COP21 follow-along: Dec 4

Today is the last day of negotiating before tomorrow’s midday deadline for the draft text.  Things are not looking promising.  One of the many newsletters from NGOs stationed here suggests the COP presidency will have to meet with countries individually to figure out their negotiating positions and where there can be movement…all before Monday, when ministers …

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COP21 follow-along: Dec 3 (Youth Day!)

This morning we had our interview with Jose Maria Figueres, so we arrived at the venue only around 11:30.  We ran into some youth demonstrators outside the negotiating area (wow!), then split off to attend IPCC briefing and yet another interview.  Today is Youth Day, so now we're at the Intergenerational Inquiry with Christiana Figueres …

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COP21 follow-along: Dec 2

I’ve just arrived at Le Bourget and am sipping on a coffee—fairtrade organic, served in a returnable *EcoCup* of course—in the 25 min before COP plenary gets underway.  Feeling quite hopeful about COP21, after witnessing some promising things yesterday.  And, as you may have heard, instead of awarding a Fossil of the Day “award” yesterday, …

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