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Durban Update: Current Global Climate Efforts Not Enough, Action Needed at Durban

Panama City – Governments recognize that they need to speed up and scale up their efforts to combat climate change and they know that negotiations this week in Panama are important to prepare the ground for the next successful step towards that goal in Durban, the UN climate change chief said. The meeting in Panama City (1 to 7 October 2011) is the last formal negotiating session of the year designed to prepare for the next annual UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa (28 November to 9 December 2011).

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Canada Sweeps All Three Fossil of the Day Awards on First Day of UN Climate Talks

Cancun, Mexico – The Canadian Government, led by returningEnvironment Minister John Baird, has kicked off the UN climate talks in Cancun by winning an incredible first, second and third place Fossil of the Day awards! With three consecutive Colossal Fossil of the Year awards behind them, it seems this government is continuing its reckless approach to climate change in the hopes of setting even more fossil records. Canada won its first colossal fossil in Bali under the leadership of Minister Baird.

The Fossil of the Day is an award voted on and given by over 400 . . . → Read More: Canada Sweeps All Three Fossil of the Day Awards on First Day of UN Climate Talks

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Enel Green Power Brings Light to Cop16 Sessions

Mexico City – Within the framework of the COP16 negotiations on climate change, which are being held in Cancun from November 29 to December 10, and as a sign of public-private sector cooperation towards environmental protection and renewable energy development between Mexico and Italy, Enel Green Power has launched a solar power plant specifically designed to provide the venue of the Conference of the Parties included in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16) with renewable energy.

The project has been implemented with the support of the Italian Ministry of Environment and SEMARNAT, the . . . → Read More: Enel Green Power Brings Light to Cop16 Sessions

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NatureWorks Partners with Climate Action for the Cop16 in Cancun

Minnetonka, Minnesota – During December’s UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP16) in Cancun, Mexico, NatureWorks LLC and Climate Action will present how leading international brands are usingIngeo to cut their carbon footprint. Ingeo is the market-leading material among a new generation of fibers and plastics, made from plants, not oil.

For its second year, NatureWorks will partner with Climate Action at COP16 to develop a series of activities under the theme of “Innovative, Sustainable Product Development for Everyday Use”. Their goal is to share how NatureWorks’ Ingeo partners are contributing to COP16’s and Climate Action’s goals . . . → Read More: NatureWorks Partners with Climate Action for the Cop16 in Cancun

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UNICA takes Brazil’s Success with Clean, Renewable Energies to COP16 and WCS in Cancun

Sao Paulo – The Brazilian experience spanning nearly four decades with large-scale production and use of sugarcane ethanol will be presented in a variety of formats by theBrazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) at theUnited Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) and the World Climate Summit (WCS), which happen simultaneously from November 29 to December 10 in Cancun, Mexico.

“Almost 50% of all the energy utilized in Brazil comes from renewable sources. That’s three times the global average, an achievement that can certainly be an example for the rest of the world as well as giving Brazil a . . . → Read More: UNICA takes Brazil’s Success with Clean, Renewable Energies to COP16 and WCS in Cancun

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UN Climate Conference in Cancún Kicks Off with Calls for Commitment & Compromise

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico, kicked off Monday with calls for commitment and compromise.

In his opening speech, Mexican President Felipe Calderón cited last year’s hurricane in Mexico, this year’s floods in Pakistan and fires in Russia as examples of increasing incidences of natural disasters brought about by climate change and already affecting the poorest and most vulnerable.

Calling on negotiators in Cancún to make progress in the interest of their children and grand-children, he said that the “eyes of the world” were focused on the meeting.

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Will the G20 Help Cancun to Succeed?: An article by Sergio Abranches, Ecopolity

The leaders of the G20 have pledged that they “will spare no effort to reach a balanced and successful outcome in Cancun”. Will this really come through? Sergio Abranches, an independent researcher, writer, journalist and blogger on Ecopolitics, analyzes the recent climate talks at Seoul and possible outcomes of upcoming Cancun Summit.

It is clearly in the G20’s power to lead Cancun to deliver sound outcomes. But will they use this power? To have a hint of what they might do in Cancun, we should first look at what they’ve done about the global currency disequilibrium . . . → Read More: Will the G20 Help Cancun to Succeed?: An article by Sergio Abranches, Ecopolity

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