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Yvo de Boer: The “Danish Text” Sunk COP15

Despite the flourishing rhetoric at the outset of the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen last December, by the time the conference got underway it was already apparent that the degree of tension and mistrust between the developed and developing world would likely hobble efforts to negotiate a “fair and binding” agreement to deal with climate […]Read More

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Memo Reveals China Fears Developed Nation “Conspiracy” at COP15 Climate

A leaked internal document commissioned by the Chinese environment ministry and written by a Chinese government think-tank claims that “A conspiracy by developed nations to divide the camp of developing nations [was] a success.” The purpose of the conspiracy was apparently to divide developing nations at the climate conference in Copenhagen last December, citing the […]Read More

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80% of the World’s Emissions are Taking Steps to Curb

As I mentioned here by the end of January countries were to register their actions to reduce global warming pollution as agreed under the Copenhagen Accord.  And by deadline countries accounting for over 80% of the world’s global warming pollution (and a bit more) have registered their actions to reduce their pollution.  So what does […]Read More

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Kicking the Can Down the Road – UNFCC Chief Yvo

In his first official press conference since the conclusion of the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer acknowledged that the much-anticipated conference did not deliver all it could have, it did “set the stage” in three key elements: Raising climate change to the highest level of government Producing a document […]Read More