Sunday, December 13, 2009

COP15 Highlights, day 6 - December 12, 2009

Listen to the Minister of the Environment for Sweden, then try to picture Jim Prentice conveying a similar sense of conviction on the issue. Try hard...but bet you can't...

Update: The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister speaks on emissions reductions and how the world will know the cuts are occurring:

The minister drew a similar line when asked about international monitoring of emission efforts. Whether China will allow outside verification has become a serious sticking point in the talks. U.S. lawmakers say they distrust China's vows to slash the growth of global warming pollution, yet China so far is refusing to allow outsiders to inspect its system.

"It's a matter of principle," He said.

China, he said, is willing to announce the results of emission efforts in a series of reports, "so there is no problem with transparency."

This guy should get along famously with Prentice...