Grace Lange on December 17th, 2009

At Hillary Clinton’s press conference in Copenhagen today, she called for international cooperation from all parts of the world and commitments from all major emitters. Clinton announced the US’s commitment to spend 100b/yr by 2020 for climate adaptation in poor countries. However, she made it clear that the US’s financial commitment is contingent on a transparent commitment […]

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munnd on December 16th, 2009

We are all stakeholders of global climate change, albeit to varying degrees. And, for the most part, this conference has been open to incorporating a host of different peoples.  In addition to the official country delegates and party members, individuals and organizations from business and civil society have influenced the negotiations through their indirect participation. […]

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nguyenl on December 14th, 2009

The principle of common but differentiated responsibilities boils down to which countries should spend on climate finance and how much they should spend. As a whole, the global community has spent no where near the level it should be spending on adaptation and mitigation. Estimated yearly adaptation cost is US$8 billion to US$100 billion per […]

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nguyenl on December 10th, 2009

Most side events (events other than the main party negotiation)  at COP15 have been in the form of presenting research results, describing current mechanisms and suggesting what directions to take in climate change mitigation going forward. They all rely heavily on fact and reasoning to make the case. Kiribati event, in contrast, appeals to ethics […]

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Kelly Rogers on December 9th, 2009

Today a US Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern,  gave a press briefing at COP-15. The following is a selected summary of his initial introduction. We have demonstrated a strong commitment to this issue from day one. President Obama came into office focused foremost on economic stimulus package. In that package  included the highest vehicle emissions standards we’ve […]

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