• 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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  • 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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