The formal negotiations are taking place in only one place, the Bella Center, but throughout the city of Copenhagen the climate event cannot be missed. Numerous buildings are draped with huge signs proclaiming some companyâ€™s, nationâ€™s, or groupâ€™s contributions to reducing the climate problem. Public plazas have large displays of electric cars, annotated globes, and [...]
Archive for December, 2009
Emerging Leader Joe Ageyo reported daily for NTV Kenya on the new developments throughout the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark this past year. Here Joe interviews with UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and EU Parliament President Buzek.
The climate conference in Copenhagen has tested delegates’ determination. Long lines formed outside the Bella Center in Copenhagen. On Monday December 14th delegates from non-governmental organizations waited in the freezing temperatures for eight hours only to be turned away as the Bella Center exceeded capacity. They returned on Tuesday waiting in line for another five [...]
Britain and France urge for stronger global environmental governance and commit to a fast-start fund on climate change
Speaking after an EU Summit in Brussels, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that they are “determined that Copenhagen agrees to put in place stronger global environmental governance.” It is unclear, however, what they have in mind. The two leaders have committed their countries to a fast-start fund for 2010-2012 [...]