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Some hope -- maybe

Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 - Sarkozy and Lula are not giving up.  Working the phones.  Sarkozy to Obama. Is it possible? Yes.

Hope Fading

Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 - There were some brave speeches, claiming there is still a chance of a legally binding and transparent agreement in Copenhagen.  But it is increasingly hard to believe them. Gordon Brown has tried to...

More Speeches: Nauru and Kenya

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 - Nauru, Marcus Stephen.We want a fair, legally binding agreement.  Negotiations very contentious and we have failed to reach a good outcome. It is clear that not all countries understand the severity...

A Plea from the Maldives

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 - There was a break in the leaders' speeches.I went to a side-event from ICLEI, now chaired by an old friend from BC, David Cadman.   In a discussion of local cities initiative, Sir Nicholas Stern...

Hugo Chavez - Venezuela

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 - Comments from the President of Venezuela: Back to the earlier concerns over the lack of transparency.  Bolivia said earlier, the text presented is not democratic or inclusive.  A new document? Top...

International Leaders Speak

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 - The system of national governments negotiating is a "Fundamentally dysfunctional political system."  Prime Minister Zenawi of Ethiopia speaking on behalf of all countries of Africa. "Not here as...

Nothing Like it

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 - I have never seen anything like this.  The meeting was adjourned for Environment Minister Connie Hedegaard to be replaced by the Danish PM to introduce leader after leader for speeches. BUT before...

Oppression

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 - It is in the air. The sense of imminent defeat, fake success photos ops and a clamp down as a street demo is making police extra nervous.  Kids on the street this AM were being asked by police for...

Tuesday Update

Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 - The story today is Canada and the real leak. Not the spoof press release of yesterday. (Today a group called the "Yes Men" took responsibility for the hoax press release in which Canada reversed...

Long Day

Monday, 14 Dec 2009 - My day started forcing myself out of bed with the aim of being at the front of the line for credentials when the process was set to resume at 8 AM.  We had tried on Saturday, waiting in line an hour...