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Shock Fossil to Austria, Nordic countries on first day of Copenhagen!

Fossil of the day 2009-12-07  1st place - All rich countries 2nd place - Sweden, Finland, Austria 3rd place - Canada Honorable mention - Saudi Arabia

Fossil of the day 2009-12-07 1st place - All rich countries 2nd place - Sweden, Finland, Austria 3rd place - Canada Honorable mention - Saudi Arabia


The Fossil of the Day awards got started with a roar today, with some claiming it to be the largest and most dramatic awards in recent memory. The awards carried some dramatic surprises – although the usual suspects claimed the two lower places, Saudi Arabia and Canada respectively, second place was awarded to Austria, Finland and Sweden for attempting to cook the books and reap unfair gains because of their large existing forests. First place went to ALL industrialised countries – for an overwhelming lack of ambition, as Annex 1 countries seem to be in a race to the bottom as the rest of the world looks on in horror.

Ben Wikler of Avaaz.org chats with an Austrian delegate

Ben Wikler of Avaaz.org chats with an Austrian delegate

Pictured above is the presenter of the Fossil of the Day awards – Mr. Ben Wikler of Avaaz.org – having a chat with the Austrian delegate. I’m sure we’ll see a change of position shortly!

Links:
Press release: http://www.fossiloftheday.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Fossil-of-the-Day-Release-091207-CPH-Monday.pdf
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/europeactionfactory/

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8 Responses to “Shock Fossil to Austria, Nordic countries on first day of Copenhagen!”

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  4. RObin says:

    Well could u go in a little bit deaper on the tree cutting the only reason Sweden and Finland still have alot of wood is because the plant more trees than they cut down, wich i think is fair

  5. I am disappointed with the decision on the Day1, calling all the industrialized nation for the No.1 is almost meaningless considering the aim of the prize to make sensational sarcasm and stimulate the discussion. That’s just everyone already knows. In the sense I feel you decided to deliver the non-disputable result, in order to escape from let Nordic states be No.1.

  6. kse says:

    Are you stupid or what? How on earth you picked Austria, Finland and Sweden? Countries that use renewable more than any other countries in the world?

    For example, in Finland renewable energy sources constitute 27.2% of the primary energy production – compared to “eco-friendly”, “eco-energy” and “wind-power-rich” countries like Denmark (14%) and Germany (5.8%).

    BTW – do you know why the Danes do not need so much reserve capacity for their wind-mills? Because they can always by nuclear or water generated power from Finland, Norway and Sweden – thanks to Nordic free electricity markets (NORDPOOL).

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  8. [...] the first day of the negotiations, Canada was recognized with a “Fossil of the Day” award – given to countries that are blocking progress in the talks – for planning not to [...]

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