Doha: the world [allegedly] holds its breath before climate change summit - Telegraph
The delegates’ first task will be to ensure the survival of the Kyoto Protocol, with countries that agree to be bound by it signing up to new reduction targets. This is of enormous symbolic significance to developing countries; the negotiations are likely to collapse without it. But its practical impact is far smaller. Only Europe, Australia, Switzerland and Norway are likely to sign up: the really big polluting countries – China, the United States and India – are unaffected.Tax On Renewables: Will Austerity Government Follow Spanish Example? | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Mariano Rajoy’s pledge to tax utilities and power consumers signals Spain is planning to raise cash from renewable energy for the first time, a blow to an industry already struggling with subsidy cuts.China Seeks Delay Over Global Climate Treaty | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Beijing wants industrialised countries to commit to cuts in greenhouse gas emissions before agreeing to an extension of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol
Beijing’s top climate negotiator said yesterday that international discussions for a new global climate treaty starting from 2020 should not begin until next year, after the securing of renewed pledges by developed nations at climate talks starting next week to reduce their greenhouse gas emission from 2013.