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Posted on on April 11th, 2010
by Pincas Jawetz (

Considering the high interest about the future of the UNFCCC and the financing methodology of the Copenhagen non-binding promises that we noted in the Indian press, the fact that there is an Indian candidate for the office of the UNFCCC chair, our quote today of an article in the Hindustan Times and our subsequent realization that similar quotes appeared also in other Indian papers, this of statements made by the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, and the further fact that the Chef de Cabinet of the UNSG is from India, we are now further surprised by an e-mail we got from an Indian Journalist – as follows:

“What do you think on the chance of Senator of Barbados Elizabeth H. Thomson becoming the Executive Secretary of UNFCCC effective 2nd July 2010?”

I looked up Google and found:

Hon. H. Elizabeth Thompson M.P.  Minister of Energy and the Environment in the 2006 government – now she is in opposition – a Senator.

We wonder if a government would suggest a member of the opposition, though we clearly would welcome a nominee from AOSIS. Further, as the UN is not releasing the full list of candidates, and even thumbs the collective UN nose at us, I do not have a grape-wine indication about a Barbados nominee.

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