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Norbert Röttgen Welcomes Cancun Agreements

Federal Minister for the Environment Norbert Röttgen welcomed the so-called “Cancun Agreement”, a package of decisions adopted by the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexiko, (COP 16/CMP 6).

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Cancun: German Environment Minister Calls Climate Protection an Opportunity for Economic Growth

In a speech given at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP16) in Cancun, Mexico, German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen tried to rally more support for climate protection by pointing out the potential benefits for economic growth.

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Second Round of Bonn UN Climate Change Talks Continues

A fresh round of UN Climate Change talks kicked off on Monday with representatives from 182 governments meeting in Bonn to take forward work from last year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15). As COP 15 failed to reached a global climate change agreement succeeding the Kyoto Protocol, the talks are designed to pick up on issues that were not resolved in Copenhagen and to pave the way for the full implementation of climate change action across the globe. Continue reading ‘Second Round of Bonn UN Climate Change Talks Continues’

Röttgen: Petersberg Climate Dialogue Gave Climate Protection Fresh Impetus

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue, which ended on 4 May 2010, gave climate protection a fresh impetus, said co-host Federal Minister for the Enviroment Norbert Röttgen. Contentious issue like CO2 reduction targets were, however, not discussed.

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German Environment Minister Calls for More Ambitious EU Climate Change Targets Ahead of Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Ahead of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, hosted jointly by Germany and Mexiko from 2 to 4 May 2010 on the Petersberg near Bonn, German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen called on the EU to tighten its CO2 reduction target from 20% to 30% until 2030. Continue reading ‘German Environment Minister Calls for More Ambitious EU Climate Change Targets Ahead of Petersberg Climate Dialogue’

Copenhagen Accord

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is over.  It ended with a minimalist so-called “Copenhagen Accord“, falling shot of many of the original goals.  The “Copenhagen Discord” leaves plenty of room for improvement during a conference now scheduled in Bonn for the middle of next year.

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Environmental Minister Röttgen Warns against Failure of Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen

Before the start of the talks on climate change in Copenhagen, German Environmental Minister Norbert Röttgen warned against a failure of the negotiations.   Continue reading ‘Environmental Minister Röttgen Warns against Failure of Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen’

Ban Ki-Moon: No Legally Binding Climate Change Treaty in Copenhagen

UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon apparently does not believe that a new legally binding climate change agreement will be adopted in Copenhagen in December, says Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Continue reading ‘Ban Ki-Moon: No Legally Binding Climate Change Treaty in Copenhagen’

Coalition Agreement: Environment, Energy and Climate Change Provisions

The winners of the German Federal Election of September 2009, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Democrats of Bavaria (CSU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) have decided on a coalition agreement for the second Cabinet headed by Chancellor Andrea Merkel (CDU).   Continue reading ‘Coalition Agreement: Environment, Energy and Climate Change Provisions’

The Copenhagen Climate Agreement: EU Positions and State of Play

In a press release, the European Commission informed about its latest positions and the state of play regarding a possible climate agreement to be concluded at the Copenhagen climate conference on 7-18 December 2009. Continue reading ‘The Copenhagen Climate Agreement: EU Positions and State of Play’