I am just coming back from a press briefing with Ed Miliband, the UK state secretary for energy and environment, here at the Exel centre in London where the G 20 summit is happening today. Together with 50 other bloggers I am sitting as part of the G 20 Voice project in the media area of the Exel centre and try to follow the developments.
As far as climate politics are concerned - no surprises so far. Just some vague language on how just the fact that at such a mainly economic meeting low-carbon/green messages are mentioned is already quite significant. There is now a good chance that the G 20 states will come out this afternoon with an agreement to agree in Copenhagen. There was also some talk about three scheduled Major Emitters Meetings (the PC term is from now on Major economies meetings as obviously not all countries contributed to GHG emissions the same way) before the G 8 where further steps towards a Copenhagen agreement will be discussed.