Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are now meeting in Copenhagen to wrangle over the details of a new global climate deal — a potential successor to the Kyoto Protocol. See Nature’s Road to Copenhagen special and the Climate Feedback blog for more coverage.
“With so many heads of state and government having arrived it’s appropriate that the Prime Minister of Denmark presides.”
Danish climate minister Connie Hedegaard has resigned as head of the conference, to be replaced by the Danish prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The move was “procedural”, she said. (BBC)
“It’s a pretty uphill struggle here” Gordon Brown, UK prime minister and one of the early top-level arrivers at the conference, takes stock of the situation (BBC).
“Enlightenment: no one, at least no one who will say anything in public, ever knows what’s going on at a COP.”
Myron Ebell, director, energy and global warming policy, Competitive Enterprise Insititute. (on Politico.com)