In the absence of real progress to report, news coverage of the ongoing U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen has lately begun to focus on the protestors.
We?ve seen all the intra-European arguments about Lisbon (now in force for a full fortnight) ? what we really need is some expert extra-European opinion. So ta very much to Philip H Gordon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the US State Department, for his handy overview.
The conclusions of the European Council 10 to 11 December (document EUCO 6/09) stated that the time has come to evaluate the Lisbon strategy and to look ahead.
Reflection is needed on both substantive issues and the governance structure. The Commission has launched a consultation. The European Council expects to discuss an ?ambitious proposal? early in 2010, including at its spring meeting.
Let me say at the outset that there is no simple answer to this question. The development of the law in theory has outstripped the implementation of the law in practice, which is bound to create difficulties. I shall come back to this theme.
COPENHAGEN — As President Obama prepared to visit the historic climate conference here, there were signs Wednesday of a break in the impasse between rich and developing nations.
Talks remain deadlocked at the protest-hit climate summit in Copenhagen as world leaders join efforts to seal a deal.
Copenhagen: climate countdown
The United Nations climate-change summit is a vital step in the world?s struggle to avert catastrophe. openDemocracy authors reflect on what needs to happen and how much Copenhagen can achieve.
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