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Devil In The Details: Is Copenhagens 2 ºC Guardrail Obsolete?

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The next day, Tuvalu, a nine-atoll country with a population of about twelve thousand, briefly took the spotlight in session when it called for a suspension of negotiations after COP President Connie Hedegaard refused to accept an amendment that would seek to stabilize greenhouse gases at the levels laid out in September’s AOSIS declaration—essentially, the levels that Pershing had rejected. Life or death for Tuvalu? by Jack Rosebro.

Climate Talks End In Copenhagen Accord; Countries Settle On Non- Binding 2 ºC Warming Limit

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In particular, the small island nation of Tuvalu briefly put a stop to negotiations after then-COP President Connie Hedegaard declined to consider the target as well as require a binding treaty by summit’s end. by Jack Rosebro.