Black Friday in Copenhagen
On Wednesday, at a dinner held by the UN Foundation, an American advocacy group, the mood was already geared towards the next conference, to be held in Mexico in winter 2010. Al Gore, John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon probably all knew that nothing more was to expect, and that one could already look to 2010.
The Bella Center is packed with the world’s most powerful people today. But they all seem powerless to avoid a failure, to agree on even some basic points. Negotiations will probably last until long tonight, behind closed doors. But for many, the last hope vanished this morning, when President Obama left the conference plenary.
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