Tuesday, 15 December 2009

US gets bunkers fossil

The fossil of the day award, given by environment and development NGOs to the country that has done most to hinder progress during the negotiations, goes to the US today for its blocking of discussions on bunker finance. The US has been supported in this by Saudi Arabia with the informal ministerial meetings making little progress as a result. Developing countries that might counterbalance the effect of the US and Saudi Arabia are having trouble covering all the meetings and have not made it to the bunkers meetings in the numbers needed.


  1. Disappointing - clearly the new-broom of Obama has a lot of corners left to sweep! I wonder is this left-over old-guard dinosaur thinking, or is this the considered perspective of the new administration?

  2. Do you have more details on the US position? What arguments have they been using?