Daily Archives: December 6, 2009

Fiona Harvey

Security guards closed off registration and entry to would-be delegates for almost an hour, preventing hundreds from gaining access. Security is tight already, without the presence of any of the ministers or leaders. When they arrive, the city may hit a standstill.
New buzzword of the day: ‘aidwash’. That was the name given by UN climate chief Yvo de Boer to efforts by rich countries to rebrand their existing overseas development help to poor countries as climate change-related aid. Read more

FT Energy Source

This post, from the Financial Times’ Energy Source blog, looks at the likely impact of US President Barack Obama’s decision to attend the Copenhagen climate change summit at the end of the conference rather than the early stages. Read more