climate change” Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the minister of the environment has said. Peter Kent said […]

Durban climate conference agrees deal to do a deal – now comes the hard part

At the Durban climate talks, negotiators agreed to start work on a new climate deal that would have full legal force. Link to this video The Durban climate conference may have agreed a deal – or at least a deal to agree a deal – but the scale of the work that still needs to […]

Durban talks: how Connie Hedegaard got countries to agree on climate deal

Connie Hedegaard, the EU’s climate chief, has been hailed the hero of the Durban meeting that reached an unexpectedly solid outcome in the early hours of Sunday . “She is very, very good and we are very lucky to have her,” says Chris Huhne, the UK energy and climate change secretary. “She held everything together […]

Durban Climate Talks Produce Imperfect Deals

Negotiators at the U.N. climate conference in South Africa have approved a package of agreements to combat global climate change. While the deal is a step forward, observers say more should have been accomplished. After hours of political wrangling and compromise on all sides, delegates emerged from an all-night session Sunday with a way forward […]

Deal in Doubt as Durban Talks Wind Down

Time is running out for a major deal to tackle climate change at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in South Africa, and observers say the world’s biggest emitters are continuing to hold up progress on a new agreement to cut emissions. Delegates at COP17 are continuing to work on details of a European Union […]

Most EU Countries Accept New Fiscal Deal

Most members of the European Union agreed to a new deal Friday that is intended to address debt problems that have threatened the common euro currency and driven Europe into an economic crisis. The agreement increases EU supervision of government budgets of member nations. France and Germany pushed hard for the deal. After tough negotiations […]

EU Divided on New Deal to Save Eurozone

Stock markets and the value the euro currency rose after most members of the European Union agreed to a new deal Friday, increasing their economic ties to save the struggling eurozone. But reaction is mixed about the agreement, cobbled together after marathon talks among European leaders in Brussels. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi reacted […]

Europe Central Bank Lowers Rates

The European Central Bank lowered its benchmark interest rate Thursday to a record 1.0 percent. The move by the bank to help stimulate Europe’s economy came as France and Germany urged other European leaders to adopt their eurozone crisis plan at a key summit in Brussels. Just hours before the start of the European Union […]

European Debt Crisis Summit Starts

European leaders have started a two-day summit in Brussels in the latest effort to resolve the continent’s debt crisis and save the euro. Some officials have described the European summit as a moment of reckoning for the common currency, under siege by Europe’s burgeoning debt crisis.  But before the meeting opened Thursday night, there remained […]