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Archive : August 2012


August 31, 2012

The Week Ahead: Climate Talks Wrap Up in Bangkok, Trade Officials Meet in Russia

A final round of U.N. climate change talks in Bangkok before formal negotiations take place at the end of the year are set to end Sept. 5.

August 24, 2012

The Week Ahead: A Look at Energy, Environmental Issues Republicans May Raise During Convention

With the Republican Convention getting underway in Tampa, Fla., in the week ahead, presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s energy and environmental views likely will be talked about, however, most...

August 17, 2012

The Week Ahead: U.N. Green Climate Fund to Hold First Board Meeting, Selection of Host Country Expected This Year

The first meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board will be held Aug. 23-25 in Geneva. The fund, launched last year during United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties in South Africa, is intended to raise $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer countries cope with the effects of climate change. However, as detailed in an April 11 World Climate Change Report article, some observers doubt that developed nations are prepared to raise that amount of funding.

August 10, 2012

The Week Ahead: Senate Hearings in New Mexico to Focus on Impact of Climate Change on West

While Congress has left Washington, D.C., for its August recess, the effects of climate change on the West--including record-breaking drought conditions and wildfires--will be the subject of two field hearings by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Aug. 15 and 17 in Santa Fe, N.M.

August 3, 2012

The Week Ahead: California to Work on Adaptation Strategy, China Expected to Launch Trading Platform

As Congress takes its August recess, climate and energy events in the week ahead include a California adaptation meeting and the launch by China of a rare earth trading platform.