EU’s aid pledge to developing countries called ‘ inadequate’

EU leaders ended a summit in Brussels having agreed to pay 7.2bn euros ( $10.6bn) over three years to help poorer nations cope with climate change. The EU pledge is part of a global “fast start” package being debated at the UN Copenhagen summit. Developing countries and aid agencies have derided the latest pledges to […]

Global warming talks spark friction between US and China

During the first four days of talks here aimed at building a truly global agreement to combat global warming, China has lashed out at the US, Europe, and Japan for offering what it sees as inadequate emissions targets. The head of a bloc of developing countries, known as the G-77, has lashed out at – […]