Up to the minute state of debate in Copenhagen
The likely outcome in
In the context of a vast gulf between major rich and developing countries, the economics of climate change Sherpa Lord Nicholas Stern, who is intimately involved in behind the scenes negotiations, is predicting
Looking battle weary on the last scheduled day of the
Last night, 28 world leaders including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and leaders of major players at the summit from Europe to Asia to Africa to Latin America to the
Although he was in town, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, did not attend, instead sending his Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei.
Presently, about 28 heads of state are looking at text for a political accord they left their Sherpas to massage last night after they retired to sleep at 3am.
A western official who attended the talks said that the most unhelpful countries were
The political declaration as it stands contains language to the effect that goes some way to addressing the “transparency” concerns [of verifying emissions reductions] of the
The prospect of countries applying carbon taxes on imports from free-riding countries (who do not place a price on carbon) remained a point of fierce contention, with
The political declaration in its current form, crucially, also contains text that would set a six-month deadline for reaching an international treaty to keep temperature increases to less than two degrees.