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Cancun Breakthrough puts Climate Deal Back on Track

Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change welcomed the agreement made at the international climate change summit in Cancun, describing the deal as a turning point in the negotiations. Chris Huhne said, “A global climate deal is in the UK’s national interest and Cancun shows other countries also want to get on with getting an international deal.”

“We’ve worked hard to bring countries together and the expectations have been exceeded.”

“A global deal on climate change is now back on track.”

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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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COP16: Seeking Signs of Life in Stalled Climate Change Negotiations

New York – A year after the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Denmark ended in disarray, climate change negotiation veterans are gearing up to meet in Cancun, Mexico, for COP16, in hopes of achieving some progress in the development of a framework that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol.

In the white paper “COP16: Not the Final Countdown”,Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) examines the expectations for and potential outcomes of the COP16 meeting, as well as the potential implications for business.

“Climate change is too important an issue to be left in limbo,” . . . → Read More: COP16: Seeking Signs of Life in Stalled Climate Change Negotiations

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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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