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Copenhagen's morning reads

By Juliet Eilperin

With some actual news coming out of Copenhagen Friday, there are plenty of things to check out Saturday morning to provide a bit of perspective on what happened here. This will be a European-dominated roundup, since it was the E.U.'s decision to provide $3.6 billion annually over three years that ranks as one of the most important recent developments, along with the release of a short negotiating text by an ad-hoc U.N. working group.

Germany's Der Spiegel has an interesting take on the move, highlighting how Europeans are putting pressure on the U.S. to step it up at the conference. The paper has a number of other offerings as well, including an interview with gloomy U.S. economist Dennis Meadows.

London's Financial Times has one of the best overall packages on the climate talks, including this piece on how climate change-induced drought is affecting African nomads.

And Poland's left-leaning Gazeta Wyborcza has a series of snippets on the conference, which provide a sense of the divisions within a coal-dependent country which has sought to block the E.U.'s more aggressive climate stance.

The Norwegian environmental group Bellona managed to get an interview with a Russian delegate to the talks, which highlights how confusing a player Russia continues to be in these negotiations.

And for a totally different perspective on the scene here in Copenhagen, check out the photography on the blog of Janine Stengel, a German university student who's been snapping pictures on the street. She's quite talented.


Juliet Eilperin

 |  December 12, 2009; 10:34 AM ET  |  Category:  Copenhagen morning reads Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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