Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

A tiger in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

French women speak out about sexual harassment, but what happens next?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa pledges to revive failing economy

Read more

FOCUS

Video: FRANCE 24 meets foreigners fighting with Kurds in Syria

Read more

#TECH 24

Energy Observer: The world's first hydrogen-powered boat

Read more

ENCORE!

The best winter exhibitions

Read more

#THE 51%

Shortage of male heirs leads many Japanese families to adopt adult men

Read more

FASHION

Death of an icon: Remembering fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Black Friday deals: Are they really worth it?

Read more

SCIENCE

Day 10 at Copenhagen: Hedegaard steps down, tensions mount

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-12-16

Disagreements persisted at Copenhagen as Danish chair of the talks, Connie Hedegaard, stepped down, and Danish PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen took over. With two days left, can the delegates reach an agreement?

From Day 1 through to Day 12, FRANCE 24's correspondents at the Bella Centre uncover the real issues stirring the debate at the Copenhagen summit on climate change.

On the tenth day of talks in Copenhagen, Danish minister Connie Hedegaard resigned as the summit’s chairperson. As the differences between delegates become more pronounced, Hedegaard’s exit could be a bad omen for the Bella Centre. The debates continue and a consensus seems far off. Is an agreement still possible?

In this climate of intense discussion, China unites the G77 group, promising to invest in renewable energies, and secures carbon credits.

On the streets, the tension is palpable. Security forces are overwhelmed by the waves of protesters intent on storming the Bella Centre.

A France 24 - RFI webdocumentary

Date created : 2009-12-16

  • CLIMATE SUMMIT

    Day 9 at Copenhagen: Climate refugees, the first victims of climate change

    Read more

  • CLIMATE SUMMIT

    Day 8 at Copenhagen: Africans walk out, talks stall - briefly

    Read more

  • CLIMATE SUMMIT

    Day 5 at Copenhagen: 'Our climate, not your business'

    Read more

COMMENT(S)