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Your daily guide to COP16 #8

Maybe it is the weather? Maybe it is due to the efforts of the negotiators and the COP presidency? Compared to last year, COP16 offers a warmer atmosphere and more positive tone. However, we are still waiting for some concrete action that can move negotiations forward and take them to the level needed to create a fair, ambitious and legally binding agreement.
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Taking to the streets

Yesterday we left the negotiation halls and the Zona Hotelera behind and headed into Cancun city for the …
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Time for ministers to make up their minds as climate talks enter final days

It’s make-your-mind-up time for ministers at the Cancun climate talks, who should start choosing between the options laid out so clearly for them by officials, Christian Aid says today at the start of the ‘high level’ part of the negotiations.
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Your Daily Guide to COP 16 #7

What you can do today Send your message to world leaders! Visit the Time for Climate Justice stand …
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Sombre mood in Cancun

A Mexican band play music from a stage while people sit around sipping beer and eating nachos in the sunshine. Sound like a music festival? A nice way to while away a Caribbean holiday?

Think again. This, believe it or not, is the scene directly outside from where I am sitting, in the epicentre of the UN climate negotiations.
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