By The Canadian Press - Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 0 Comments
DOHA, Qatar – Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are poring over new draft agreements…
DOHA, Qatar – Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are poring over new draft agreements on emissions cuts by rich countries and aid for poor ones as United Nations climate talks spilled into the weekend.
The two-week conference was set to finish Friday, but as so often in the annual U.N.-led talks, negotiators struggled to reach an agreement, especially on money matters.
After all-night wrangling, the latest drafts Saturday lacked the strong commitments on climate action and financing by rich countries that poor countries had hoped for. Final decisions were expected later in the day.
Countries plan to adopt a new climate pact by 2015. The Doha conference focused on side issues such as extending an existing emissions treaty for rich countries and increasing financing to help poor countries cope with global warming.
By The Associated Press - Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 6:51 AM - 0 Comments
DOHA, Qatar – A few hundred people have marched in a peaceful demonstration for…
DOHA, Qatar – A few hundred people have marched in a peaceful demonstration for “climate justice” in Doha, where negotiators from nearly 200 countries are debating about how to slow the onset of global warming and help protect the most vulnerable countries from rising seas and other impacts of climate change.
Waving banners saying “Stop climate change” and “Arabs reduce emissions,” the well-behaved crowd marched along the Qatari capital’s Corniche, a waterfront walkway lined by gleaming skyscrapers.
One of the organizers noted that “it’s not a protest, it’s a march for peace.”
The march was billed as the first environmental rally ever in the wealthy emirate, which is hosting the two-week U.N. talks aimed at forging a global deal to curb emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases.