CAN Daily Press Conference Webcast–Dec. 10

10 December 2009

Webcast Notice

View Briefing:
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Webcast Available on Copenhagen Climate Talks Briefing
Assessing Negotiations, Tuvalu Actions, LULUCF Logging Loopholes and
EU Heads of State Visit

CAN Press Conference--Dec. 12 [Copenhagen, Denmark] An on-demand webcast is available streaming this morning’s press briefing in Copenhagen. Experts focused on Tuvalu’s actions yesterday and potential LULCF loopholes to pay attention. The briefing will be webcast live for those unable to attend. There was also a preview of the upcoming EU Heads of State visit.

Saleemul Huq, IIED
“I think that Obama does have an opportunity next week to earn the Nobel Prize he was awarded this week by showing as not just the president of the United States, but as a leader of the world.”

David Ngatae, Cook Islands Climate Action Network
“The main concern for the Tuvalu intervention is the we need to come up with a legally binding agreement, which we’ve been working on for two years.”

“In Tuvalu we have salt water coming up through the ground. We are right on the frontlines of climate change and are feeling the impacts now.”

Chris Henschel, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Regarding proposed changed to LULUCF (logging) policies: “The problem with the logging loophole that the developed countries are proposing is that it allows them to increase their emissions from logging and not account for it”

Matthias Duwe, CAN Europe
On the EU “There needs to be a proposal on finance. They’re saying they still don’t have numbers and key features on either short term fast start and long term financing. We need to see those and gain clarity.”

What: Briefing assessing the kick-off of the Copenhagen climate negotiations


[Originally broadcast on Thursday, 12:00, CET December 10, 2009]

Who: Experts on UNFCCC negotiations and issues

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