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It is just past 21.00 in the Bella Center, Copenhagen, and progress for a workable climate deal seems limited so far. Unofficially, I am told that the delegation from Costa Rica has gone to dinner because they don’t think there is much going on. There is a rumour that the Russian delegation, including Medvedev has… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Blogactiv spoke to Jane Davidson MP (Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing in the UK) about the role of regions in reducing CO2 emissions and her expectations for the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Conference. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/LzMJ66kcD8c” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This interview was conducted on Tuesday 15th December 2009 by Daniela Vincenti Mitchener.

Posted by Michael Wolfindale

Dr Ehrhart (Climate Change Coordinator for CARE International) explains the role that NGOs have been playing in the Copenhagen Climate Conference. He also explains the role of water in the discussions and the role of CARE International. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ACMiRKKVKFg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December 2009 by Stuart Langridge.

Posted by Michael Wolfindale

Linda McAven (Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber) spoke to Blogactiv about the negotiation situation and current deadlock at the Copenhagen Climate Conference. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/n4stxRVceic” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December by Daniela Vincenti Mitchener.

Posted by Michael Wolfindale

The climate change negotiations here in Copenhagen seem to be split over one issue more than others: transparency. Heads of government seem to be acknowledging in their addresses that climate change is real. For many ordinary people, this is something that politicians do not seem to say very often. They are acknowledging that something must… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

At every turn and in every direction, COP15 is a conference divided. Before the conference began, it was about who could get in and who couldn’t. In the early days, it was the massive delays for staff from NGOs, the media and even delegates to get in to the building. There were protests both in… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

The Bella Center has just been brought to a virtual standstill by three events. After all the speeches and posturing by heads of government from around the world, three took to the floor one after another. They were from China, Brazil and the United States. (Oddly, after such powerful company, they were followed by the… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

The business-end of the summit is arriving. TV sets around the Bella Center are all showing the main plenary where leader after leader is giving his or her few minutes worth of thoughts about the situation. When there are well over 100 leaders in the room, fairness dictates that they all get their few minutes… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge