Olivia Chen

World Struggles for Climate Deal as COP15 Talks Wind to a Close

by , 12/18/09
filed under: global warming

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The end of the COP15 Climate Conference is rapidly approaching, and the web is rife with critical commentary. Delegates stayed up late last night working towards an agreement, but the 3-page draft is still far less ambitious than hoped for. Some sources say that the pledges made in the draft text would still result in a 3 degree rise, when 2 degrees will be catastrophic to many small countries. Obama made a speech this morning that reminded the delegates that the dangers of climate change can not be ignored; he re-iterated the promises that the US is willing to make, but left many disappointed. In another effort, Obama met with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao to discuss emission targets, financing and transparency. Expectations are steadily dropping as time runs out and a last-minute climate deal hangs in the balance.

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2 Comments

  1. Mayors of the World Sig... November 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

    [...] a worldwide consensus has been difficult to come by thus far — not even coming out of the Copenhagen 15 conference with an agreement on how to address the problem. Perhaps the mayors of the world can push the rest [...]

  2. Milieunet December 19, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Are this the leaders we want? Are this the ministers we want? I’m not in Copenhagen so i don’t see what actually happens overthere, but can tell you how it looks for the world: like some little children fighting.

    The People in the Wolrd showed the signs 350 in a massive signal to our leaders. The clock is ticking TckTckTCk. Everywhere in the world we could here the TckTckTck. But did our leaders see those signs? Did they hear our voices, did they hear the churchbell’s ringing, did they see all Vigels last weekend?

    When people Lead. Leaders should follow.

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