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Action in memory of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasya Baburova

On 19 January 2010 an action in memory of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasya Baburova took place in Moscow. Two pickets on Petrov bulvar and Chistye Prudy were planned as well as an organized movement of the participants from one picket to the other.

Copenhagen: clashes inside and outside climate summit

China, India and their allies in the Third World were in open revolt at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen today as police fired tear gas and made at least 200 arrests to head off a march on the conference venue by environmental activists.
video: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6958882.ece

"Below 2C" # 34

In previous issues, we wrote about the transfer of unused quotas of greenhouse emissions beyond the Kyoto Protocol valid period. Russia’s delegation is very clearly in favor of the quotas transfer. “So one of the conditions is the transfer of quotas we will have by 2012. And it must be a principle,” - said Russian President’s Adviser on Climate Alexander Bedritsky during the briefing.

Promises are either kept or broken following the meeting with the russian delegation members

Yesterday there were two meetings between Russian nongovernmental organizations and members of the Russian official delegation. The talk was about ‘hot air’, figures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as expectations regarding the climate summit in Copenhagen.

«BELOW 2C» 31

Russia wins third place Fossil today for proposing, during the Kyoto Protocol plenary discussion, that President Medvedev's announced 20-25% reductions were “an important political statement” - not an actual submission for the Kyoto Protocol. “We will not be ready to submit those most recent figures announced by the president,” said Russia's negotiator, “because they were not intended for the KP.” Well, large majority of environmental groups thinks Kyoto protocol must not be killed.

«BELOW 2C» 30

Below 2C» newsletter published by Russian environmental groups-observers at the UNFCCC negotiations. Issue 30, December 9, 2009. Copenhagen.

"Below 2 C #29" is available now

November 18, President Dmitry Medvedev announced Russia agrees to commit to 25 percent GHG emissions cut from 1990 level by 2020. Yesterday, Yury Trutnev, Russian minister of natural resources and environment, commented on the UN Climate Summit opening in Copenhagen for the Novosti agency with the following statement: “It’s not really possible to determine the target [for GHG emissions cut] at the moment”.

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