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Everything Left to Accomplish

Posted on 18 December 2009 by editor

Copenhagen demonstrators and police. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

Copenhagen demonstrators and police. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

By Mantoe Phakathi*

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) – “It’s clear now – we’re not getting a binding deal at the end of tomorrow,” said the president of Friends of the Earth-United States, Erich Pica.

Industrialised nations are burying their heads in the sand and poor countries seem set to be forced to continue bearing the burden of global warming. The demonstrations, flyers, news media and all kinds of pressure to get the Western countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and compensate poor countries with financial resources and technology seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Continue Reading

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Developing Countries Insist Kyoto Stays

Posted on 14 December 2009 by editor

People demonstrating at Bella Center in support of Africa and calling for Kyoto targets. Nasseem Ackbarally/IPS

People demonstrating at Bella Center in support of Africa and calling for Kyoto targets. Nasseem Ackbarally/IPS

By Terna Gyuse

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) The U.N. Climate Change Conference enters its final week under a cloud of uncertainty as the Africa Group led a protest of the developing world against a perceived attempt to abandon the Kyoto Protocol.

Monday found long lines of delegates and observers waiting to clear security at the Bella Center’s entrance. The now-familiar invitations to this or that side event in the background, you could hear people discussing the fate of precious clauses over the weekend, and murmurings of trouble brewing in the official process. Continue Reading

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