• 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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  • Deadlock over EU stand on climate pact; India defers draft release

    • Date: 13/12/09

    The Economic Times: Even as work progressed on formulating a BASIC text which incorporates the African viewpoint, India and other developing countries have decided to hold off releasing their version of the agreement. However, it will not make its plans public as it does not want to be labeled an obstructionist. This decision comes at a […]

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  • 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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