• Will Obama fly home empty-handed again?

    • Date: 12/12/09

    The New York Times: Can Mr. Obama surmount those problems in his latest effort to save the world? Or will he fly away from Copenhagen as empty-handed as he did in September, when he went there in a losing effort to promote Chicago as the site for the 2016 Olympics? Mr. Obama enters the Copenhagen […]

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  • Strategic Error: Green West is losing friends and allies around the world

    • Date: 12/12/09

    Voice of America: Africa’s lead negotiator at the Copenhagen climate summit says China has promised to support African demands for equitable financing to cope with global warming. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi warned that Africa will be watching to see whether funds being pledged by European countries are real, or recycled. Prime Minister Meles evoked […]

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  • US, China clash in climate ping-pong

    • Date: 12/12/09

    AFP: They sang each other’s praises in the run up to the Copenhagen climate summit, but China and the United States traded sharp barbs in a superpower standoff that has helped set the UN talks on edge. On key issues ranging from how to share out the burden of slashing greenhouse gases, whether such efforts […]

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  • G77 walks out of COP15 meeting

    • Date: 12/12/09

    The Copenhagen Post: Tension between developing and developed countries builds as climate summit enters its fifth day The chief negotiator for 134 developing nations left the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) yesterday in anger. Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping from Sudan, the G77 group’s top negotiator, is also accusing Denmark of driving the climate summit into the […]

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  • Copenhagen Summit teetering on the brink of failure

    • Date: 11/12/09

    The Age: The Copenhagen climate conference was teetering on the brink of failure last night after the United Nations released a draft proposal that made no mention of creating a new binding treaty to cover the three most important players in reducing greenhouse gas emissions: the US, China and India. It followed China’s warning that […]

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  • EU Splits Deepen Over Costly Climate Policy

    • Date: 11/12/09

    The Independent: A damaging east-west split has opened up among EU countries over how quickly and deeply they should cut their carbon emissions to combat climate change. At a two-day summit in Brussels which began last night, EU leaders were also divided about how much they should contribute to a global fund to help developing […]

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  • Obama Trapped: Poor Nations Demand $200 Billion Per Year

    • Date: 10/12/09

    AFP: Poor countries on Thursday challenged Barack Obama as he received his Nobel prize to steer the US back into the Kyoto Protocol and help free up 200 billion dollars in funds to fight climate change. “That’s the challenge that President Obama needs to rise to. This is what we expect from him as a […]

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  • Poor Nations’ Fury Over Western Eco-Imperialism

    • Date: 09/12/09

    CNN: A leaked document known as the “Danish text” has driven an even deeper wedge between rich and poor countries embroiled in U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen. Developing countries have reacted angrily to the text, alleging developed countries have worked behind closed doors to draft a document slanted in their favor. “It’s an incredibly imbalanced […]

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