"COPENHAGEN -- Four nations proposed guiding principles for 'green funds' on Wednesday, hoping to end deadlock at U.N. talks on ways to manage billions of dollars to help the poor cope with global warming. 'Financing will need to be scaled up significantly and urgently, starting fast and rising over time,' Britain, Australia, Mexico and Norway said in a joint submission to the December 7-18 meeting in Copenhagen. ..." Reuters had the story Dec. 9, 2009.
"COPENHAGEN -- Island nation Tuvalu led a group of developing countries in a walkout from the Dec 7-18 climate summit here Wednesday, forcing an unprecedented closure of the conference for a few hours." The Times of India had the story Dec. 9, 2009.
"COPENHAGEN -- The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says she will take commonsense steps to regulate carbon emissions to protect the health of Americans. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her newly declared power to regulate greenhouse gases will be used to complement legislation pending in Congress, not replace it. ... Jackson spoke Wednesday at the 192-nation climate conference in Copenhagen, which is trying to forge an international treaty to control the gases causing the Earth's temperature to rise. The AP had the story Dec. 9, 2009.
OSLO -- Financial markets need global climate talks getting underway in Copenhagen to iron out a plan to price emissions more effectively and seal the switch to a low carbon economy, Europe's biggest investor told Reuters on Monday. Norway's oil revenue-fueled $440 billion sovereign wealth fund says climate change poses risks for its long-term investment and has lobbied along with other international investors for a strong agreement in Copenhagen." Wojciech Moskwa reports for Reuters Dec. 7, 2009.
"TUNIS -- Rich nations at the Copenhagen climate summit should commit $40 billion a year in new money to help Africa tackle the consequences of global warming, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Monday." Christian Lowe reports for Reuters Dec. 8, 2009.