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PARIS, May 9, China.org.cn - Paris will not be Copenhagen both because the process leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference there at the end of this year is well ahead of schedule but also because countries involved are more committed and are in different political, economic, financial and technological positions, UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres said during a recent visit to Australia.

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Photo: Copenhagen conference. From Xinhua.

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NAIROBI, April 27, Xinhua -- United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on Monday called for governments to forge strategic linkages with multilateral agencies and private corporations in order to boost climate financing.

UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, said limited financing towards climate adaptation and mitigation programs threatens sustainability agenda globally.

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BEIJING, March 20, Xinhua - The United States and China are working in a closer and more cooperative basis than ever before in tackling climate change and the "common but differentiated responsibility" principle has played a positive role, the U.S. special envoy for climate change Todd D. Stern said here Friday during a press meeting.

Stern said that in the Lima Climate Change Conference when the negotiations were stalled, the CBDR (Common But Differentiated Responsibilities) principle helped break the deadlock and bridge the gap between countries.

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CAIRO, March 4, Xinhua -- African ministers and experts of over 50 states gathered in Cairo Wednesday to discuss the environmental challenges facing the continent topped by climate change.

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Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahleb delivers a speech on the 15th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) held in Cairo, Egypt, on March 4, 2015. Cairo is currently hosting the AMCEN from March 2 to 6, attended by senior environment officials and prominent experts of some 50 states. (Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue)

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MELBOURNE, Feb 16, Xinhua - Swamps and wetlands could be 50 times more effective than rainforests in storing carbon, an Australian scientist researching the topic said on Monday.

Researchers at Victoria's Deakin University found swamps bank up to one-third of the carbon found in terrestrial soils, yet only occupy 4 percent of the planet's land surface.

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