We’re all back home and gearing up for another busy today (TV at 1530GMT, radio at normal times). Not I suspect as busy as the afternoon ahead for the negotiators in Copenhagen. We heard a lot of frustrated people on yesterday’s show, but the final judgements will be passed when we see the text that we’re expecting to emerge at some point today. No-one question today – we’ll simply react to the news as it arrives. We’ll post updates here, and you in turn can comment or ask questions as we go through the day.
Latest from BBC News here
1740 From WWF blog: Last gasp protest: As the talks begin to fall apart, protesters take the streets to v.. http://bit.ly/8MPE3y
1648 AP reporting draft agreement being considered where rich countries should reduce their emissions vt at least 80% by 2050.
1640 Just had a look at Ed Miliband’s tweets, he’s the British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change. updated 17 mins ago…he’s back in for more talks soon and he hasn’t slept since Wednesday night.
1620 according to the Guardian, the UN has denied it’s asked leaders to stay on an extra night in Copenhagen to reach a deal.
1600 AP say President Obama is holding an impromptu meeting with Gordon Brown, and other leaders from Australia, France and Germany.
1512 US Republican Sen Inhofe responds to Obama: With unemployment at 10 percent, President Obama should be focused on helping people get back to work. Instead, he’s promised to send hard-earned taxpayer dollars overseas, possibly to countries such as China and India, so they can deal with climate change.
1507 according to Reuters on Twitter, the UN has asked leaders to stay on in Copenhagen overnight
1444 From the Guardian blog Nicolas Sarkozy’s choice comments: “What’s blocking things? A country like China which has trouble accepting the idea of a monitoring body. India has trouble accepting a target for limiting its carbon emissions…and then there are grotesque positions from a country like Sudan.” “Europe is completely united. A large part of Africa agrees with us completely, the United States is very close to our position.”
1426 Just seen this on Twitter from Richard Branson
Just back from Copenhagen. Read my plea to leaders http://bit.ly/53beIt
1423 From Twitter fores_sverige: The real deadline for COP15: the sign says that the cloakroom is open Saturday 19th until 5 PM
1412: From Times of London online : Mr Chavez is in a green frame of mind: he recycles a joke he made from the same podium only two days ago (and which Gordon Brown borrowed yesterday). “The people on the street say that if the climate was a bank it would have been saved already.”
1349: Greenpeace has just tweeted that they have a LEAKED: Copenhagen final agreement: With only hours left in the Copenhagen climate treaty.
1336: Japanese PM says no dealwould be a disgrace. Most people think there will be a deal, but it’s whether it’ll be worthy of the name is what people are waiting on.
1243: BBC’s Richard Black links to draft agreeement.