ECO 9, COP 16, English version

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December 9, 2010 - 3:03pm

It must be wonderful to live in the magical world of Canada’s environment file. In that enchanted land, a press release is the same as a law, and polluting for another 45 more years is the same thing as banning dirty coal.
You can tell Parliament and the media that you have published regulations to ban coal, but back in the normal world you’ve done nothing of the kind.
When...

December 9, 2010 - 2:59pm

Brazil seems to be its own worst enemy. Not only did President Lula publicly state last week that the negotiations in Cancun won´t go anywhere, the Brazilian legislature is on the verge of delivering a fatal blow to real hope for future emissions reductions.  Brazil’s remarkable recent accomplishments could well be stopped cold.
The annual emissions of CO2eq in Brazil in all economic...

December 9, 2010 - 2:55pm

ECO is concerned that the small adaptation finance cake that is currently on offer leaves developing countries fighting over crumbs. Consider, however, that the best strategy against starvation is to increase the food 
supply.

December 9, 2010 - 2:54pm

What do negotiators do when something is agreed? They leave it out of the text!
It might seem weird but it just keeps happening in the shared vision discussion.
Calling for a low emission economy which ensures a just transition and the creation of good quality, decent jobs was long ago agreed as part of the text also referring to gender, indigenous peoples’ rights and other...

December 9, 2010 - 2:45pm

Ministers, it’s ECO again. May we have a few moments with you? Yes, you guessed it – right here in your hands is our clean and manageable list of key decisions for the remainder of the week.
We’ve heard that you feel there are too many choices and papering over the differences in the negotiations might be the best achievable for the moment. But 
remember, that trick only works once....