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Follow along with 3p as we track the news and developments leading up to, and during, the COP15 Climate Conference taking place in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Obama Announces He Will Attend COP15 Climate Conference

The White House officially announced today that President Barack Obama will go to Copenhagen to attend the COP15 climate conference, a commitment Obama…

Avoiding COP15 Burnout with “Expectation Management”

“Climate change and climate policy in Europe and the U.S. – Opportunities and Challenges in the Run-up to the Copenhagen Summit and beyond”…
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Barcelona Climate Talks End after a Week of Boycotts- Next Stop: Copenhagen

The final week of climate negotiations in Barcelona have now ended. The last meeting before the main event in Copenhagen next month served…
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Facing Reality in Copenhagen

The days grow short and with it the time left to lay a foundation that leads to an international climate treaty to which…

Maldives Underwater Meeting Catches Media Attention

Few people appear better positioned for Blog Action Day 2009 than Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed – and it’s been a busy year since…

100 Places to Remember

There are rising CO2 ppm numbers, warming and increasingly acidic oceans, shifting species populations, shrinking arctic sea-ice cover and volume… all manner of…
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Buying Time: Cutting Non-CO2 Pollutants Will Slow Climate Change

Climate change isn’t only about carbon dioxide. So that’s why, in a world that is stepping close to a steep precipice, doing more…
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Scaling Back En Route to Copenhagen

About 53 days until COP15, and the word compromise is surfacing more and more in discussions around reaching an agreement in December. There…

Obama’s Nobel Prize – What Effect Could it Have on the Copenhagen Conference?

Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize score could have numerous implications – including potential benefits for the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen (scheduled for December…
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Bangkok Talks Conclude with Mixed Metaphors, Unfinished Business

In a statement released at the conclusion of the two-week session of climate talks in Bangkok, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer talked…

Saudi Arabia to Seek Financial Aid if World Reduces Oil Dependence

Saudi Arabia may join the list of countries seeking financial aid over the UN climate deal. According to a Forbes.com report, during the…

Obama Aide Says Passage of Climate Bill Before Copenhagen Is Unlikely

President Obama’s aide and top climate and energy official, Carol Browner, confirmed Friday what many already feared: there is virtually no chance Congress…

Will China Have Cap and Trade Before the US?

Underlying anxiety over China’s rapid economic advance, including its aggressive moves into clean technology, is an ideological uncertainty: is the Chinese system of…
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Road to Copenhagen: Bali to Bangkok

The “Road to Copenhagen” began on the Indonesian island of Bali at the COP13 climate conference in December of 2007. COP13 charted the intended…
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Could a Nobel Peace Prize Speed Up Climate Talks?

Guardians of the Nobel Peace Prize are getting creative in their attempt to speed up sluggish talks about climate. According to a Reuters…