Introducing the Daily News Digest

We know there’s no shortage to the amount of news covering the events in Copenhagen. To give you the Asia-Pacific perspective, Covering Copenhagen will post regular news digests of the most informative articles for Asia-Pacific readers.

Mongabay.comLeaked document seen as sidelining poor countries

A leaked document, outlining a potential climate change treaty, threatens to further divide developing nations from wealthy countries. Full article on Mongabay

New York Times – Small nations weigh the power of the walkout

Following the leaked text of a controversial outline for a climate change treaty, many developing nations have begun considering a walkout to call attention to their plight. Full article in the New York Times

Jakarta Post – Gap widens between G77 member states

Indonesia proposed an “umbrella decision” of reaching a legally binding treaty by next June at the latest, in the hopes of preventing deadlock in Copenhagen. Full article in the Jakarta Post

Reuters – Bangladesh to seek 15% of any climate fund

Bangladesh’s Minister of the Environment says that Bangladesh is entitled to ask for at least 15% of any climate change adaptation fund pledged by developed countries in Copenhagen. Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, and faces massive population displacement due to rising sea levels and melting glaciers in the Himalayas. Full article on Reuters

More News

Jakarta Post – Understanding Indonesia’s Emission Cuts Inside Out

Bangkok Post – World’s hottest decade adds pressure for climate accord

Associated Press – Forest-saving deal could lift climate summit hopes

LA Times – Interview with Korean green-growth advocate on Copenhagen priorities

Asia Times – India displays multi-vector diplomacy

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