Good or bad COP?

19 December, 2011

A week after Durban’s last-ditch deal at COP17, now called the Durban Platform, there are still a lot of discussions ongoing about the outcome and the consequences of it. Attached you find some bullet points of the agreement from an optimist and a pessimist’s eye.  http://bloggar.miljoaktuellt.idg.se/tricoronaclimatepartner/2011/12/11/good-cop-bad-cop-cop17-sammanfattad/ We would also like to thank you for reading this blog! If…

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There is a deal! (About a deal…)

11 December, 2011

In the early morning hours of Sunday, a deal was finally struck. After pushing the summit to a record extension, the delegates agreed upon a roadmap (called “Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action”) to carve out a climate deal to encompass all countries (including China and the US) that should be…

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A new commitment today?

10 December, 2011

BBC has presented a good summary about the last actions in Durban. Yesterday they did not come to a finalisation so the negotiations continue today. There is still good hope for a new agreement today! www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/science-environment-16118909?…

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Negotiations continue tomorrow

9 December, 2011

Just heard that the negotiations are postponed until tomorrow at 10AM. It is worrying that they take a long break, but in a way good that they don’t rush it. There is some kind of weirdness in having to decide a matter of this importance between negotiators that are starting to collapse out of fatigue……

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Close but still no agreement

9 December, 2011

It now seems like 120 countries are ready to sign a package containing a second commitment period, the roadmap for future agreements that EU has suggested and The Green Climate Fund. USA is still not ready to commit but Canada has changed position and are ready to approve the package. We just spoke to parts…

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Lots of action now – some good news!

9 December, 2011

It seams that the tempo is increasing and something may well come out of this. In a tweet from UK climate change minister, from the inside, he states that “likelihood of an ambitious comprehensive deal has edged up”, although no details and dates are clear. http://twitter.com/#!/GregBarkerMP/status/145189899061047297…

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The final countdown in Durban

9 December, 2011

It has been a very interesting and busy week here in Durban, full of side events, informal meetings and new contacts. From a company perspective the week has been really fruitful. We are almost out of business cards and Sweco folders and we feel that the interest for our company is great in general and the need…

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200 authors on a global business plan!

9 December, 2011

Outside the accreditation area it is quite today. People that has been here for 2 weeks are waiting to go home and has already started to pack up their things. There are not many side events happening either today. I can just imagine that the situation from inside the negotiations is completely different. They really…

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Close to breakthrough deal?

9 December, 2011

We have entered the final day of negotiations. From my experiences at COP15, there is a lot of turbulence, rumors and lack of updated official information in the very last hours. Having that said, there are interesting reports emerging from the meeting. BusinessGreen reports that a breakthrough deal can be close. One of the contributing…

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The arts of negotiations

9 December, 2011

5 different Swedish artists have illustrated artworks for COP17 on the topic of climate change. It was close that the artworks was not exhibited, since some people found the artworks to be too controversial.  The exhibition can be found at the EU-pavilion at COP17.  Below you can see the three I liked the most. Their names are Tourism, Snow Showcase and…

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