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Who is on board?

The „soft deadline“ passed this weekend and 31 countries representing almost 3/4th of global emissions have signed the Copenhagen Accord and put in their numbers. THE numbers: how much they want to reduce their emissions. Interestingly, the big players (US, China, EU) are there together with the rather small guys (Bangladesh, Samoa, Costa Rica). Sadly, […]

Massachusetts Murder!

A Letter to Massachusetts: Dear Swing-voters in Massachusetts, you indeed have a reason to end a decade-long rule by one party over the Senate seat that was filled last week. Even more taking into account that your informal royal family – the Kennedys – have taken this spot for so long. Despite me being a […]

Greenwashed Snowmens in Berlin

One year ago, I reported from a wonderful civil-society action that took place in the beatiful town of Uppsala, where snowmen demonstrated against climate change: „Snögubbar mit klimatförandringar„. This past weekend, the energy company ENTEGA, which is in part owned by German coal-giant and oligarchist E.ON – one of Europes dirtiest energy-producers – called in […]

New smart model fails in Ecuador

Some days ago, the President of Ecuador officially said that their model of saving their precious and valuable rainforests has failed as not enough money was collected. Raffael Correa has pledged in2007 to keep a total of 850 Barrel crude oil in the ground below the Yasuni Rainforest if the Western Nations pay what Ecuador […]

Draf Obama and Hu discussed on until a few minutes ago…

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We have a deal (but what kind of deal)?

Some voices are standing opposite to what the media was collaborating today. The Green politician Hermann Ott told the German newspaper „Taz“ that a political binding agreement was already hammered out between the USA and China. Supposedly, 24% will be the amount that developed countries want to mitigate until 2020 – calculating the loopholes this […]

Greetz from Kopenhagen

Tuvalu rockz the COP – but does it help?

Right now, the negotiations within the CMP in the main plenary are stopped again and a small group of people is meeting in one corner of the room to find agreemend under the guidance of Connie Hedegaard, the COP-President. Tuvalu seemed to have insisted on its proposal to first deal with what kind of outcome […]

Danish surprise

Denmark ist a small but very rich country in the North of Europe. It is known for Hans-Christian Andersen and his Little Mermaid and a lot of Wind Power. And the danish Capital is host to the biggest UN-Conference ever, COP15! Thus, Denmark has a unique responsibility as host and – in the person of […]

China blocks allegations

China just said at the CMP-Meeting that it is not agreeing with the finding of the CDM Executive Board (EB) on taking back some CDM-Windprojects in China. The initial Critique came up by groups like CDM-Watch that China was lowering subsidies for Windprojects which are enabled under the CDM. They would then not be „additional“ […]