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    Energy and Climate Change: C+

    Daphne Wysham
    22 January 2010
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    In his first few months in office, Obama did take some significant actions to address climate change, but failed to follow through.

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    China: The Prince of Denmark

    Walden Bello
    21 January 2010
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    Like Hamlet, Shakespeare's conflicted Prince of Denmark, China was caught between conflicting currents in Copenhagen. Its failure to manage these challenges led to its biggest diplomatic debacle in years.

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    Fouling up the air

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
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    India has become collusive in the weak and inequitable Copenhagen Accord. The government must correct course if India’s poor are not to suffer further.

  4. After our Copenhagen self-goal

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
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    The Copenhagen Accord represents an ignominious retreat from the urgent and universal imperative of combating climate change through cooperative global action. It needs to be replaced with an ambitious, legally binding agreement.

  5. Bolivia provides resistance and hope at Brokenhagen

    08 January 2010
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    Thanks to the courage of Bolivia and a few other nations – and against huge pressure and threats to sign the deal -  the UN did not endorse or adopt the vacuous Copenhagen Accord but instead were forced to use the much weaker language of “noting” it.

  6. On the Copenhagen UN climate summit or why you need more than butter to bake a cake

    Beatriz Martínez
    08 January 2010
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    So it seems that for once everyone agrees on something: the UN climate summit in Copenhagen was a spectacular failure. That is quite an achievement in itself, since consensus seems a rarity in these times.