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Kiribati is preparing for the worst because of the high seas

Small Pacific nation, living on the island of New Zealand in the ocean far, hastily trying to implement a plan to resettle all residents to higher islands, which are not subject to flooding caused by rising sea levels.

A group of 30 with a small atoll, which occupy Kiribati, lies only a few meters above sea level and is constantly struggling with coming water. But in the last year, this struggle is on the brink of life and death. The ocean absorbs the local villages, one by one, and the people to survive, are forced either to press their

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Ukraine in Kyoto-2 will reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 24%

Ukraine in 2020 will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 1990 levels, while for the purposes of the Kyoto Protocol will take commitment to retain emissions before this period at an average level of 76% from the same year, said Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Eduard Stavitsky .

At present, the capital of Qatar, is the UN conference on climate change. The main themes of a two-week talks, which began on 26 November, will be the conditions of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and its mechanisms for raising funds in the Green Climate

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Kyoto-2 can not be the sole result of the UN negotiations — EU

The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol can not be the sole result of the UN climate talks in Qatar, so we need to intensify efforts to "catch-up" direction, said European Commissioner for Climate Connie Hedegaard.

The Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which entered into force in 2005, requires the commitment by developed countries to reduce emissions imposed for a specified period, as well as market-based mechanisms for their implementation. The first commitment period of the Protocol to 31 December 2012.

The second period begins in 2013, its refusal to participate in it, apart

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South Korea wants to hold a preparatory conference on climate

South Korea wants to hold in 2013 a ministerial conference on climate change, which would contribute to the success of negotiations in the United Nations, said the country's Environment Minister Yu Yong Suk.

At present, the capital of Qatar, is the UN conference on climate change. The main themes of a two-week talks, which began on 26 November, will be the conditions of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and its mechanisms for raising funds in the Green Climate Fund.

Of talks and a meeting of Ministers representative of South Korea, which had previously bid to host the

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UN chief urged to accelerate the transition to a green economy

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the opening meeting of the heads of states and ministers under the UN climate talks urged to accelerate transformation in the global economy and the policies needed to address climate change.

At present, the capital of Qatar, is the UN conference on climate change, high-level meeting within it opens on December 4. The main themes of a two-week talks, which began on 26 November, will be the conditions of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and its mechanisms for raising funds in the Green Climate Fund.

"Let's speed up the transformation,

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Russia in 2020 will reduce CO2 emissions by 15-25%

Target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, Russia proposed to install at 15-25%, the draft presidential decree prepared by the Ministry of Environment.

Ministry of Natural Resources at the end of August has prepared a draft presidential decree on the approval of the target of the Russian Federation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development stated that the decree could be passed by the end of the year.

The new version of the document available to the RIA Novosti, was finalized following a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich on November

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Russia calls for the development of a roadmap agreement on climate

The Russian Federation considers necessary for the UN climate talks "road map" to develop a new global climate agreement, said presidential advisor, the special representative on climate Alexander Bedritsky.

The decision to begin development of a new global agreement, which should replace the Kyoto Protocol after 2020, adopted at the UN conference in Durban (South Africa) at the end of 2011. Prepare the text of the agreement is expected by the end of 2015.

"To be effective in this regard, the Doha necessary to define a common vision of the new agreement and to its development road map" — Bedritsky

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EU and U.S. support for discussion in Doha fossil subsidies

The EU and the U.S. continue to consider issue of non-energy subsidies to fossil fuels are extremely important and are willing to discuss it in the framework of the UN negotiations on climate change, said representatives of the two countries at a press conference at the conference in Qatar.

The decision to phase out environmentally hazardous direct and indirect energy subsidies on fossil fuels was made of the "big twenty" at a summit in 2009 in Pittsburgh. Environmentalists insist that the funds be redirected for other purposes consistent with the principles of sustainable development, in particular on the development of

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A new climate agreement should be based on reality — USA

Future agreement, the "successor" of the Kyoto Protocol after 2020 should reflect economic reality, and not based on the ideological division of the country, and that such an agreement to ratify the U.S. Congress, said U.S. special envoy on climate change Todd Stern at a press conference on Monday.

Decision to prepare a new agreement in 2015, which in the long term after 2020 will replace the Kyoto Protocol, countries adopted at the UN conference on climate change last year in South Africa.

Answering the question of what should be the new agreement, the U.S., have rejected the Kyoto Protocol,

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Russia does not need to force the discussion amendment to the UN convention on climate

Russia should not insist on its decision on the proposed amendment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as it reduces the level of trust between the negotiators, experts say environmental groups.

Russia in May, sent to the secretariat of the Convention to make a formal proposal to the text amendment, according to which the Annex 1 and 2 of the Convention — the list of countries that determine what obligations is a country — should be reviewed periodically in the light of the current socio-economic development of the Parties .

"Yes, we need to change the paradigm

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