New Zealand does not come out of the Kyoto Protocol

New Zealand, which had previously announced his refusal to participate in the second period of the Kyoto Protocol, has no plans to withdraw from the agreement and will continue to provide its international reporting standards, said representatives of the country at the UN climate talks in Doha (Qatar).

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

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U.S. says UN indispensable platform to address climate

Negotiation platform UN remains irreplaceable in terms of public participation in addressing climate change, but can operate successfully and in other organizations, said the deputy special representative of the country on climate Jonathan Pershing (Jonathan Pershing).

Two weeks before the start of negotiations the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha (Qatar), media reported, citing sources in the negotiation process that the United States expects to move the focus to the discussion of climate change in the UN system, where the decision requires a consensus of all 195 parties to the agreement, to other "more comfortable" area, in

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Environmentalists call for Australia to increase the commitments under the Kyoto-2

Environmental groups at the UN climate talks in Qatar called on Australia, which had earlier announced to participate in the second period of the Kyoto Protocol, to increase their obligations under it, a statement environmentalists made at a press conference on Monday.

The Kyoto Protocol to the Convention, which entered into force in 2005, contains quantitative commitments by developed countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The first commitment period of the Protocol to 31 December 2012. The second period begins in 2013, its refusal to participate in it said Russia, Japan, New Zealand, and Canada, which in December 2011 formally

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Qatar officially headed the UN climate talks

South Africa officially handed over the presidency of negotiations on Climate Change to Qatar, whose representative, opened the first negotiating session.

More than 17,000 delegates, experts and journalists gathered in the capital of Qatar to participate vkonferentsii UN 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.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, who led the negotiations in 2012, officially handed over the representative

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Environmentalists urged Qatar to announce targets for reducing CO2 emissions

Environmental groups at the UN conference on climate in Doha, Qatar call, who heads the negotiating process and to declare their voluntary targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the near future, officials said Climate Action Network on Monday.

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 meeting, which opened on November 26, will be the conditions of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and its mechanisms for raising funds in the Green Climate Fund.

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Scientists will discuss the issue of climate change at a forum in Novosibirsk

Honorary President of the Russian Geographical Society, Academician Vladimir Kotlyakov climatologist Terry Callaghan and other world-class scientists will discuss various aspects of climate change, including the melting of the permafrost, the "World Forum of snow," which will be held in Novosibirsk in January 2013, told RIA Novosti Monday the head of Media Relations Forum Anton Nagornyak.

"Vladimir Kotlyakov, in particular, will talk about the role of snow in the formation of climatic and ecological characteristics of the natural environment" — said Nagornyak.

Kotlyakov — Russian geographer and glaciologist, Academician, Director of Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, one of

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Bark beetles have caused the warming in Canada in the early 21st century — scientists

One of the main causes of sudden warming in western Canada in the early 21 th century was an unprecedented epidemic of bark beetles that have destroyed great part of forests in this part of North America, say scientists in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

It is believed that emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as well as deforestation and other human activities are the main drivers of climate change. In particular, the increase in average temperature by 1 degree Celsius in the western and northern Canada is associated with the "contribution" of man in

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The UN concerned the difference in terms of emissions

According to experts from the UN, the world is still too far from achieving control over global warming. In order to achieve the planned reduction in global temperature and prevent hot air for more than 2 ° C, emissions in 2020 must not exceed 44 Gt of CO2 equivalent. But as of 2010, the volume of gas is 49 Gt. And if domestic policy in this matter is not strict, and in 2020 the world will have already 52 Gt.

If you face it, the transition to "green" technology is very slow and it decreases annually to achieve the

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UN climate talks open in Qatar

UN talks on climate change in 2012, opening on Monday, are expected to be hot, and it's not just that the daily temperature in their conduct, Doha, Qatar, in November is 30 degrees Celsius — is at stake the future of the Kyoto Protocol, "tab" on the $ 100 billion a year in aid to developing countries and a number of important issues.

The delegations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, 194 countries and the European Union, for two weeks of negotiations in Qatar will have to finally consolidate the paper conditions of the second commitment period of

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International Summit on the Polar Bear may be held in Russia in autumn 2013

Russia may take the fall 2013 international summit or forum on the preservation of the polar bear, whose existence is threatened by global climate change, the director of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Igor Chestin.

"Next year marks 40 years of a five-party agreement on the polar bear, and a meeting will be held in Russia. Will this summit at the highest level or not — depends on the decision makers," — said Chestin RIA Novosti.

In his view, such a forum would be to repeat the success of Tiger Summit, which took place in autumn 2010 in St. Petersburg,

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