Doha negotiations stalled

The first week of the conference on climate change and extension of the Kyoto Protocol in Doha ended without making any significant decisions or revolutionary developments. Unfortunately, the country members could not reach consensus on the timing, the permissible values of the emissions, the deadline for implementing the new protocol and a number of other small nuances. EU countries insist Kyoto-2 worked for eight years, and sees no need to increase the already existing 20-percent rate of emissions for the year 2020 to 30 percent. Small island states more impressed period of 5 years. According to them, this is how

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Russia fell in the climate rating in 56th place out of 61

Russia due to a lack of effective climate policy and the growth in greenhouse gas emissions fell in the ranking of climatic "champions" at the 56 th place out of 61, losing one position from last year, it should be a new version of the climate rating of Climate Change Performance Index 2013.

Index calculated by the analytical group Germanwatch, considers 13 indicators of the three main groups — the current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, their current and projected dynamics and efficiency of the internal climate policy. Rating is calculated for countries, which account for at least 1% of

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CO2 emissions in 2012 reached a record 35.6 billion tons — scientists

Carbon dioxide emissions for the year 2012 reached a record high of 35.6 billion tons, exceeding the 2010 record of 2.2 billion tonnes due to increased emissions in India and China, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

According to the calculations of climate scientists led by Corinne Le Coeur (Corinne Le Quere) from the Center for Climate name Tindella in Norvik (UK), no crisis, no existing emission reduction commitments did not prevent the establishment of a new "record."

Thus, humanity has managed to increase the previous record — 33.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide, 6.1%,

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The participants of the UN negotiations in Doha will prepare drafts of decisions

Working groups at the UN conference on climate change to Saturday evening to prepare draft final documents, which are then written to the ministers and heads of delegation, told reporters Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres.

More than 17,000 delegates, experts and journalists gather in Qatar's capital to participate in a UN conference on climate change. As expected, 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.

Secretary of

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Developed countries in Qatar are trying to circumvent the deadlock in the work — expert

USA, Australia, Russia and a number of other developed countries on the UN climate talks in Qatar submitted a proposal to direct the work in a more practical path and "get around" the current impasse in the work of a working group, RIA Novosti said the coordinator of the program "Climate and Energy" World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Alexei Kokorin.

More than 17,000 delegates, experts and journalists gathered in the capital of Qatar, to attend a UN conference on climate change. As expected, the main themes of a two-week talks, which began on 26 November, will be the conditions of

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Russia could encourage CO2 reduction through energy efficiency

Mechanism to support projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Russian Federation can be realized through the state program for energy conservation and efficiency, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Presidential Advisor, Special Representative of the President for Climate Alexander Bedritsky.

"The Department (of economic development) has to focus now, as a measure that could be implemented quickly enough, the incentives through the state program to increase energy efficiency in conjunction with the activation mechanism for evaluation and design of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions," — said Bedritsky, commenting outcome of the meeting of the interdepartmental working

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The Russian government approved a plan in March, the UN negotiations on climate change in 2013

Roshydromet week finalize and send to the government plan for the necessary actions on the session on the UN negotiations on climate change in Qatar in late 2012, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Presidential Advisor, Special Representative of the President for Climate Alexander Bedritsky.

"There's a number you must perform or prepare proposals for the relevant agenda items. Roshydromet prepared a draft plan, we discussed it. Within a week we will consider the comments and suggestions, and then he goes to perform to the authorities," — said Bedritsky.

Participants negotiating session in Qatar, in particular, agreed in early

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Russia now does not need a tax on greenhouse gas emissions — Bedritsky

A tax on greenhouse gas emissions has not been discussed as a possible measure of the incentive to reduce their emissions in Russia, because at this stage it is not necessary, said the presidential adviser, Special Representative of the President for Climate Alexander Bedritsky.

Earlier media reported that China plans tax reform in the environmental field and, in particular, a tax on greenhouse gas emissions. Such a tax would now operates in Australia, in addition, in February of U.S. senators introduced a bill that would impose in the event of the first such tax in the history of the U.S.

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UN talks on climate change in 2013 is likely to be held in Warsaw

Meeting of States Parties of the Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2013, likely to take place in Warsaw, Poland — the country will take climate talks for the second time in six years, told the representative of the Directorate of EU climate and a member of the European delegation at the negotiations in Doha Artur Runge-Metzger.

Negotiations the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in 1994, the Presidency of the conference are selected according to the principle of geographical rotation. In 2013, the conference should be adopted by a group of Eastern European countries, which, in particular,

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The outgoing year was the warmest in the world on record

2012 based on the results of the first ten months in the top ten warmest in the history of observations, despite some "cooling" vyzvannoefenomenom La Niña, according to an annual report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

According to the report presented at the UN conference on climate change, from January to October 2012 was the ninth in the list of the warmest in history of meteorological observations since 1850. On average in this period of global surface temperature was about 0.45 degrees above the average for the 1961-1990 figure of 14.2 degrees Celsius.

As noted by the WMO in

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