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Oh, well. It’s not the end of the world, is it?

Published 15th November 2009 - 2 comments - 757 views -

The BBC is factual: Apec leaders drop climate target. Snippet: "World leaders meeting in Singapore have said it will not be possible to reach a climate change deal ahead of next month's UN conference in Denmark."

But Der Spiegel is dramatic: Asien-Gipfel torpediert Klimakonferenz in Kopenhagen. Snippet: "Bei der für Dezember geplanten Weltklimakonferenz in Kopenhagen wird wohl kein international bindendes Abkommen verabschiedet. Zum Abschluss des Apec-Treffens in Singapur erklärten 17 Staats- und Regierungschefs, ein Vertragschluss sei 'unrealistisch'."

While the New York Times adopts a sober tone: World Leaders Agree to Delay a Deal on Climate Change. Snippet: "SINGAPORE — President Obama and other world leaders have decided to put off the difficult task of reaching a climate change agreement at a global climate conference scheduled for next month, agreeing instead to make it the mission of the Copenhagen conference to reach a less specific 'politically binding' agreement that would punt the most difficult issues into the future."

But Copenhagen won't be a bust if Naomi Klein has her way. "The Seattle activists' coming of age in Copenhagen will be very disobedient" says the spoiled rich kid, who wants to throw a public tantrum in Denmark. Promises. Promises. 

Category: UN Climate Change Conference 2009, | Tags: singapore, apec, obama, klein, bbc, der spiegel, new york times,



Comments

Lucy Setian on 15th November 2009:

Unrealistish oder nicht muss eine Entscheidung unbedingt gretroffen werden sein. Es ist unglaublich, dass so viele Experten kein Vertrauen in den Teamarbeitsmoeglichkeiten haben. Und wie lang sollen wir noch warten? Die Medien koennen immer so was sie wollen schreiben, aber das veraedert genau in diesem fall nichts. Alle hatten genug gedacht. Es ist die Zeit zur Aktion schon gekommen.

Aija Vanaga on 15th November 2009:

COP15 is more and more closer. Hope is survivor or..?

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