UN conference to deal with carbon reductions

UN conference to deal with carbon reductions

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The U.N.’s top climate official said Sunday she expects governments to make a long-delayed decision on whether industrial countries should make further commitments to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Amid fresh warnings of climate-related disasters in the future, delegates from about 190 countries were gathering in Durban for a two-week conference beginning Monday. They hope to break deadlocks on how to curb emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N. climate secretariat, said the stakes for the negotiations are high, underscored by new scientific studies…

Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday branded climate change a “huge, huge enemy” that threatened the common home of humanity, imperilling rich and poor alike…

Read Full Article, AP

After apartheid, Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu aims at ‘huge enemy’ climate change, AFP
At a rally on the eve of the 12-day UN climate talks in Durban, Tutu said that after the battle to crush apartheid, mankind must now unite in the goal of conquering carbon.

A meaningful Durban treaty would be a triumph of weak over strong, Mark Lynas, Guardian
Tough, legally binding targets are the only way to tackle climate change, but powerful, high emitting nations will be stubborn.

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