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Durban talks should look to Leeds for inspiration

COP17's climate change talks should look to the English city of Leeds for inspiration, according to academic research.

Legally binding agreement a 'cornerstone' for COP17

The annual political battle against climate change began today (November 28) in the South African city of Durban.

2°C Challenge Communique published today

The 2°C Challenge Communique, calling on governments around the world to take action to "secure a low carbon-emission economy that is more resilient, more efficient and less vulnerable to global shock" was published this morning.

Rich countries under fire as emissions talks stall

Negotiators are already at loggerheads over plans for COP17 months before the South African climate change talks are due to start.

European leaders under-fire over energy reduction targets

Industry chiefs said today (January 13) that Europe's leaders need to take a stand on power savings as the continent continues to miss reduction targets.

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Luke Walsh presents the latest video news in our monthly round-up of what is happening in the environment.

Cancun ends in agreement ... sort of

International pressure on delegates at COP16 resulted in a very basic deal on bringing down emissions and cash for a green climate change fund.

Climate change increases risks of toxic pollutants

A UN study has found that climate change increases exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and heightens their toxic effects on humans and the environment.

Roger Helmer MEP

MEP launches billboard campaign against 'climate hysteria'

A Tory politician has launched a billboard campaign against what he calls 'climate hysteria'.

Chris Huhne to stay in Cancun for 'vital' talks

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne will not now return to London for the vote on student tuition fees.

Ireland pledges international support for climate change

Irish Minister for the environment, John Gormley T.D, has pledged funding to help the world's poorest nations address climate change.

Huhne set to fly back from COP 16

Environmental groups are decrying the decision to recall Chris Huhne and Greg Barker from the Climate Conference in Cancun for Thursday's student tuition fees vote.

COP 16 'the place to be' says Hara MD

The COP 16 Climate Change Conference is now more than half way through and continues with no concrete or binding agreements on the table so far.

UK needs 60% cut by 2030 to make emissions targets

The influential Committee on Climate Change today (December 7) called on the UK to cut its emissions by 60% compared to 1990 levels over the next two decades.

Amit Chatterjee, CEO Hara

Multi-million dollar deal with Emirate water and electricity provider

Hara, a major provider of environmental and energy management software have signed a multi-million dollar deal with Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).

Nick Martin, EMEA, Hara

Why Cancun is the place to be... for energy innovation

Read Nick Martin's article on this year's COP 16. Nick is Managing Director of EMEA, Hara.

Fears Kyoto Protocol to be replaced by non-legally binding Copenhagen Accord

As COP16 enters its second and final week observers fear a plan by the Mexican Government will see the Copenhagen Accord replace the Kyoto Protocol.

2010 one of hottest on record COP 16 told

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has released data at the Climate Change Conference confirming that 2010 was one of the hottest years globally on record.

Reforestation from the air proposed at COP16

Plans to reforest devastated acres of South America from the air have been unveiled at COP16.

Director of CONAGUA Jose Luis Luege Tamargo

COP16 takes lead on water issues

Water is on the agenda at COP16 after negotiators left it off the cards at Copenhagen.

PM calls on 'fast developing' nations to pay more

British prime minister David Cameron has called on 'fast developing' countries to put more money into the fight against climate change.

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Calls for compromise at COP 16

The 16th Climate Change Conference in Cancun opened yesterday with a speech from Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

COP16 stage ready for the delegates

COP16 just a 'stepping stone' for future meetings

United Nation's climate change talks get underway in Cancun today (November 29) with even the most optimistic observers hoping only that the talks will be a 'stepping stone' for future events.

Copenhagen failure casts long shadow over Cancun

The failure to get global leaders to agree to a legally binding agreement in Copenhagen has jeopardised chances of stabilising and cutting emissions levels, according to a new report.

UNFCCC executive secretary, Christiana Figueres.

Expectations 'realistic' with a week to go before COP16

With just seven days to go until the world largest gathering of environmental thought-makers the chances of a meaningful agreement coming out of Cancun are low.

Emissions set to rise to record levels in 2010

India and China's ever growing economies are set to push global emissions to record levels, according to a report released today (November 22).

The launch of Climate Week

Barker promises to keep coalition the 'greenest government ever'

Climate minister Greg Barker has promised to hold the coalition to its promise to be the 'greenest government ever', at the launch for the UK's first Climate Week.

Final climate change talks before COP16

The final round of meaningful talks before COP16 has outlined what could be decided next month in Cancun.

Mr Huhne at the Carbon Show

Huhne promises UK will be 'fastest improving' renewable nation by 2015

The UK's place in the relegation zone of Europe's renewable power generators is to be tackled by the Government.

Mexico City to host methane reduction talks

Dozens of nations will descend on Mexico City next month, as part of talks aimed at tackling global methane emission rates.

Mexico has clamped down on drug cartels but violence continues

Drug violence threatens COP16

Drug fuelled violence sweeping across Mexico now threatens crucial United Nation's climate change talks.

UK failing to do environment justice

A landmark legal win could help green campaigners in their fight for environmental justice in UK courts.

Rajendra Pachauri

IPCC went too far according to latest review

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change went 'beyond its remit' according to the latest independent review into its work.

Let's stop Cancun being a COP out

From the icy cold disappointment of Copenhagen to the sunny beaches of renewed optimism in Cancun the results, or failures, of COP16 are likely to dominate the news at the end of 2010.

Loopholes criticised by climate talks observers

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres says progress was made at the Bonn talks as she tries to build a framework for a successful COP16.

Pacific leaders call for 'legally binding' COP16 agreement

A meeting of Pacific leaders has called on fellow heads of state to come to a 'legally binding' agreement at the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) meeting in Mexico later this year.

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