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Poll shows support for climate action
Reply #30 - Dec 13th, 2007 at 2:31pm
 
Poll shows support for climate action

http://news.smh.com.au/poll-shows-support-for-climate-action/20071213-1grm.html

An overwhelming 86 per cent of Australians say the new Rudd government should move swiftly to cut the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a new poll shows.

The Greenpeace-commissioned Newspoll survey, which polled 1,202 adults early this month, also found strong support for phasing out and replacing the nation's coal-fired power stations with renewable energy sources by 2010.

Seventy seven per cent also said the government should begin phasing out existing coal-fired power stations and replacing them with renewable energy generation by 2010.

When asked about Australia's export coal industry, 73 per cent of respondents said coal exports should be capped or reduced.

He said Labor's existing climate policies would see Australia's total emissions increase to 15 per cent over 1990 levels by 2020, and instead cuts of 25 to 40 per cent were needed to prevent global warming from "topping the danger threshold".



Emissions goals bedevil climate talks

http://news.smh.com.au/emissions-goals-bedevil-climate-talks/20071213-1gvh.html

Delegates at climate talks in Bali are working to break a deadlock over US-led opposition to tough guidelines for developed nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

The non-binding range of 25-40 per cent cuts from 1990 levels by 2020 remains in draft text but the United States, Australia, Canada and others are opposed to these numbers, angering developing nations, whose own emissions are rising rapidly.

"Most countries want a binding range for the rich nations," said a developing nation delegate.



World demands breakthrough, UN chief tells deadlocked climate talks

http://news.smh.com.au/world-demands-breakthrough-un-chief-tells-deadlocked-climate-talks/20071212-1gqs.html

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday demanded a breakthrough from the Bali talks on framing an answer to climate change, but weary negotiators admitted this goal seemed elusive.

Environment ministers or their stand-ins from more than 180 countries have until Friday to agree a framework for tackling global warming past 2012, when pledges under the Kyoto Protocol expire.

"If we leave Bali without such a breakthrough, we will not only have failed our leaders but also those who look to us to find solutions, namely the peoples of this world," Ban said.
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Re: Bipartisan support for Kyoto - thanks Nelson
Reply #31 - Dec 13th, 2007 at 5:39pm
 
How strange - the world too is discovering Kevvy lies.
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Coalition backs draft Bali roadmap
Reply #32 - Dec 14th, 2007 at 12:09pm
 
Coalition backs draft Bali roadmap

http://news.smh.com.au/coalition-backs-draft-bali-roadmap/20071214-1h2p.html

The federal opposition has gone ahead of the Rudd government by declaring its support for the draft roadmap at the Bali climate-change talks - including deep greenhouse-gas emission cuts.



Climate change talks lurch into final day after Gore blasts US

http://news.smh.com.au/climate-change-talks-lurch-into-final-day-after-gore-blasts-us/20071214-1gzl.html

Al Gore on Thursday delivered a rousing call for the world to fight against climate change without the United States, which he accused of blocking tactics at the key UN conference in Bali.

Exhausted negotiators at the Indonesian resort island grappled over deadlocked text early Friday, just hours before the talks were scheduled to conclude.

But delegates questioned by AFP saw little hope of any early breakthrough on the biggest problem

http://news.smh.com.au/al-gore-urges-divided-un-climate-meet-to-ignore-us/20071213-1gwg.html



EU criticises Australia over Bali talks

http://news.smh.com.au/eu-criticises-australia-over-bali-talks/20071213-1gr1.html

The European Union criticised Australia over its apparent ambiguity in the key United Nations talks underway in Bali.

Negotiations are intensifying as nations try to reach agreement on a Bali roadmap to pave the way for a future global pact to fight climate change in two years time.

A key sticking point has been whether or not to include a non-binding guideline that rich countries aim to slash global greenhouse gas emissions by 25 to 40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020.
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Re: Bipartisan support for Kyoto - thanks Nelson
Reply #33 - Dec 14th, 2007 at 7:26pm
 
I'm afraid all I can do is repeat myself. 

deepthought wrote on Dec 13th, 2007 at 5:39pm:
How strange - the world too is discovering Kevvy lies.



Kevvy's full of bullstesticles.
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Rudd again calls on US to ratify Kyoto
Reply #34 - Jan 17th, 2008 at 2:55pm
 
Rudd again calls on US to ratify Kyoto

http://news.smh.com.au/rudd-again-calls-on-us-to-ratify-kyoto/20080117-1mju.html

Australia has again called on the US to ratify the Kyoto protocol ahead of its presence at a second round of climate change talks.

US President George W Bush has invited Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the United Nations to send representatives to the January 30-31 meeting in Hawaii.

The meeting will discuss reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy security and efficiency and sustaining economic growth for the world's major economies.

The talks will also discuss voluntary measures for helping poor countries acquire cleaner technology that would help them to stem their own greenhouse gas pollution.

Mr Rudd said Climate Change Minister Senator Penny Wong would represent Australia.



Govts discuss renewable energy targets

http://news.smh.com.au/govts-discuss-renewable-energy-targets/20080306-1xfv.html

The federal and state governments have taken another step towards unifying renewable energy targets, federal Climate Change Minister Penny Wong says.

After a meeting of climate change ministers in Sydney on Thursday, Senator Wong said the governments would next consider a plan to implement the Renewable Energy Target by next year.

The national scheme is aimed at reducing greenhouse gases by ensuring 20 per cent of electricity is generated by renewable energy sources by 2020.



Australia and PNG sign forests pact

http://news.smh.com.au/australia-and-png-sign-forests-pact/20080306-1x9m.html

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his Papua New Guinea counterpart Michael Somare have signed a pact to protect forests and reduce carbon emissions.

The agreement was signed at talks involving the two leaders in Port Moresby on Thursday.

Under the pact, a carbon trading scheme will be developed that can be linked to international markets.
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