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Algeria, India, Colombia, Ecuador

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - Algeria spoke in favour of the text as the coordinator of the African Group. India:Minister Ramesh, the great Mexican leader said the challenge for Mexico was to be too close to its northern neighbor...

Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Japan

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - Tajikistan:Thanks for helping a small delegation to participate meaningfully. You have restored our faith in this process. For us the key issue is financing and technology transfer.  The text on...

Philippines, Kenya, Costa Rica, China, Pakistan

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - Philippines: Sometimes over two weeks, with meetings delayed and missed buses, it made me wonder if the sun would ever shine at the Moon Palace.(The building we are in is a tourist resort called Moon...

United States & UAE

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - United States: Todd Stern (great laughter as the camera cannot track Stern's face, hidden behind the diplomat in the row ahead. They have shifted camera angles)Thanks for all your work, colleagues...

22:30 More Speakers: EU, Turkey, Uruguay, Bangladesh, Guyana

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - Connie Hedegaard on behalf of EU. (She who ran the Copenhagen talks as Min of Env for Denmark, now climate negotiator for the EU). We have taken substantial new steps. We applaud the skilful and...

Maldives

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - (His voice hoarse, clearly tired) I speak for a country whose survival depends on the decisions we take. No one can doubt my interest in this matter.  It is a negotiation. We don't always get what we...

Cuba

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - Acknowledgment and gratitude to Mexico. I understand how tired all of us here feel.  This conference is in sharp contrast with Copenhagen.  A year has passed with undue pressure since Copenhagen....

Saudi Arabia

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - Worried vibes as Saudi Arabia takes the floor. You have proven you are a dexterous and able leader, captain of this ship. You have steered the ship to the right direction. We agree we are very close...

Yemen, Australia, Lesotho

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - Yemen speaks for the Group of 77 and China, but he seems to be speaking only on behalf of Yemen. The progress we have realized is a very positive negotiating step. The government of Yemen will...

Switzerland and Nicaragua Weigh In

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - Switzerland: I am honoured to speak on behalf of the environmental integrity group (Mexico, Lichtenstein, Korea, Monaco).  We are developing and industrialized countries. And we can accept this...