In the final days of the climate conference, the Canadian bid to draw Washington into future global talks on climate change went unsuccessful. The United States on Wednesday rejected the Canadian bid. The new round that would extend mandatory cutbacks in carbon emissions has failed severely. But, through the discussions and talks various solutions have spearheaded to combat global warming from the roots:
1. U.N. climate talks near Kyoto renewal roadmap
Industrialized nations neared accord on a vague road map to extend the Kyoto Protocol at U.N. climate talks on Thursday. But, Washington showed no sign of budging from plans to pursue its own strategy on global warming.
2. UN climate talks speed Third World investments
To speed investments in clean-energy projects in the Third World, negotiators at U.N. climate talks agreed on Thursday, as host Canada struggled to enlist the United States in a long-term fight against global warming. Overcoming an objection by Saudi Arabia, negotiators from 160 nations also agreed on a set of rules to ensure compliance with the United Nations’ Kyoto Protocol. It obliges many developed nations to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.
3. UN climate talks agree Kyoto compliance rules
Skirting objections by Saudi Arabia, delegates said on Thursday, Environment ministers at U.N. climate talks have agreed rules for policing the Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming, Details of how to enforce the Kyoto accord were the final chapter of a voluminous Kyoto rulebook adopted last week at the November 28-December 9 climate talks. It obliges many developed nations to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.
4. U.N. talks support clean energy in poor nations
U.N. talk-negotiators agreed to speed investments in clean-energy projects in the Third World on Thursday. But, they remained deadlocked on ways to enlist the United States in a long-term fight against global warming. A draft decision to go to ministers at the talks reassured investors and Third-World nations that the so-called “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM), would last beyond 2012, when the first phase of the U.N.’s Kyoto protocol runs out. These are to end on Friday, December 9.
5. Canada promises to meet Kyoto emissions targets
Under the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol, Canada will meet 2012 goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, even though the country is far above target, Prime Minister Paul Martin said at a U.N. conference on Wednesday. Even though the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol binds Canada to cutting its emissions by six percent below 1990 levels by 2008-12, U.N. data showed that Canada’s emissions of greenhouse gases are running 24.4 percent above 1990 levels.