COP15 seems to be facing hurdles. At the just held APEC summit, leaders agreed that a binding global-warming agreement at the summit was unrealistic. Also, the previously made pledge to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has been scrapped on grounds of being “very controversial”. APEC includes the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters, China [...]
Posts from ‘November, 2009’
2009 has been a critical year in the international effort to address climate change, one that will end with a major UN conference in Copenhagen (December 8-17). The conference’s aim is to reach a global agreement to tackle climate change in light of the fact that the current Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012.
As UN Secretary-General [...]
The World Bank recently released a report that focuses on the fact that developed countries need to take lead in addressing the climate issue, and that Abu Dhabi could potentially become an energy and water nexus, using the huge potential of solar energy.
On the flip side, as countries all over the world are exploring their [...]