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A Copenhagen Compact

Up until the wee hours of this morning, the consensus view was that this meeting was about to fall apart completely. Some of the most trusted environmental journalists I know, who have the most astute anti-“sky is falling” meters in the business were saying it, so everyone was saying it.

Up until the wee hours of this morning, the consensus view was that this meeting was about to fall apart completely. Some of the most trusted environmental journalists I know, who have the most astute anti-“sky is falling” meters in the business were saying it, so everyone was saying it.

The evidence? Several examples since Wednesday that the major parties were definitively saying no to any compromise position and that the “Danish text”—the proposal by Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen proposing that Copenhagen focus on the first step of a two step process—had been once and for all dropped after being teased out and shouted down over the past ten days.

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Andrew Light

Senior Fellow

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