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  • IOM: Greater efforts needed to tackle environmental migration beyond Copenhagen

    24 December 2009, source: Ethiopian Review
    URL: http://www.ethiopianreview.com/news/7141

    Geneva:  Greater efforts are needed beyond Copenhagen to tackle the complex issue of environmental and climate-induced migration, says the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as it marks International Migrants Day. As world leaders attended the final day of the UN’s Climate Change Conference in the Danish capital to consider signing up to a global deal on climate change that may or not acknowledge its impact on migration and displacement, the reality is that climate change and environmental degradation are already triggering migration or displacement all over the planet...
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  • World Vision urges more ambitious climate deal to save poor

    24 December 2009, source: Christian Today
    URL: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/world.vision.urges.more.ambitious.climate.deal.to.save.poor/24955.htm

    The international community must agree a more ambitious climate change deal if the world’s poorest people are to be spared the potentially devastating impact of climate change, warns World Vision.  The Christian development agency said governments were faced with an urgent ‘to do’ list after failing to reach a legally binding agreement on carbon emissions at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen...
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  • Copenhagen: Reality check for Kenya

    24 December 2009, source: Business Daily Africa
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200912221175.html

    Nairobi:  One major achievement of the Copenhagen debate for Kenya is that public awareness on global warming, especially through the media, has been excellent.  A subject that was hitherto "all Greek" even to a number of our ministers appears to have been well understood in the last few months...
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  • How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room

    24 December 2009, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/22/copenhagen-climate-change-mark-lynas

    London:  Copenhagen was a disaster. That much is agreed. But the truth about what actually happened is in danger of being lost amid the spin and inevitable mutual recriminations. The truth is this: China wrecked the talks, intentionally humiliated Barack Obama, and insisted on an awful "deal" so western leaders would walk away carrying the blame...
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  • Copenhagen Accord huge diplomatic challenge for BASIC countries: Pachauri

    24 December 2009, source: Thaiindian.com
    URL: http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/enviornment/copenhagen-accord-huge-diplomatic-challenge-for-basic-countries-pachauri_100293648.html

    New Delhi:  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chief R.K. Pachauri Wednesday termed the Copenhagen Accord as a “huge diplomatic challenge” for the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) countries.  “A large number of African countries and the small island states and low lying countries should not feel alienated from positions of the BASIC group...
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  • Left in the cold at Copenhagen, farmers look to future

    24 December 2009, source: VOA
    URL: http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/science-technology/Left-in-the-Cold-at-Copenhagen-Farmers-Look-to-Future-79918462.html

    Washington:  In the run-up to the Copenhagen climate conference, many experts said agriculture should be a central issue in the discussions. After all, farmers are directly affected by climate change, they contribute up to a third of all man-made greenhouse gases, and they can also mitigate their impact by capturing excess carbon dioxide in the soil...
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  • Egypt: The outcomes of the Copenhagen Conference are not enough

    24 December 2009, source: ISRIA
    URL: http://www.isria.com/pages/23_December_2009_26.php

    Cairo:  The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry stated that the outcomes of the Copenhagen conference are not enough to face the challenges and negative repercussions of the Climate Change, considering the conference a lost opportunity for the world countries to reach an accepted formula for fully implementing the United Nations Accord on Climate Change...
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  • South Africa blasts Copenhagen failure

    23 December 2009, source: The Associated Press
    URL: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hshRkwauciAwG_LbxRGBwzE7STrQD9CO9JPO0

    Pretoria:  South Africa says Copenhagen's failure to produce a legally binding climate change agreement was unacceptable, joining a global chorus of condemnation even though it helped draft the final accord. South Africa's environment minister Buyelwa Sonjica and her two top climate change negotiators said Tuesday that part of the blame rested with the way the host guided the conference...
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  • India to draw road map for low-carbon growth

    23 December 2009, source: The Hindu
    URL: http://www.hindu.com/2009/12/23/stories/2009122354961000.htm

    New Delhi:  Getting down to implement a comprehensive domestic agenda of adaptation and mitigation and seeking to reduce the emission intensity of gross domestic product by 20-25 per cent by 2020, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday asked the Planning Commission to set up a group of experts to draw a road map for low-carbon growth...
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  • Copenhagen deal 'devoid of any sense of responsibility'

    23 December 2009, source: Mail and Guardian
    URL: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009-12-22-copenhagen-deal-devoid-of-any-sense-responsibility

    Johannesburg:  High drama in the Copenhagen negotiations last weekend failed to deliver an agreement strong enough to save the world from climate change. The Copenhagen accord is not a legally binding agreement, nor is it by a long shot a politically strong agreement. But it could represent the first step towards reaching both in Mexico City a year from now...
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  • Catholic aid agencies say climate deal spells doom for poor

    23 December 2009, source: Catholic Information Service for Africa
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200912220854.html

    Copenhagen:  Africa will be among the most affected by the outcome of the just concluded Climate Change Summit talks, according to Catholic aid agencies around the world. The catholic agencies have expressed sadness and anger at the proposed 'Copenhagen Accord' which they describe as a weak and morally reprehensible deal which will spell disaster for millions of the world's poorest people...
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  • Jairam admits shift in Copenhagen

    23 December 2009, source: The Pioneer
    URL: http://www.dailypioneer.com/224636/Jairam-admits-shift-in-Copenhagen.html

    New Delhi:  Facing all-round flak for succumbing to US pressure at Copenhagen climate change meet, Minster for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has admitted that India did change its stand but asserted that country’s interests were protected at the negotiation. But disagreeing with Ramesh, Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley slammed the “compromise” arrived at Copenhagen and said the Accord would adversely impact the developing country’s interests in future...
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  • Copenhagen failure to hit Kenya hard

    23 December 2009, source: Daily Nation
    URL: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/829398/-/view/printVersion/-/15h35yw/-/index.html

    Nairobi:  Kenyans should brace for more devastating effects of climate change following a failure by world leaders to deliver a legally binding agreement in Copenhagen. Mrs Grace Akumu, Kenya’s technical advisor on climate change issues, told Nation on Tuesday that with the outcome of the two-week summit, rich countries are now not legally obliged to make sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions...
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  • Tanzania: Copenhagen conference 'a success'

    23 December 2009, source: The Citizen
    URL: http://thecitizen.co.tz/newe.php?id=16428

    Dar es Salaam:  Tanzania has described the just-ended United Nations Conference on Climate Change held in Copenhagen as a success despite its failure to reach a mandatory agreement. Speaking to journalists in her office in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the state minister in the Vice President Office (Environment), Dr Batilda Burian, said the conference has laid a good ground for next year's climate summit which will be held in Mexico...
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  • A hundred Copenhagens could not bring the changes we need

    23 December 2009, source: Business Day
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200912220479.html

    Johannesburg:  On Friday the world watched as the United Nations climate change conference came to a close. With all the talk of looming temperature increase and irreparable damage, many were hoping for an ambitious agreement that would save the planet. It was not to be. The outcome barely qualifies as an agreement and even less as ambitious...
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