White House: Obama to meet Chinese, Russian leaders in Copenhagen
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U.S. President Barack Obama gets ready to leave Oval Office in the White House in Washington D.C. Dec. 17, 2009. Obama left the White House for Copenhagen on Thursday to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in the Danish capital.

U.S. President Barack Obama gets ready to leave Oval Office in the White House in Washington D.C. Dec. 17, 2009. Obama left the White House for Copenhagen on Thursday to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in the Danish capital.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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   WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and leaders of some other countries Friday on the sidelines of the United Nations climate summit in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, the White House said.

    The White House did not provide any details on the coming talks between Obama and Wen.

    According to the White House, President Obama will also meet with leaders of some other countries such as Brazil and Denmark.

    President Obama left here late Thursday for an overnight flight to Copenhagen where he is expected to stay for nine hours on the final day of the UN conference on climate change.

U.S. President Barack Obama gets ready to leave Oval Office in the White House in Washington D.C. Dec. 17, 2009. Obama left the White House for Copenhagen on Thursday to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in the Danish capital.

U.S. President Barack Obama gets ready to leave Oval Office in the White House in Washington D.C. Dec. 17, 2009. Obama left the White House for Copenhagen on Thursday to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in the Danish capital.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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U.S. to help mobilize $100 bln climate fund

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton addresses a press briefing during the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton addresses a press briefing during the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)
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    COPENHAGEN, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here Thursday that the United States will work with other countries toward a goal of jointly mobilizing 100 billion U.S. dollars a year by 2020 to address the climate change needs.Full story

Obama hopes presence can help deal in Copenhagen

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama hopes his presence at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen can help nations reach an agreement, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday.

    Obama will arrive in Copenhagen on the last day of the UN Climate Change Conference on Dec. 18. The meeting aims to map out a comprehensive international arrangement for the fight against climate change over the period 2012-2020.Full story 

Binding climate deal expected in 2010 as Copenhagen conference approaches end

    COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on negotiators at the climate talks in Copenhagen to complete a legally binding climate treaty "as early as possible in 2010."

    "Our goal is to lay the foundation for a legally binding climate treaty as early as possible in 2010," Ban told the opening session of the high level segment of the UN climate change conference.  Full story

U.S. unveils plan to promote clean technologies in developing countries

    COPENHAGEN, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Monday announced a new plan to promote clean energy technologies in developing countries, despite its reluctance to make more concessions for a deal at the UN climate change conference.

    "The program will accelerate deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in developing countries, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, fighting energy poverty and improving public health for the most vulnerable, particularly women and children," the United States said in a press release on the sidelines of the climate change conference. Full story

Obama hard-pressed before Copenhagen meeting

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen later this week. However, despite his administration's efforts to readjust U.S. policy on the issue, what Obama has promised to do fall far short of the expectation of the international community.

    How the United States, the world biggest economy with the highest per capita carbon dioxide emissions, responds to climate change has a direct bearing on the international community's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Full story

Extreme weather affects 55 million people in 2009

    COPENHAGEN Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Extreme weather events affected 55 million people around the world in 2009, a disaster reduction agency said Monday.

    At a joint press conference in Copenhagen, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) said that although preliminary reports showed there were fewer natural disasters in 2009, the majority were weather-related. Full story

Failure in Copenhagen conference not an option: official

    COPENHAGEN, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- China has great expectations for the Copenhagen climate change conference, which must be a success in order to launch measures to avoid calamitous global warming, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei said on Sunday.

    Government ministers were arriving in Copenhagen over the weekend to work for an agreement on two draft texts that emerged from a week of discussions at the UN climate talks amid expectations that negotiators from over 190 countries will seal a deal to fight climate change. Full story 

Economic restructuring imperative for developing low-carbon industries: U.N. climate official

    COPENHAGEN, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- China can develop its low-carbon economy with emissions reduction in mind, strengthen macroeconomic guidance and industrial structural adjustment, and actively seek a new low-carbon industry mode with Chinese characteristics, a U.N. official said.

    Developing low-carbon industries is one of the effective ways to fight global climate change, said Gao Feng, director of legal department at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat. Full story

WWF official: U.S. should do more in fight against climate change

    COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The United States should do more in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and providing financial and technological support to developing countries, said a World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) official on Thursday.

    U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to cut U.S. emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. Full story

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