11/12/2009 Africa downplays chances of a deal: African Union climate negotiator Meles Zenawi says the main obstacle for a climate deal is whether or not rich countries can come up with sufficient funding for developing countries.http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=2945

12/11/2009: Europe Pledges Over $10 Billion for Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Nations
12/12/2009: Climate talks: First blows struck over deal: Major players fired the first shots in a three-way battle on climate change on Friday, wrangling over a seven-page document proposed as the blueprint of a historic UN pact. The world’s number one and two polluters, China and the United States, laid down markers in what promises to be a fiery week-long haggle while developing countries likened European leaders — who had pledged more than $10-billion in aid just hours before — to “climate sceptics”.http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009-12-12-climate-talks-first-blows-struck-over-deal

12/12/2009: China says US envoy ‘irresponsible’ on climate aid: China on Friday attacked a top US envoy as either “extremely irresponsible” or lacking in common sense, for saying at a global summit to tackle warming that no US climate aid would go to China. http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009-12-12-china-says-us-envoy-irresponsible-on-climate-aid

11/12/2009: Russia sets conditions for climate deal: Russia met its Kyoto Protocol goal and therefore stipulates that unused emission quotas be carried over to a new climate agreement. http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=2943

11/12/2009: Proposal: 25 billion dollars to save tropical forests: A global policy to preserve forests and limit carbon dioxide emissions will likely be folded into a draft text this week at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, UN negotiators are preparing a 25 billion US dollar proposal to save tropical forests in more than 10 countries. http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=2934

11/12/2009: G-77 chief negotiator walked out in anger: Chief negotiator for 130 developing countries believes that the UN climate change conference “will probably be wrecked by the bad intentions of some people”. http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=2932

11/12/2009: COP15 Copenhagen climate summit: Day 5 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/richardblack/2009/12/cop15_copenhagen_climate_summi_3.html

News on South Africa

1/12/2009: South Africa: An Experiment in Climate Change Adaptation Planning http://www.wri.org/stories/2009/12/south-africa-experiment-climate-change-adaptation-planning
10/11/2009: SA to host UN climate talks in 2011
http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/south_africa_in_the_world/sa_to_host_un_climate_talks_in_2011.html

10/11/2009: Climate change on agenda http://www.joburg.org.za/content/view/4635/266/
3/12/2009: The Road to Copenhagen: Climate Change, Energy and South Africa’s Foreign Policy,  SAIIA. This 30-page South African occasional paper considers the challenges facing South Africa in balancing domestic priorities with growing international pressure to reduce carbon emission http://www.saiia.org.za/emerging-powers-and-global-challenges-overview/thematic-work-climate-change.html

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