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Cablegate: Media Reaction: Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: COPENHAGEN CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

"Fiasco in Copenhagen"

Editorial in center-right O Estado de S. Paulo (12-21) states:
"....The Copenhagen summit was nothing more than loss of
time.....The fiasco of the Copenhagen summit was greater than
expected. The failure was due, in large part, to a problem of
organization.....the overcrowding disrupted the workings of the
conference and ended in a confrontation between credentialed people
blocked at the entrance of the summit and the police....In
addition, the possibility of a consensus between 192 countries is
always remote.....Even more importantly, there wasn't a solid
technical document on which politicians could base their
decisions.....Copenhagen was a chain of mistakes that needs to be
avoided in the future. The environmental threat is too serious to
be treated by amateurs."

"Indefinite Climate"

Editorial in liberal Folha de S. Paulo (12-20) says: "....We did
not see significant progress [in targets for cutting emissions and
providing financing and technology for poor countries at the
Copenhagen summit].....In practice, Copenhagen almost ended in the
total collapse of the U.N. system for dealing with climate
change.....It had a few positive developments such as the return of
the U.S. to negotiations..... Another new development was the
European Union losing importance in the negotiations and the rise
of India, Brazil and South Africa...."
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