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The Copenhagen Climate Conference has been a water shed in the fight against climate change. Disappointment, indifference and frustration have annihilated the little hope that the endless series of preparatory UN conferences had generated. Today, three months after Copenhagen, nobody seems to have a clue on how to reduce green house gas emissions sufficiently to… » read more

Yesterday’s post reported on the non-attendance of Premier Wen Jiabao at the small leaders’ meeting on 17 December. Wen’s explanation of what happened was the same as previously reported in the Chinese media, except that the latter said that the meeting was held by the US. Wen did not repeat this. It’s hard to understand… » read more

This morning in Beijing, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao explained at his press conference what actually happened in Copenhagen on 17 December 2009 on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference, which gave rise to criticism of Chinese behaviour and even allegations of arrogance. It is remarkable that this is the first official version of… » read more

Less than two months after the Copenhagen Climate Conference Congress the US Administration has taken three major decisions on its future energy policy: • A 10 percent increase of its nuclear capacity President Obama has signed an $ 8 billion loan guarantee for the first two new nuclear reactors to be built in 30 years.… » read more

By Roland Rudd, Chairman, Business for New Europe As world leaders gathered in Copenhagen last December for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, President Sarkozy of France delivered a rallying call urging those gathered – including over 120 leaders – to put aside their differences and agree upon the instruments necessary to tackle climate change.… » read more

It is just past 21.00 in the Bella Center, Copenhagen, and progress for a workable climate deal seems limited so far. Unofficially, I am told that the delegation from Costa Rica has gone to dinner because they don’t think there is much going on. There is a rumour that the Russian delegation, including Medvedev has… » read more

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