Svend Auken: Obama won’t be ready for a deal in Copenhagen

A former Danish environment minister doubts that the international climate summit in Copenhagen in December will result in a successor to the Kyoto Protocol and proposes additional talks.
The new Obama administration in the USA needs more time to “get their act together”, says Svend Auken, who is presently a Danish MP. He therefore proposes another [...]

Danish MP calls carbon trading ‘medieval’

Industrialized nations making up for their environmental shortcomings by investing in clean practices in developing nations is comparable to the medieval Catholic practice of paying for your sins, Denmark’s former Environment and Energy Minister, Svend Auken said.
The comment came before his opening presentation as a keynote speaker at the Beyond Kyoto Conference being held in [...]