UN Climate Tracker Phil Ireland reports back on the Copenhagen climate talks, and what they failed to deliver for the world.
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I am currently writing to you from a warehouse somewhere outside the city of Copenhagen. Various NGOs have been scrambling to set up facilities to support continued engagement with the process, as we have now been officially shut out of the negotiations.
Let me just have a moment of honesty with you all. I am tired, really tired. 12 long hard days have taken their toll on me and many others in this process. People are frustrated, confused and despairing at the direction these talks are taking.
As I am writing this, however, the talks have stalled. As we head into, what is beginning to look like a very chaotic final week I thought I would spend some time outlining what we are actually asking from a global deal.
UN Climate Tracker Phil Ireland interviews Louise Hand, Australia’s Ambassador on climate change.
With all that is going on I thought we should hear from a friend from the Global South. Watch this video of an interview with our Indian tracker. Hear a different perspective on the negotiations and get some of the insider information.
Today, a guest post from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition on the people of Tuvalu, one of the most severely threatened small island nations that has already suffered painfully from increased cyclone severity today passionately demanded that a legally binding agreement be reached at Copenhagen.
After months of anticipation, I am finally in Copenhagen. The question on everyone’s mind is: ‘will Copenhagen result in a fair ambitious and binding deal… or will it be a greenwash?’