COP 18 News & Press Releases

Fossil fuel subsidies in focus at Doha climate talks

Qatar – the host of U.N. climate talks that entered their final week Monday – is among dozens of countries that keep gas prices artificially low through subsidies that exceeded $500 billion globally last year. Renewable energy worldwide received six times less support...

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Health and Medical organizations sign the Doha Declaration

Health and medical organisations from around the world are calling for the protection and promotion of health to be made the one of the central priorities of global and national policy responses to climate...

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Greenhouse gas emissions rose three percent in 2011: UN Report

The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees, which is an international goal. The overwhelming majority of the increase...

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Russia backslides on 25 percent emission reduction goal in Doha

A draft presidential decree seen by RIA Novosti shows that Russia might be backing away from an unconditional 25% emission reduction target announced by Prime Minister Medvedev during the Rio+20 summit in June to its 15-25% range stated in the 2009 Copenhagen Accord....

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Youth activists bring energy, urgency to Doha climate talks

The increasing presence and impact of young people in the climate talks is not just because climate change is "inter-generational", says Fatima-Zahra Ibrahim, a law student at the University of Hull and one of seven UK youth climate coalition members in Doha. "Climate...

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Daily Tck 12/03: State of play in the high level Doha Climate Talks

Ministers have begun to arrive in Doha and crunch time begins with the high level segment starting on Wednesday. There is no question that we will leave Doha still on a path to a 4 degree + world, but we knew that before we...

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CARE: Civil Society asks for new ‘Loss & Damage’ framework

Over 40 international NGO’s have signed an open leader at the beginning of the high-level week at COP 18: The world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and many fragile and precious ecosystems, are already being hit by the devastating impacts of climate change. As a...

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What’s buzzing at Doha

Below is the TckTckTck social media wall, tracking what’s buzzing inside and outside the halls of the COP18 climate conference. It brings together a filtered feed of tweets, facebook posts, pins, youtubes, and new posts selected from a list of about 100 climate...

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Arab youth march through Doha in first climate rally in Qatari history

Several hundred climate activists, including members of a fledgling Arab youth movement, waved banners and called for Arab governments to take the lead in tackling climate change on Saturday, in Qatar's first-ever environmental...

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Study confirms: Polar ice sheets are shrinking worldwide

Between 1992—when polar satellite measurements began—and 2011, the results show that all of the polar regions except for East Antarctica are losing ice, said study leader Andrew Shepherd, a professor of earth observation at the University of Leeds in the...

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