• After Copenhagen: Time for Plan B

    • Date: 20/12/09

    Statement by The Global Warming Policy Foundation LONDON, 20 December 2009 – It is now widely recognised that the misguided Copenhagen Conference was a complete failure. Those political leaders and policy makers who refuse to accept this reality are merely burying their heads in the sand and are forfeiting the trust of the public. “The […]

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  • U.S. Senate: Copenhagen accord met with questions and mixed expectations

    • Date: 20/12/09

    The Hill: The limited global warming deal that President Obama brokered at the Copenhagen climate summit Friday has raised eyebrows and expectations in the Senate, showing that it’s unclear if it will speed along slow-moving Democratic climate legislation in the upper chamber. Obama and top officials from a group of countries including China and India […]

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  • Copenhagen Accord: Key points

    • Date: 19/12/09

    BBC News: A US-led initiative called the Copenhagen Accord has formed the centre-piece of a deal at UN climate talks in Copenhagen, despite some countries’ opposition. Below is an explanation of the main points in the agreement. LEGAL STATUS The Accord, reached between the US, China, India, Brazil and South Africa, contains no reference to […]

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  • Disarray over Copenhagen ‘Deal’

    • Date: 18/12/09

    Financial Times: The United Nations’ climate change summit in Copenhagen ended in apparent disarray on Friday night with some world leaders hailing a “meaningful agreement”, while others said no deal had been struck. The US, China, Brazil, India and South Africa claimed, after a four-hour meeting, to have secured a partial pact. But their optimism […]

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  • Copenhagen Fiasco: A ‘Historic Breakthrough’ to Nowhere

    • Date: 18/12/09

    Nigel Lawson: The Times, 23 November: Copenhagen will fail – and quite right too As Gordon Brown declared in his Guildhall speech only a week ago, Copenhagen must “forge a new international agreement … [which] must contain the full range of commitments required: on emissions reductions by both developed and developing countries, on finance and […]

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  • Strategic Blunder: Western Leaders Losing Friends and Allies over Green Agenda

    • Date: 18/12/09

    IANS News: India and China will join hands to oppose attempts by rich countries to hinder their development in the name of fighting climate change, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao decided at a breakfast meeting here Friday. The two premiers, attending the finale of the Dec 7-18 Copenhagen climate summit decided […]

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  • China Rejects International Monitoring of its Industry

    • Date: 17/12/09

    Xinhua: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Thursday that China is not obliged to subject its voluntary climate action to international monitoring. Wen made the remarks when meeting with some world leaders on the sidelines of the ongoing UN climate change inference in the Danish capital, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei told reporters. The […]

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  • Poor cannot be sacrificed to climate pact: Indian PM

    • Date: 17/12/09

    AFP: India cannot accept a global warming treaty that would stall its drive to lift millions out of poverty, Premier Manmohan Singh said as he left for the final phase of UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Singh is among the world leaders descending on the Danish capital for the final two days of a summit […]

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