Climate change agreement reached in Copenhagen

Key states have reached what they call a “meaningful agreement” at the Copenhagen climate summit. A US government official said the deal was a “historic step forward” but was not enough to prevent dangerous climate change in the future. US President Barack Obama said the deal would be a foundation for global action but there […]

US aid offer boosts deal at UN climate talks

Large pieces of a climate deal fell into place Thursday with new offers from the U.S. and China, but other tough issues remained before President Barack Obama and other leaders can sign off on a political accord to contain the threat of an overheated world. An announcement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that […]

Iran blames US for Climate Change in Copenhagen

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed the United States on Thursday at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen as an oil-addicted warmonger and insisted every nation have access to “clean and renewable energy sources”, including nuclear. “All countries must gain access to new technologies to diversify their energy sources and be able to use clean and […]

UN chief tells Hariri: The UN is always ready to support Lebanon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said following his takes met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen “the UN is always ready to support Lebanon in all fields.” Ban congratulated Hariri on the formation of the Lebanese cabinet and voiced hope that the government “would be […]

Hariri will visit Syria after returning from Copenhagen

NBN TV has reported that Lebanon’s prime Minister Saad Hariri returns tomorrow to Beirut from the Saudi capital Riyadh and will visit Syria after his return from Copenhagen. There was a lot of speculation about which country he will visit first after returning from Riyadh Denmark or Syria. Hariri is expected to head to Copenhagen […]

Over 900 hundred detained in Copenhagen protests

Thousands of protesters took to the streets and hundreds were detained Saturday in Copenhagen as they demanded a climate-change agreement that would curb greenhouse gas emissions and aid developing countries harmed by pollution. They marched to the Bella Center in the Danish capital, where the global climate change summit is being held. More than 900 […]

Divisions run deep in Copenhagen

The Copenhagen climate talks have opened with a declaration that the 12 days of negotiations represent an historic opportunity for the world, but deep divisions between delegates have already emerged. The representative of the developing world says the amount of money set aside to help poor nations adapt to climate change is an insult, and […]

Copenhagen climate talks kick off

Thousands of officials, environmental campaigners, politicians and journalists are in the Danish capital for the bid to strike a political deal on curbing emissions and providing finance to support poor countries in the fight against climate change. Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri is planning to head to Copenhagen later in the week following the vote of […]