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Turnbull government would consider supporting amended version of Kyoto Protocol

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

Climate change experts yesterday urged the federal government to immediately ratify the Kyoto Protocol after Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed the government would consider supporting an amended version, wrote Lenore Taylor, national affairs writer, in The Australian Financial Review (11/10/2007, p.7).

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Australian government willing to consider agreement through Kyoto if UN talks succeed

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

The United Nations had two sets of talks under way to try to find a way forward — one looking at a new agreement or protocol under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and one looking to amend the Kyoto Protocol for a second commitment time frame, wrote Lenore Taylor in The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p. 8). Read the rest of this entry »

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Details of Greens’ plebiscite on Australia ratifying Kyoto Protocol; Fed Govt has under 20pc public support for its stance, says Greens leader

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown moved a number of amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 in the Federal Senate on 17 September 2007, designed to force a plebiscite about the ratification by Australia of the ‘Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the Kyoto Protocol)’ to be conducted at the next Federal election.

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Global climate talks: Downer and Turnbull to attend 27 Sept meeting of major polluters called by US president George Bush, who will host 15 countries plus EU in Washington

Posted by gmarkets on 22 September, 2007

Foreign Minister Alexander Downer was to attend a Monday climate summit in New York called by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who has invited heads of state and other top officials from more than 150 countries, according to Tracy Sutherland in The Australian Financial Review (22/9/2007, p.9).

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Indonesia orders Bali lobbying-frenzy to reverse first-round Kyoto agreement that does not include tradeable emissions from forest land

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The APEC summit will help set the stage for the UN climate change conference in Bali in December by putting the Kyoto protocol to one side “and just talking about the Earth”, according to Indonesia’s Environment Minister, reported The Australian (4/9/2007, p.7). Read the rest of this entry »

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APEC conference was a disaster, which ended with a “weak and cowardly” declaration on climate change, argue Federal Greens, Democrat senators

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The APEC conference was a disaster which ended with a “weak and cowardly” declaration on climate change, Greens senators say. Read the rest of this entry »

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Los Angeles Times labels APEC a “festival of fakery” and anti-Kyoto grandstanding

Posted by gmarkets on 18 September, 2007

John Howard may have talked up his Sydney Declaration but a leading US newspaper has attacked the APEC climate change plan as “vague” and “useless for anything but padding a fading prime minister’s environmental resume,” reported The Australian (10/9/2007, p.9).

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Chinese President Hu’s plan: next round of Kyoto to form the mechanism for securing international action post 2012

Posted by gmarkets on 18 September, 2007

Senator John Hogg, Senator for Queensland, Member of the Australian Labor Party asked Senator Minchin, the Minister representing the Prime Minister;

• Can the minister confirm that the Prime Minister failed in his attempt to sideline Kyoto in his APEC Sydney declaration?

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Not signing, but meeting, Kyoto targets: Aus takes lead in forestry GHG cuts, says Turnbull

Posted by gmarkets on 18 September, 2007

Australia had taken practical steps to reduce carbon emissions by deforestation initiatives and international agreements, said Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Liberal member for Wentworth in NSW, in the Federal House of Representatives (11/9/2007).

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