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Copenhagen Watch

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference opens in 5 hours time. You can get the news and views as it happens from the official website, from Oxfam, from Greenpeace, or from me and other Webdiarists on this thread.

From the BBC's Richard Black

"How's it going?" - According to Tuvalu's negotiator Ian Fry, not remotely as it should.

"I have the feeling that we are on the Titanic and sinking fast; but we can't launch any lifeboats because a member of the crew has decided we're not sinking and has decided to launch informal consultations."

Mark Lynas has posted on the Guardian a fascinating and depressing first person account of the final Heads of State meeting. How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room

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Two weeks in Copenhagen

From today, Amy Goodman from DemocracyNow! will be covering theCopenhagen Summit daily for the next two weeks. As far as I know, it isthe only coverage of it's type. The show will run for about an hour aday.

http://www.democracynow.org/

David R: also the BBC's environment correspondent Richard Black 

UK, Norway & Australia draft framework for resource transfer

"Today, together with Norway and Australia, the UK is taking a further step to a Copenhagen agreement: publishing a framework for the long-term transfer of resources to meet the mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries."

Gordon Brown writing in the Guardian.

"Copenhagen must be a turning point. Our children won't forgive us if we fail"

Any local coverage of this?

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David Roffey, since you are a "Guard" fan, you maybe caught George Monbiot's take last week on the current outrageous Canadian antics, involving the Alberta Tar Sands?

That wasn't included locally anywhere, either.

David R: I did, indeed. It's here, for anyone else who wants to ...

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