Even on a normal day in the Bella Center, we suffered from information overload: there was the official daily program, press conferences, side events and presentations by the country delegations all competing for time.
With fears about the economic consequences of a market growing this big this fast, traders at a panel on Thursday were grappling with how much regulation was appropriate as carbon emerges as the epitome of the 21st century commodity.
Brazil and the U.S., the two key players in REDD negotiations, are now squaring off.
REDD, or reduced deforestation projects, are hotly debated in Copenhagen.
The U.S will release $1 billion over the next 3 years to help slow deforestation.
The government will generally no longer detain asylum seekers who arrive at U.S. border crossings, airports and other entry points who have a credible fear of persecution or torture in their home country as long as they meet certain requirements, immigration officials announced today.
Indigenous leaders say they should be in charge of protecting the forests.
Papua New Guinea and others resist imposed safeguards for forest offsets.
The fate of the earth’s forests may rest with decisions reached in Copenhagen.
The Stewart Resnick and Dianne Feinstein story sparked a Sac Bee editorial.