• Trade Discord Fuels U.S.-China Tension in Copenhagen

    • Date: 15/12/09

    Bloomberg: China is demanding that a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases prohibit nations from imposing trade sanctions, further pitting the world’s No. 1 emitter against U.S. lawmakers. The draft accord from a meeting in Copenhagen to forge a climate treaty bars rich nations from adopting trade actions tied to global warming. China said such […]

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  • US-China showdown looms over climate talks

    • Date: 15/12/09

    Associated Press: A showdown between the world’s two largest polluters loomed over the U.N. climate talks Tuesday as China accused the United States and other rich nations of backsliding on their commitments to fight global warming. Trying to ease the tension, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said rich and poor countries must “stop pointing fingers” and […]

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  • Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore as his North Pole Sums don’t add up

    • Date: 15/12/09

    The Times: There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday. The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, became entangled in a new climate change “spin” row. Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change […]

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  • Deadlock threatens Copenhagen climate deal … but don’t worry, the planet will be saved by brave politicians at the last minute of the last day

    • Date: 14/12/09

    Financial Times: Attempts to break the deadlock between rich and poor countries at the UN’s Copenhagen climate conference made little headway on Monday as poor countries refused to budge on how any agreement should be structured . Several leaders, including Gordon Brown, UK prime minister, and Angela Merkel, German chancellor, doubted a deal would be […]

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  • Poor Countries Walk Out on Climate Talks

    • Date: 14/12/09

    Voice of America: Developing nations have thrown U.N.-sponsored talks on climate change into disarray. Representatives from some of the world’s poorer countries walked out on negotiations Monday in Copenhagen, angered by weakening support for a key treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Developing nations, including many African nations, want to extend the Kyoto Protocol – […]

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  • Global Cooling: No binding climate agreement for up to six years

    • Date: 13/12/09

    The Times: The key decision on preventing catastrophic climate change will be delayed for up to six years if the Copenhagen summit delivers a compromise deal which ignores advice from the UN’s science body. World leaders will not agree on the emissions cuts recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and are likely […]

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  • Poor nations threaten climate deal showdown at Copenhagen summit

    • Date: 13/12/09

    The Guardian: The Copenhagen climate talks hit trouble tonight as a number of African countries indicated their leaders would refuse to take part in the final summit unless significant progress was made in the next three days. The showdown between rich and poor countries came as ministers began arriving in Copenhagen to take over negotiations. […]

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  • Deadlock: Binding Climate Pact Unlikely In Near Future

    • Date: 13/12/09

    The Times of India: Unless Europe and the US have a Plan B, the stage is now set for a watered-down agreement at the end of Copenhagen talks. As the ministers from around the world got together for the first time, the public outlining of the non-negotiable red lines by key countries — China, US, […]

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