EDF in the News: Today’s Copenhagen Roundup

EDF’s presence at Copenhagen is getting a lot of media attention. Check out some of the stories that quote our experts:

The Financial Times writes about carbon trading, and talks to EDF’s Jennifer Haverkamp about ways to fund cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Jennifer says:

Any treaty must be adequately financed, and since the the bulk of climate finance will flow through the private sector, it’s crucial that carbon markets work.

When the climate talks hit a snag because of objections from the African delegation, the New York Times talked to EDF’s Gus Silva-Chavez:

On the one hand, people expected it. But they didn’t expect it to be such a red line. You’re shutting down the negotiations two days before the ministers start their jobs. This is going to anger a lot of developed countries.

Later, when developing countries ended their boycott of the climate talks, Gus spoke again — this time to the Associated Press.

And EDF’s Steve Schwartzman talked to the San Diego Union Tribune about deforestation, the growing “subnational” movement, and the efforts of the governors of the nine Amazon states to fight climate change. As Steve points out:

Once you start looking at the forest as an asset, deforestation becomes a liability.

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