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United Nations Climate Change Conference

Welcome to The United Church Observer's coverage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between Dec. 7 and Dec. 18. Visit this space daily for reports from former federal cabinet minister and Ottawa insider Rev. David MacDonald, who is travelling with a United Church team led by Moderator Mardi Tindal.


Index of Stories


•  Copenhagen Day One: Now that it has started, where is it going to go?
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•  Copenhagen Day Two: From Rio to Copenhagen: not a good trip for Canada
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 •  Copenhagen Day Three: Two solitudes
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 •  Copenhagen Days Four and Five: 'This is about more than climate change'
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 •  Copenhagen Days Six and Seven: Thinking the unthinkable
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 •  Copenhagen Day Eight: A unique Canadian contribution
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 •  Copenhagen Day Nine: 'What on earth has the Gospel got to do with climate change?'
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 •  Copenhagen Day Ten: A question of power
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 •  Copenhagen Day Eleven: Nowhere else to go
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•  Copenhagen Day Twelve: They have looked into the abyss
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