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Cancun climate conference leaves major decisions for future

December 13th, 2010

The latest United Nations Climate Change Conference drew to a close in Cancun, Mexico, Saturday with agreements on a number of issues, including the creation of a world fund to help poor nations deal with global warming. Participants said the meeting was a success, in that it kept the process going with hopes of achieving a comprehensive, legally binding treaty at a future conference. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Cancun, there are still some political roadblocks ahead:

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Boycotting, sitting in, sleeping out – the quickening politics of climate change

November 6th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

One thing you can say about the politics of climate change — people are getting hotter about it.

As we approach the Copenhagen world conference (Dec. 6 – 18), those close to the negotiating progress are becoming more frustrated with the plodding pace of official change.

This week in Barcelona, where negotiators met for pre-talks, activists and leaders of African nations demonstrated to try to win more concessions from industrial nations.

Student activists staged a sit-in at the doors to the conference to press for greater reductions in greenhouse gas targets, beyond even the 30 percent reduction by 2020 proposed by the European Union. What this portends for the US, which hasn’t yet put numbers on the table, is anyone’s guess.

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California teen starts Kids vs. Global Warming group

August 11th, 2009

By Harriet Blake Green Right Now At a time when most 15-year-olds are thinking about sports, learning to drive and dating, Alec Loorz is trying to stop global warming. The Ventura, California teen is the creator of Kids vs. Global Warming, a non-profit group dedicated to getting youth involved in the fight against global warming. [...]

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