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Tensions emerge over timetable for raising climate ambition

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UN climate talks will resume in Bonn on Monday (Photo:Axel Kirch/CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

China, India and other emerging economies are opposed to any mandatory raising of national climate pledges before 2020

November 3, 2017 — As negotiators from 195 countries head to Bonn, Germany, for annual climate talks, tensions are emerging over the timetable for raising ambition. Continue reading Tensions emerge over timetable for raising climate ambition

Germany, China urge U.S. to stick to Paris climate pact

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URGING AMERICA. German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks (2nd L) speaks during the press conference at the start of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Germany, May 22, 2017. Seated next to her (2nd R) is Xie Zhenhua, Chinese climate envoy. Photo courtesy BMUB/Thomas Kohler

Both top officials also reiterated their countries’ full support for the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in 2015 and came into force last November 2016

BERLIN, Germany (May 23, 2017) — The uncertainty over the United States’ decision on whether it will withdraw from the historic Paris climate agreement looms large as ministers from 30 nations gather in the German capital for informal talks on international climate policy. Continue reading Germany, China urge U.S. to stick to Paris climate pact