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Russia slams Kyoto Protocol

Russia's Foreign Ministry has supported Canada's decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol and reaffirmed that Moscow will not take new commitments. Full story

Climate Talks End with Small Steps Forward

When the annual round of global climate talks ended on Sunday (Dec. 12), no new treaties or pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions were on the table. However, negotiators in Durban, South Africa, did continue chipping away at the intractable problem of global warming, making small, concrete agreeme Full story

China and Japan say Canada's Kyoto withdrawal "regrettable"

China and Japan said on Tuesday Canada's decision to quit the Kyoto treaty on greenhouse gas emissions was "regrettable" and called on it to continue abiding by its commitments on climate change. Full story

Analysis: World still in arrears on climate change pledges

When the Kyoto Protocol, the world's only legally-binding pact to tackle climate change was adopted in the economically-booming 1990s, it was meant to be a down payment. Full story

Canada refuses to confirm Kyoto withdrawal

Canada's Conservative environment minister said Monday that signing the Kyoto Protocol on climate change was one of the previous government's biggest "blunders" but he declined to confirm a report that Canada will formally pull out of the treaty. Full story

Climate talks open over dying Kyoto Protocol

Countries will make a last-ditch effort to save a dying Kyoto Protocol at global climate talks starting on Monday aimed at cutting the greenhouse gas emissions. Full story

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