Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at a meeting with Pacific island nations in Iwaki in northern Japan.
Figueres said technological advances were the first of several factors that had created "a very changed political environment."
US President Barack Obama said today that climate change poses the world's biggest single threat.
Tokyo will set a target of cutting gas emissions "by at least 20 per cent by 2030, from 2005 levels."
It said that the health impact of climate change on the EU's 500 million citizens is "expected to worsen.''
Water pours into the sea- 130 billion tons of ice per year for the past decade, according to NASA.
"It is important to ensure that the enhanced provision of resources to developing countries for climate change and environmental concerns is additional."
Volcanoes may have caused cooling of 0.05 degrees to 0.12 degrees Celsius since 2000.
"As a text it's not perfect, but it includes the positions of the parties," said the Manuel Pulgar-Vidal.
Resolution of several contentious issues were still not in sight and negotiators were planning for another full night of negotiations.
COP president tells participants they have not come just to enjoy the city, must ‘take decisions’
Kerry also took a swipe at the US politicians who continue to deny that climate change and its devastating effects are real.
We don't have anything in the works of the kind we were involved in with China, said US lead climate negotiator Todd Stern.
India has largely preferred to play a wait and watch game to see how the negotiations are playing out.
The amount is roughly equivalent to the emissions produced by the entire state of Kiribati in 6 months.
Each country has to report by next year what it intends to do to contribute to the fight against climate change.
40 pc of Denmark’s power is renewable, more than anywhere else. Challenge is to market it.
Obama pressed other countries to follow US' lead on the issue of climate change.
Speaking to journalists after walking in the rally, Ban said the world needs to "galvanize our action" and harness the people's "power to change."
Over the past 6 years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead.
China's Xie Zhenhua said China should not be subject to the same rules for greenhouse gas emissions as the U S.
France will host the World Climate Conference next year.
All of that adds to more carbon dioxide and it starts compounding. So this is something the Americans have to deal with, he said.
Folks will tell you climate change is a hoax, or a fad, or a plot. It's a liberal plot, Obama said
Overall natural capital cost in the consumer goods sector each year is USD 75 billion, says UN report.
The report lands after Obama ordered US regulators to take their strongest steps ever to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Obama said that Congress "is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence''.
There is a demand from our political leadership to describe what is going on in this region," said Norway's military intelligence chief.
"We hope we do not see a recurrence of the Copenhagen scenario...," said Xie Zhenhua
US Environmental Protection agency has announced to cut carbon emission by 30 per cent by the year 2030.
The regulation is a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's plans to reduce the pollution linked to global warming.
Rising global temperatures have shrunk the total area of Nepal's glaciers by almost a quarter between 1977 and 2010.
Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice to the ocean annually.
Mantle is flowing faster than expected, probably due to changes in temperature or chemical composition.
Canada followed by China occupy the top two slots in the ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside the US.
The IPCC says that to keep warming in check, the world needs a major shift in investments from fossil fuels to renewable energy.