Here are two contrasting views of Copenhagen: a blog postmortem, and the Government's verdict in the Minister's statement to the House  of Commons on Jan 5th. And also, a draft paper from Ricahrd Douthwaite, "for people to think about in preparation for Findhorn".

The WinACC open meeting on 2 January concluded that because the conference didn’t achieve what we wanted, it is all the more important that we continue to reduce our own carbon footprints, and continue to press for positive action by politicians locally, national and internationally. 

It’s helpful that the conference has given us a clearer understanding of the tensions between nations and the problems of reaching a binding international agreement. Overall, the important point is that there was some agreement about a way forward, despite the disappointment of not reaching the formal agreements we'd hoped for.

 

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