by Einar Du Rietz

That the activities behind the scenes before, during and after last year’s circus in Copenhagen were everything from strange to dirty is no surprise. For example, CFACT Europe, together with the paper Berlingske Tiderne in Denmark, discovered the sudden shift in the official Danish attitude towards Dalai Lama, an apparent effort to offer the difficult Chinese delegation something to chew on.

With the recent publication of the eneourmos amount of documents at Wikileaks, even more light is shed on the power play and virtual extortion to get tax money in so called climate aid.

The UK paper, The Guardian – a publication which has, for some strange reason, always been very interested in CFACT – is one of the first to compile the climate related documents. Draw your own conclusions, but please admit that it’s entertaining reading. 

We learn why the Maldives was the island country most active. We find out the play between Bolivia and Denmark. And we get a glimpse of the power play, especially with regards to the US and China. In one of the dispatches from the US Embassy in Belgium, we also can read a first hand account of the frustration and anger displayed by the EU President, Herman van Rompuy over the chaotic negotiations and what he perceive as a play against the European Union.

Have fun and stay tuned.


  • Einar Du Rietz is a journalist and communications consultant based in Europe. He has authored several environmental reports for the Electrolux Group and written many blogs for the Center for the New Europe at CNE Environment.