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SCCS blog from Copenhagen: Part 14

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland @ Cop15
Richard Dixon
DAY Fourteen - by Dr Richard Dixon.
Sunday 20th December 2009

After Obama’s private press conference the world thought they knew what had been agreed and that became the story in the global media. But the conference was not actually over for another 20 hours and the delegates came back together to decide that, actually, they didn’t want to adopt the document now known as the Copenhagen Accord. A number of countries complained about the big countries stitching up an agreement between themselves and subverting the UN process.

SCCS blog from Copenhagen: Part 13

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland @ Cop15
Richard Dixon
DAY Thirteen - by Dr Richard Dixon.
Saturday 19th December 2009

Friday started with a live input to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme from the roof of a hotel which was also a ship. It was the first time I have had frozen toes while on the radio.

Real leaders face Christmas jail time while politicians flee climate crime scene


Our delegation being evicted
© Scanpix / Jens Norgaard Larsen

Four of our activists face the prospect of Christmas in jail this year over charges relating to a protest at the Heads of State dinner at the Copenhagen climate summit. But the leaders who did practically nothing about the greatest threat to our planet got away.

Brokenhagen - climate summit ends in failure

The world's wealthiest nations, led by the US, are using strong-arm tactics to try and force poor countries into signing onto the Copenhagen Accord, Friends of the Earth said today.

COP15 conclusions and the Colossal Fossil of the Year - 18th December

COP15 is still wrapping up, and the sense that more progress should have been made is tangible. Barack Obama's big speech today failed to commit the USA to anything more than they had previously signed up to, although you might not have noticed from his language, "we can act boldly, and decisively".

The 'twittersphere' seems to be reflecting that one of the favourite quotes of the proceedings came from Chavez earlier in the week where he railed against the capitalist countries, stating that, 'if the climate were a bank it would have been saved already'.

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