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Daily Digest – November 30th

In Daily Digest on November 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm

India, stubborn on carbon emissions targets

Top Indian officials dismissed a draft climate change proposal by Denmark that expects developing economies to peak their greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, news reports said Monday.

The draft document was circulated to a few countries ahead of the Dec. 7-18 summit in Copenhagen, which is supposed to draw up an agreement for controlling emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases causing global warming.

 

Will rich countries commit to climate financing for poor countries?

The EU was accused of threatening the global climate talks last night after confidential papers showed it wants existing overseas aid funding to be used to help poor countries adapt to global warming, not new and additional funds

 

Big developing countries unite on climate change

A clutch of major emerging economies including China and India have forged a united front to put pressure on developed countries at next month’s climate change negotiations in Copenhagen.

 

Did You Know

10 Things you didn’t know about the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

 

Key Players in Copenhagen

The names and profiles of key negotiators who’ll be in Copenhagen

 

Dalai urges world to act on climate change in Copenhagen

The world’s leaders must prioritize the issue of global warming above all else, the Dalai Lama said Monday, adding that he feels encouraged by next month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen.

The revered Buddhist figure and Nobel Peace Prize winner, in Australia for a series of lectures on universal responsibility and the environment, said politicians must focus their energy on finding a solution to climate change.

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