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COP15 Climate Talks in Disarray – Again

It is no 4:30 in the afternoon in Copenhagen. Truth be told, I was out on a press trip most of today with three other journalists visiting some of Denmark’s leading companies and research organizations involved in various facets of biomass, co-generation technology, and renewable energy. It is good to get away from the madness of the Bella Center and…

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Good Intentions Plus 20 Kroner Gets a Cup of Coffee in Copenhagen – But No Climate Deal

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer’s 6:30PM press briefing was postponed nearly forty minutes last night due to his meeting with demonstrators and activists standing vigil in the cold outside the Bella Center. When later asked what took place to cause the postponement, de Boer only said he had “met with representatives outside.” UN Minister to the Convention Connie Hedegaard…

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Press Briefing from Bangkok: Climate Talks Show “Encouraging Signals” Ahead of COP15

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer gives his latest press briefing mid-way through sessions in Bangkok of the Ad hoc working groups preparing for the COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December. Secretary de Boer spoke of “encouraging signals” that the ongoing talks in Thailand can “deliver the tools and rules essential to a successful climate change deal in Copenhagen.”…

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Countdown to Copenhagen: “At This Rate We Will Not Make It” – Bonn Meeting Ends in Frustration

A synopsis and video of a press conference from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer at the conclusion of preliminary negotiations in Bonn as part of the run-up to the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen this December. Secretary de Boer sees progress too slow, jeopardizing a positive result in Copenhagen.