Copenhagen climate conference
Canadian diplomacy has cost the country a seat on the UN Security Council.

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced today the creation of a 225 million reais ($128 million) line of credit for recycling cooperatives—groups representing self-employed collectors of recyclable materials.

At a Project Syndicate climate change meeting this week, billionaire George Soros announced a $1 billion investment in clean-energy technologies and the establishment of the Climate Policy Initiative.

Chile's former president calls for a new global metric to measure a country's carbon footprint.