Håpet svinner på klimakonferansen. De neste som virkelig står på er det danske politiet som gjør hva de kan for å flytte fokus vekk fra miljø og klima og over på umenneskelig behandling av uskyldige. Les Don Carlis siste rapport fra «Hopenhagen», der håpet svinner for hver time.
With leaders from 192 countries due to arrive over the final three days of the summit security has been tightened outside the Bella Center in anticipation of protests by civil society groups who are angry with having been barred from entry during the high level phase in the negotiations. Danish Police were out in full force this morning with tear gas, water cannons and riot gear, but the early morning crowds approaching the Bella Center were quiet and orderly.
Inside the center many express guarded optimism that leaders will be able to bridge the divides that separate the many factions on hand. World Leaders are scheduled to begin delivering statements at noon today.
There are a significantly increased number of TV crews from BBC, Al Jezeera, CNBC and hundreds of other news outlets lining the hallways and many famous personalities in front of the cameras. However, print media is still playing a critical role. Thousands of print media journalists are here to report on the negotiations and the side events.
A proposal aimed at saving tropical forests — and reducing emissions by doing so — suffered a setback this weekend when climate negotiators dropped plans for faster action on the problem because of financing concerns. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Indonesian counterpart, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said in a joint statement that they’re working hard toward an “ambitious agreement” in Copenhagen. They met Monday in Paris. France is supporting a plan for fighting deforestation at the talks. The issue is important for Indonesia because it is home to 10 percent of the world’s forests.