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G8 deal on global warming limit will pave way for post-Kyoto Protocol treaty

July 13, 2009 / No Comments

The agreement reached at the recent summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations (the G8) held in Italy to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) could help a post-Kyoto Protocol treaty materialize in December 2009. According to Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission (EC), an agreement on the global temperature target, ...

Jose Manuel Barroso: G8 Agrees to Limit Global Warming to 2 degrees Celsius, Cut Emissions by 80%

July 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

The summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations – the G8 – being held in Italy has agreed to try limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) and also cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the member-nations by 80%. The goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius was adopted, for the first time, by the United States, Russia, ...

Japan’s New Green Deal

February 12, 2009 / No Comments

Japan's PM Taro Aso is ordering his ministries to draft a "Green New Deal" this week. The "Green New Deal" is expected to counter the twin towers threats of climate change and economic downturn. [caption id="attachment_3923" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Green New Deal"][/caption] Aso's stimulus package will focus on slashing greenhouse gases. Aso is expected to fall in step with new US President Barack Obama ...