Green Politics

Ex-President Clinton: Green movement needs money

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the success of the alternative energy movement is hampered by a lack of financing. His comments came as world leaders attending his annual philanthropic conference expressed fears about rising seas.

Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming

The global warming theory left him out in the cold. Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premie...

UN security council to consider climate change peacekeeping

Suzanne Goldenberg The Guardian 21.07.2011
UN security council to consider climate change peacekeeping

A special meeting of the United Nations security council is due to consider whether to expand its mission to keep the peace in an era of climate change.

Prince Charles an 'eco-hypocrite,' film-maker charges...

After the delights of last week’s royal wedding, back to the day job for Prince Charles, who will be arriving in Washington in the coming days to a full-frontal assault from some of America’s noisiest climate change sceptics.

Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world

Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions.

Hong Kong's first eco-friendly prison sparks row

Hong Kong's first environmentally-friendly prison has stirred up a debate in one of the world's most densely populated cities where many live in dingy and overcrowded high-rise flats.

Sir Paul McCartney: I like Obama... and he’s right to have a go at us for polluting his country

THE shocking images of oil-covered wildlife and ruined beaches across the Gulf of Mexico have horrified millions. But passionate green campaigner Sir Paul McCartney believes the environmental disaster may have a silver lining, with the search for ...

'Follow the Islamic way to save the world,' Prince Charles urges environmentalists

Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic 'spiritual principles' in order to protect the environment. In an hour-long speech, the heir to the throne argued that man's destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all ...

Massachusetts Town Bans Bottled Water Sales

The Boston Channel 05.05.2010
Massachusetts Town Bans Bottled Water Sales

The town of Concord has banned the sale of bottled drinking water in town beginning in 2011.

EU leaders considering weaker emissions plan

James Kanter, Stephen Castle IHT 12.12.2008
EU leaders considering weaker emissions plan

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders on Friday agreed to a dramatically weakened plan to reduce emissions. Leaders said the accord, which offers a swathe of concessions to polluting companies and countries, would not jeopardize their overall target of...

Climate protesters demand swifter U.N. action

POZNAN, Poland (Reuters) - Thousands of climate protesters, some dressed as polar bears, devils or penguins, demanded on Saturday swifter action from the United Nations to combat global warming.

Developing nations seek cash in UN warming fight

Alister Doyle, Gabriela Baczynska Reuters South Africa 03.12.2008
Developing nations seek cash in UN warming fight

POZNAN, Poland (Reuters) - Developing nations urged rich nations at U.N climate talks on Tuesday to raise aid despite the financial crisis to help the poor cope with global warming and safeguard tropical forests.

Residents on march for greener Kwun Tong

More than 200 Kwun Tong residents took to the streets yesterday to express discontent over their deteriorating environment and the lack of consultation on redevelopments plans.

A Skeptical Environmentalist Visits Seattle

John Barnes 19.07.2008
A Skeptical Environmentalist Visits Seattle

Last Tuesday Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, addressed a packed ballroom of more than 300 people at the downtown Seattle Westin. His topic: putting the climate change problem in perspective.

China 'committed to fighting' climate change

TOYAKO, Japan: The world has to fight climate change together but the responsibilities of the developed and developing countries in this battle has to be different, President Hu Jintao reiterated Wednesday.

China backs call for climate, food action

THE leaders of five major developing countries yesterday called for the world's wealthy nations to do far more to battle climate change and tackle rising food prices before they lead to a spiral of poverty and instability.

G8 endorses halving of greenhouse gas emissions

Xinhua Shanghai Daily 08.07.2008
G8 endorses halving of greenhouse gas emissions

LEADERS of the G8 countries have agreed on the long-term target of at least halving their greenhouse gas emission by 2050, participants of the G8 summit said today.

Bangladesh wants SAARC fund for climate change

Masud Karim, Anis Ahmed, David Fogarty Reuters UK 02.07.2008
Bangladesh wants SAARC fund for climate change

DHAKA, July 1 (Reuters) - Bangladesh has proposed the creation a fund to fight climate change in densely populated South Asia, which experts say is vulnerable to rising seas, melting glaciers and greater extremes of droughts and floods.

'India's climate change plan is better than China's'

Indrani Bagchi The Times of India 01.07.2008
'India's climate change plan is better than China's'

NEW DELHI: As India heads into the G-8 summit to face the world on its climate change strategy, the government's policymakers believe India has a more evolved and far-sighted climate change policy than China.

Japan PM under pressure to set interim Co2 goal

TOKYO, June 9 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda was expected to unveil on Monday a target to cut Japan's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but also faces pressure to set an interim goal to show leadership as host of a G8 summit next month.