Daily Archives: September 29, 2009

Ed Crooks

On Energy Source today:

The draft climate agreement to be finalised at Copenhagen still needs a huge amount of work Read more

Commodity markets steadied on Tuesday with crude oil prices moving modestly lower.

Traders said they expected fresh impetus from this week’s economic data, which was expected to provide further insight into the strength of the global economy’s recovery path. Read more

China seeks big stake in Nigerian oil
CNOOC in talks over one-sixth of reserves (FT)

Nigeria feels pull from east and west
Beijing seeks oil, but western groups won’t roll over easily (FT) Read more

Ed Crooks

With the Copenhagen climate talks in December now just 69 days away (and counting), the latest version of the negotiating text being thrashed out by officials in Bangkok gives a vivid sense of just how far there is to go.

In its 181 pages there were, on one official’s estimate, about 2,000 square brackets, representing passages that were disputed and still needed to be resolved. If you are so minded, you can have a go at counting them yourself.

The text is available at the website of the UN Framework Convention on Climate ChangeRead more