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  • China: Climate talks yielded 'positive' results

    21 December 2009, source: The Associated Press
    URL: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i9TuMrvrknh-ZXwqmZ2N-48kff3wD9CN2C1O0

    Beijing:  China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, lauded Sunday the outcome of a historic U.N. climate conference that ended with a nonbinding agreement that urges major polluters to make deeper emissions cuts — but does not require it. The international climate talks that brought more than 110 leaders together in Copenhagen produced "significant and positive" results, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said...
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  • IGNOU to launch programme on climate change

    21 December 2009, source: Press Trust of India
    URL: http://www.ptinews.com/news/433515_IGNOU-to-launch-programme-on-climate-change

    New Delhi:  With growing focus on global warming, the Indira Gandhi National Open University will launch a programme on climate change from next year. The diploma programme on climate change would be available through all the 2,500 IGNOU study centres across the country."The programme that would be available from 2010 will also look into the Kyoto protocol and the recent Copenhagen summit," V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor IGNOU told PTI...
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  • The last-ditch drama that saved the deal from collapse

    21 December 2009, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/20/copenhagen-climate-global-warming

    The Copenhagen accord was gavelled through in the early hours of yesterday morning after a night of extraordinary drama and two weeks of subterfuge. It is a document that will shape the world, the climate and the balance of power for decades to come, but the story of how it came into existence is one of high drama and low politics...
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  • UN climate meet showed the old North-South divide outdated

    21 December 2009, source: Business Standard
    URL: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/un-climate-meet-showedold-north-south-divide-outdated/380211/

    Copenhagen:  Beyond the nitty-gritty of emission cuts and technology transfers, the broader significance of the two-week-long United Nations’ climate summit in Copenhagen lay in the manner in which it exemplified how the geostrategic contours of the 21st century are shifting. These are contours in flux, not wholly settled but clearly discernable, nonetheless...
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  • A history, of sorts, is made

    21 December 2009, source: IDN
    URL: http://www.indepthnews.net/news/news.php?key1=2009-12-20%2016:38:32&key2=1

    Berlin:  Copenhagen will probably go down in the history of climate diplomacy as a synonym for disaster, evoking memories of ‘something is rotten in the state of Denmark'. But this is not why a history, of sorts, has been made in Copenhagen. The real reasons are different.   International conferences by their very nature are not known to end up in failure, with zero results...
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  • Miliband: The road from Copenhagen

    21 December 2009, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/dec/20/copenhagen-climate-change-accord

    London:  Where do we go from here? That is the question we are all asking ourselves after Copenhagen. We have to begin by understanding the lessons of what went wrong but also recognise the achievements that it secured. This was a chaotic process dogged by procedural games. Thirty leaders left their negotiators at 3am on Friday, the last night to haggle over the short Danish text that became the accord...
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  • South Africa talks up Copenhagen ‘deal’

    21 December 2009, source: Business Day
    URL: http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=89962

    Johannesburg: South Africa, which played a leading role in concluding a watered-down agreement on climate change at the United Nations (UN) summit in Copenhagen, admitted yesterday it was disappointed that so few states had signed up to the deal.     Widespread condemnation has greeted the failure of the two-week summit to reach a broader, legally binding agreement...
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  • Despite failed climate talks, more green awareness

    21 December 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ips/9debb7c75658736fcd6e2859b70e2945.htm

    New Delhi:   The world supped on an alphabet soup of acronyms over the nearly two weeks of climate change talks that just ended – UNFCCC, COP-15, IPCC, CDM, LDCF, MEF, CCS. But did any of these filter down to reach the average citizen? Does it bother people if their countries' "carbon sequestration" efforts are laudatory, or if the "anthropogenic climate impacts" in their cities are being mitigated? Would they come to grief if their carbon footprint outpaced that of others in the United States? And if it did, well, would they activate "carbon offsets" to minimise the damage to the planet?   Indeed, experts say, a lay person's understanding of climate change issues becomes vital against the backdrop of the just-finished Copenhagen summit – bruising negotiations that ended with an agreement to keep global temperature rises to no more than two degrees, have developed countries cut greenhouse gases and developing countries take steps to limit theirs...
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  • All over the map: Rounding up editorial reax to Copenhagen

    21 December 2009, source: Grist
    URL: http://www.grist.org/article/2009-12-20-all-over-the-map-rounding-up-editorial-reax-to-copenhagen/

    It’s too weak! ... No, it was a fool’s errand to begin with ... China is to blame! Of course not, it was the United States that brokered a bad deal for the world’s poor ... There’s no hope ... Progress was made, there’s more to do ... Despair ... Hope ... Such was the general tone struck by newspaper editorial boards over the weekend about the climate accord announced late Friday fromCopenhagen...
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  • UN climate talks ‘take note’ of accord backed by US

    20 December 2009, source: New York Times
    URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/science/earth/20climate.html?_r=1&hp

    Copenhagen:  With the swift bang of a gavel on Saturday morning, a prolonged fight between nations small and large over an international pact to limit climate risks that was forged the night before by the United States and four partners came to a somewhat murky end. The chairman of the climate treaty talks declared that the parties would “take note” of the document, named the Copenhagen Accord, leaving open the question of whether this effort to curb greenhouse gases from the world’s major emitters would gain the full support of the 193 countries bound by the original, and largely failed, 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change...
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  • Copenhagen closes with weak deal that poor threaten to reject

    20 December 2009, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/19/copenhagen-closes-weak-deal

    Copenhagen:  The UN climate summit in Copenhagen has formally closed with a deal many countries admit falls far short of the action needed to tackle global warming.   The non-binding accord, which the US reached with key nations including China and Brazil, includes a recognition to limit temperature rises to less than 2C but imposes no specific targets for greenhouse gas cuts...
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  • Birth of BASIC signals decline of G77?

    20 December 2009, source: The Hindu
    URL: http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article67118.ece

    Together, they have more than 40 per cent of the world’s population and are responsible for 10 per cent of the world’s economy. Now, they are finally leveraging their considerable power on the world stage by presenting a united front on climate change. The BASIC group — made up of Brazil, South Africa, India and China — was born in the run-up to the U...
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  • Failure at such a grand level means we have to act locally

    20 December 2009, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/dec/19/copenhagen-climate-change-comment-julian-hunt

    London:  Post-Copenhagen, we may be heading towards a future in which no comprehensive successor to the Kyoto regime is politically possible. It is therefore crucial that the centre of gravity of decision-making on how we respond to climate change moves towards the sub-national level. The need for such a shift from "top down" to "bottom up" is becoming clearer by the day...
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  • Scientific fact, not political issue

    20 December 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ips/6eae6d547f8801f04c1fecd2df2c8484.htm

    Rio de Janeiro:   "In a year's time, the Japanese archipelago will be completely under water." This official announcement was made following a violent eruption of Mt. Fuji, as a series of devastating earthquakes shook the country, forcing the world to face the challenge of taking in 110 million refuges within a very short time...
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  • State of the agriculture text at COP, December 18, 2009.

    20 December 2009, source: IATP
    URL: http://www.iatp.org/climate/files/document/cop15agtext12182009.pdf

    State of the agriculture text at COP at the close of the session, December 18, 2009. Draft agriculture COP15 decision Cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions in agriculture The Conference of the Parties: Reaffirming the objective, principles and provisions of the Convention, in particular its Article 2, Article 3, paragraphs 1 and 5, and Article 4, paragraph 1(c), Bearing in mind the need to improve the efficiency and productivity of agricultural production systems in a sustainable manner, Recognizing the interests of small and marginal farmers, the rights of indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge and practices, in the context of applicable international obligations, and taking into account national laws andcircumstances, Recognizing that cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions in the agriculture sector should take into account the relationship between agriculture and food security, the link between adaptation and mitigation andthe need to safeguard that these approaches and actions do not adversely affect food security, [Affirming that cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions in the agriculture sector should not constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination or a disguised restriction on international trade,] 1...
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