• Europe Is The Big Loser From Copenhagen

    • Date: 30/12/09

    FT: It could go down in history as the moment that defined the new, multipolar world. At 7pm on the final evening of the Copenhagen climate conference, Barack Obama, the US president, walked into an unscheduled meeting with Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier, and the leaders of India, Brazil and South Africa. “Mr Premier, are you […]

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  • Economic Development Top Priority For Poor Nations: China

    • Date: 27/12/09

    PTI: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday asked rich nations to face the fact that development will be the top priority of developing countries as he described the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change meeting as “hard-won”.   The world should understand the fact that development remained the top priority of developing countries, Wen said. […]

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  • Australian Emissions Trading Scheme Looks Doomed

    • Date: 25/12/09

    The Australian: Tony Abbott almost singlehandedly put the Emissions Trading Scheme on life support. Now Copenhagen has killed it stone cold, motherless dead. Climate change minister Penny Wong, who is too emotionally committed to it to accept that truth, will carry it into the new year. A responsible prime minister would give the ETS a […]

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  • After Copenhagen, U.S. Cap-And-Trade Looks Doomed

    • Date: 22/12/09

    Reuters: U.S. lawmakers face an uphill battle enacting a climate bill in 2010 that includes a cap-and-trade market in greenhouse gases, after this month’s U.N. meeting in Copenhagen failed to hammer out a global pact on emissions cuts. U.S. climate legislation remains likely as lawmakers feel pressure to help the country lead in production of […]

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  • After Copenhagen: Time for Plan B

    • Date: 20/12/09

    Statement by The Global Warming Policy Foundation LONDON, 20 December 2009 – It is now widely recognised that the misguided Copenhagen Conference was a complete failure. Those political leaders and policy makers who refuse to accept this reality are merely burying their heads in the sand and are forfeiting the trust of the public. “The […]

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  • U.S. Senate: Copenhagen accord met with questions and mixed expectations

    • Date: 20/12/09

    The Hill: The limited global warming deal that President Obama brokered at the Copenhagen climate summit Friday has raised eyebrows and expectations in the Senate, showing that it’s unclear if it will speed along slow-moving Democratic climate legislation in the upper chamber. Obama and top officials from a group of countries including China and India […]

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  • Copenhagen Accord: Key points

    • Date: 19/12/09

    BBC News: A US-led initiative called the Copenhagen Accord has formed the centre-piece of a deal at UN climate talks in Copenhagen, despite some countries’ opposition. Below is an explanation of the main points in the agreement. LEGAL STATUS The Accord, reached between the US, China, India, Brazil and South Africa, contains no reference to […]

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  • Disarray over Copenhagen ‘Deal’

    • Date: 18/12/09

    Financial Times: The United Nations’ climate change summit in Copenhagen ended in apparent disarray on Friday night with some world leaders hailing a “meaningful agreement”, while others said no deal had been struck. The US, China, Brazil, India and South Africa claimed, after a four-hour meeting, to have secured a partial pact. But their optimism […]

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