"COPENHAGEN -- Hosts Denmark dropped plans on Thursday to propose new draft texts to try to break deadlock at a U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen after opposition from many developing nations." Reuters had the story Dec. 17, 2009.
"COPENHAGEN -- Failure to reach agreement with China over greenhouse gas emissions transparency could be a dealbreaker for the United States at UN climate talks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday." Reuters had the story Dec. 17, 2009.
COPENHAGEN — With time running out on the stalled Copenhagen climate negotiations, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave new hope that an agreement might still be reached when she announced Thursday that the United States would help raise $100 billion a year by 2020 to enable poor nations to combat climate change. ... Shortly after Ms. Clinton’s announcement, Yvo de Boer, the head of the United Nations climate office,...said he saw it as a sign that negotiations were making some progress." John M. Broder and Tom Zeller Jr. report for the New York Times December 17, 2009.
"COPENHAGEN -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the United States is prepared to join other rich countries in raising $100 billion in yearly climate financing for poor countries by 2020. The announcement could give a boost to deadlocked climate talks which have faltered over disputes between rich and poor countries over emissions cuts and climate financing. Clinton says that the financing is contingent on world leaders reaching a broader climate pact at the U.N. talks in Copenhagen." The AP had the story Dec. 17, 2009.
"COPENHAGEN -- Negotiators at the United Nations climate summit
scrambled Wednesday to bridge multibillion-dollar disagreements as
President Barack Obama and other world leaders prepared to descend on
the Danish capital Friday.
As night fell in Copenhagen Wednesday, it appeared that the leaders
could arrive for the summit's final sessions with significant work to
do to achieve Mr. Obama's goal of a 'meaningful' climate agreement.
"A key U.N. climate conference officially entered its high-level phase Wednesday, but negotiations to work out a draft political accord to be endorsed by world leaders on the talks' final day Friday were largely marred by objections raised by developing countries over chair Denmark's handling of the talks." Maya Kaneko reports for Kyodo News on AP Climate Pool.