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Copenhagen Accord

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is over.  It ended with a minimalist so-called “Copenhagen Accord“, falling shot of many of the original goals.  The “Copenhagen Discord” leaves plenty of room for improvement during a conference now scheduled in Bonn for the middle of next year.

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Environmental Minister Röttgen Warns against Failure of Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen

Before the start of the talks on climate change in Copenhagen, German Environmental Minister Norbert Röttgen warned against a failure of the negotiations.   Continue reading ‘Environmental Minister Röttgen Warns against Failure of Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen’

Ban Ki-Moon: No Legally Binding Climate Change Treaty in Copenhagen

UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon apparently does not believe that a new legally binding climate change agreement will be adopted in Copenhagen in December, says Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Continue reading ‘Ban Ki-Moon: No Legally Binding Climate Change Treaty in Copenhagen’

Coalition Agreement: Environment, Energy and Climate Change Provisions

The winners of the German Federal Election of September 2009, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Democrats of Bavaria (CSU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) have decided on a coalition agreement for the second Cabinet headed by Chancellor Andrea Merkel (CDU).   Continue reading ‘Coalition Agreement: Environment, Energy and Climate Change Provisions’

The Copenhagen Climate Agreement: EU Positions and State of Play

In a press release, the European Commission informed about its latest positions and the state of play regarding a possible climate agreement to be concluded at the Copenhagen climate conference on 7-18 December 2009. Continue reading ‘The Copenhagen Climate Agreement: EU Positions and State of Play’