I am looking forward to Angela Merkel's address to the U.S. Congress today. (Watch it live). Next Monday is the 20th anniversery of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Knowing Merkel, I expect her to use the platform to impress upon the U.S.
This week at the Barcelona Climate Change talks, Yve de Boer, UN's top climate change official, will attempt to decrease the growing rift between the developed and the developing nations that threatens to sabotage all hopes of reaching an interim agreement at Copenhagen.
In an interview with the Financial Times yesterday, the UN's top climate change negotiator Yvo de Boer dampened expectations that a comprehensive climate change agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocols will be concluded by the Copenhagen summit in December.