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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...

On-going Discussion

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - South Korea:If we do not succeed, our children will not forgive us. We have made good progress, back on the Bali Roadmap.  We have a balanced agreement, with LCA and KP.  Today's text clearly sets...

Venezuela

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - The Venezuelan Minister accepts apologies for difficult experience at the door. We know it was due to people being tired, and the situations were difficult. We think it is important for people to...

President's Response to Bolivia and Statement from Peru

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - She apologizes to the claim she did not recognize Bolivia... No one knew they wanted the floor.  And she deftly suggests all the substantive concerns of Bolivia were handled in the consultations, so...

Last Session -- Holding our Breath

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - After a further delay to allow another several hundred people to file into a room that was already full, the session is now called to order. President Espinosa thanks everyone for tireless work. My...

Quick and Dirty Update

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 - The President of the COP released new texts and called parties back for informal stock-taking.It has left me pinching myself. It is all beyond what I had hoped for.... It is not over yet.  So fingers...