• 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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  • Copenhagen Climate Summit In Disarray After ‘Danish Text’ Leak

    • Date: 08/12/09

    The Guardian: The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN’s role in all future climate change negotiations. The document is also being […]

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  • Obama Under Pressure: UN Demands Massive Wealth Transfer

    • Date: 08/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: At the Copenhagen climate summit, the world’s top environment watchdog welcomed the fact President Obama will now be attending the talks but said the US target of cutting carbon emissions by 17 per cent by 2020 on 2005 levels was not high enough. “To make up for this, he said the Americans […]

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  • In Copenhagen It’s Dog Eat Dog

    • Date: 07/12/09

    The Times: The European Union today rejected the new carbon emission targets tabled by the United States and China and said they were much too weak to prevent catastrophic climate change. The dispute between the three main players at the Copenhagen climate change summit overshadowed the first day of negotiations and dashed hopes that a […]

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  • Cracks Appear In G-77 Bloc On Day One

    • Date: 07/12/09

    The Times of India: The opening day of the meeting of 193 countries on climate change at Copenhagen was meant to be an occasion for reinforcing political rhetoric and niceties. But even before the meeting began, dark news of cracks within the biggest bloc of developing countries — G-77 plus China — started showing up. The […]

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  • ‘Climategate’ At Centre Stage As Copenhagen Opens

    • Date: 07/12/09

    The Times : The ‘Climategate’ row immediately took centre stage at the Copenhagen climate summit today when one of the opening speakers went out of his way to defend the scientific consensus on global warming from the attacks of climate change sceptics. Some 15,000 delegates from 192 nations are gathering in Copenhagen for two weeks […]

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