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Copenhagen: concession and compromise

Mark Anslow

18th December, 2009

Climate negotiations are always a balancing act. But the global atmosphere is not a politician, and it won't forgive us if we get this wrong more...
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Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi: a 'Western stooge'?

Phil England

17th December, 2009

African nations react angrily to a funding compromise struck by the newly appointed head of the African delegation, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Listen to his speech, and the reaction more...
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COP15: 'We will not just discuss procedure'

Ecologist

17th December, 2009

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen attempts to force negotiations at COP15 forward, saying 'we will not just discuss procedure, procedure, procedure' more...
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Bolivia's Pablo Solon: 'how do you compensate Mother Earth?'

Phil England

16th December, 2009

The Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Pablo Solon, explains why over 100 countries are now backing a proposal to acknowledge the rights of nature in a climate change agreement more...
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The most democratic part of Copenhagen: the queue

Harriet Williams

16th December, 2009

While the inside of COP15 may be the preserve of those with power and influence, the queue to get into the Bella Center is where the rich and famous rub shoulders with the rank and file... more...
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Climate expert: Copenhagen is 'four years behind the science'

Arthur Girling

16th December, 2009

Head of the Potsdam Institute and climate change advisor to the German government, Professor John Schellnhuber explains why COP15 is based on out-of-date science, but why he still has hope for a positive outcome more...
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Todd Stern: 'the US is doing a lot'

Ecologist

15th December, 2009

US chief climate negotiator, Todd Stern, argues about baselines at Copenhagen, and tells delegates that the US is 'doing a lot' more...
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Schwartzenegger: 'let us regain our purpose'

Ecologist

15th December, 2009

The Governator delivers a stirring speech to delegates at Copenhagen, but warns them not to 'put so many eggs into the international agreement basket' more...
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Copenhagen could lead to increase in intensive farming

Ed Hamer

14th December, 2009

All sectors must play their part in a global emissions deal, but could including agriculture in the mix lead to an intensification of farming and money for GM crops? more...
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Solar India: why climate finance is so important

Anna Da Costa

14th December, 2009

As negotiators haggle in Copenhagen over the levels of financial assistance to be provided to less-industrialised nations, Anna Da Costa highlights the difference this money could make more...
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VIDEO: The US must commit at least $3.5bn in climate aid

Ecologist

13th December, 2009

The EU's chief negotiator at Copenhagen, Artur Runge-Metzger, tells journalists that he expects the US to contribute at least $3.5 billion to the climate aid budget more...
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Todd Stern: No US climate targets without China

Ecologist

13th December, 2009

US climate negotiator Todd Stern makes it quite clear to the COP15 delegates: no China, no deal... more...

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Europeans 'are acting as if they are climate sceptics'

Phil England

13th December, 2009

In a stinging attack on developed nations, G77 leader Lumumba Di-Aping blasts Gordon Brown for his offer of £500 million of climate aid more...
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Obama can act on climate change without Congress

Phil England

11th December, 2009

There's a popular myth that without the US Congress passing a climate change bill, President Obama can't sign up to binding emissions targets. It's wrong, says Kassie Siegel, of the Center for Biological Diversity more...
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Video: Yvo De Boer plays down the 'Danish text' at Copenhagen

Ecologist

10th December, 2009

Listen to three high-level responses to the leak of the now infamous 'Danish text' more...

GRAPHIC: What business wants in Copenhagen

Ecologist

10th December, 2009

Copenhagen is awash with lobbyists of all creeds and colours, but those representing big business interests have more power than most. Here are their demands... more...
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Schools using art to learn about climate change

Rebecca Heald

27th July, 2009

Can climate art help save the world? Rebecca Heald reports on a school art installation and its ambitious 'Cool it Schools' global online initiative more...
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We shouldn't expect a single Copenhagen treaty to solve things

Mike Hulme

16th November, 2009

We've bundled so many issues up together into 'climate change' that we've made a single treaty unworkable. Let's start thinking about a many-sided solution... more...

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