Copenhagen climate change conference

China’s Green Progress Leaves US Red-Faced

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts contrasts the momentum of Chinese and American emissions trading schemes, and suggests that the United States’ lack of leadership could be a strategic error: China is both desperate and...

China and U.S. Narrow Gap in Climate Talks

In the year since the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, both China and the U.S. have softened their positions and are now more likely to reach agreement at the ongoing Cancun talks. From the New York Times: The verification...

Stalled UN Climate Talks to Resume in China

Tianjin is hosting a new round of talks aimed at jump-starting the negotiations that stalled after the Copenhagen climate change conference last year. From AFP: The six days of talks in the northern port city of Tianjin, due to...

How China and India Sabotaged the UN Climate Summit

Der Spiegel has obtained audio recordings of the meetings of world leaders at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit which produced the final agreement: He Yafei was playing for time and constantly requesting interruptions,...

China and India Join Climate Accord

Three months after the conference, both India and China have agreed to formally sign onto the climate change agreement reached at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. From the New York Times: The two countries, among the...

China, U.S. Praise Nonbinding Climate Agreement

AP reports: China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, on Sunday lauded the outcome of the U.N. climate conference, which produced a nonbinding agreement that urges major polluters to make deeper emissions...

Climate: Does the World Need a China-US Deal?

With the Copenhagen climate change conference wrapping up in a couple of days, there may yet be progress on a deal between the U.S. and China, which has been one of the major stumbling blocks so far. From Reuters: The Dec 7-18...

China and U.S. Hit Strident Impasse at Climate Talks

The New York Times reports on the impasse between the U.S. and China over monitoring and compliance of any any treaty: Chinese negotiators have said little during formal negotiation sessions here, where they have been working in...

Global Warming Talks Spark Friction between US and China

The war of words between Chinese and U.S. negotiators at the Copenhagen climate change conference continues. From the Christian Science Monitor: Perhaps the most visible disagreement so far is the one between the US, the...

China in Copenhagen Day 4

The Green Leap Forward blog looks at the day’s events at the Copenhagen climate change conference, with negotiations continuing over an alternative to the leaked “Danish text”: A significant shift and softening...

China, U.S. Trade Barbs at Climate Talks

The Copenhagen climate change conference is being hampered by a war of words between China and the U.S., AP reports: U.S. chief negotiator Todd Stern urged China to “stand behind” its promise to slow the growth of...

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