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Copenhagen News Updates and Climate Briefings

(December 2009)

Publisher: TWN (ISBN: 978-967-5412-15-8)

Year: 2010        No. of pages: 88

ABOUT THE BOOK

This is a collection of the 25 News Updates and two Briefing Papers prepared by the Third World Network for and during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 7 to 18 December 2009.

Contents

CLIMATE BRIEFINGS FOR COPENHAGEN

1      World Leaders Race to Save Copenhagen

2      Copenhagen Climate Talks Begin

3      Copenhagen Talks Open with Warnings against Renegotiating convention

4      Developing Countries: No Successful Outcome Without Kyoto Protocol Commitment

5      Proposals by Developed Countries Inconsistent with Climate Convention – G77 and         China                                                     

6      Developing Countries Express Concerns over Global Environmental Facility    

7      Leaked Danish Text Dominates Corridor Talk at Copenhagen                                                   

8      COP 15 Meeting Suspended to Resolve Differences on Legal Outcome                                    

9      Emission Cuts: To Be or Not To Be?                                                                                        

10    Meeting on Kyoto Protocol Amendments Suspended Due to Disagreements

11    Chairs Present Two Draft Texts for Negotiations                                                                       

12    Deadlock at Copenhagen Climate Talks                                                                                    

13    Impasse over Global Climate Architecture                                                                                 

14    Climate Conference in Crisis as Developing Countries Press for KP                                           

15    Informal Plenary on Kyoto Protocol Discusses Issue of the US Not Being a Party

16    Confusion Reigns over Process at Climate Conference                                                              

17    Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Cuts Not Visible                                                                             

18    Developing Countries Revolt against Danish Text Attempt                                                         

19    US Seeks Weak “Comparability of Efforts”                                                                              

20    Two-track Outcome amidst Confusion                                                                                      

21    No Danish Text, Small Drafting Groups to Meet                                                                        

22    Turmoil in Copenhagen – Outcome Uncertain                                                                            

23    Copenhagen Ends by Only “Noting” an Accord after Much Wrangling                                       

24    Working Groups to Continue Work and Present Results in 2010                                               

25    Attempts to Make Copenhagen Accord a “Plurilateral Agreement”                                            

CLIMATE BRIEFINGS FOR COPENHAGEN

1       Why We Need to Save the Kyoto Protocol                                                                             

2       Carbon Markets and Financial Risk

PRICE

US$12.00 for First World countries

US$10.00 for Third World countries

RM14.00 for Malaysia

Prices are inclusive of postage costs by airmail.

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