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|Drawing in US, China and finance critical to climate deal - S. Africa|
Building a new, ambitious global climate agreement by 2015 will require drawing in China and the United States, and boosting financial help for poor nations so they feel “energised” to act, South Africa’s climate change ambassador has said.
|EU carbon permit surplus doubles in 2012|
The surplus of permits in the EU’s carbon market more than doubled last year to 2bn, according to fresh data that Brussels hope will rally support for its controversial plan to boost carbon prices.
|US states look to cut greenhouse gases|
A growing number of American states are looking at ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the absence of federal climate change legislation, with a northeastern scheme for trading carbon becoming a model.
|German split may delay EU carbon fix|
Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition blocked an opposition move to debate and vote on Europe's carbon market, highlighting the government's reluctance to take a stance on a proposed fix before Sept. 22 elections.
|Sydney Morning Herald|
|Nigeria: Senate Task Government On 2013 Flood Prediction|
The Senate has mandated its committee on Water Resources, Environment, Maritime Transport and Special Duties to find out the level of Government's preparedness to tackle the impending challenges from predicted rain floods in 2013.
|South Asia in Search of Coordinated Climate Policy|
With a combined population of over 1.7 billion, which includes some of the world’s poorest but also a sizeable middle class with a growing spending capacity, South Asia is a policymaker’s nightmare.
|Regional council takes first steps to reflect global interests |
The Arctic Council added China and five other countries as official observers yesterday, expanding the focus of the organization and underscoring the complicated politics created by newly open waters in the north because of climate change.
|In the spotlight|