- German Chancellor Angela Merkel speakes to a joint session of Congress and pleads for action on climate change to silence from Republicans and cheers from Democrats.
- EU leaders including the British Prime Minister call on the US to contribute to an aid fund for developing nations to adapt to climate change.
- European Commission President meets with President Obama to ask for US action before Copenhagen - which will be a "defining moment" for world leaders.
- At climate talks in Spain, a coalition of African nations boycotts talks until developed nations agree to significant cuts in carbon emissions.
- In the US, Senate Republicans boycott the Environment and Public Works Committee mark-up session - threatening to walk out until the EPA gives them more economic analysis.
- Senate Republicans are still absent from the EPW committee, delaying a final committee vote. The Senate Majority leader has pledged to do a full economic summary of the bill when it is ready for the Senate floor, but this has not and will not move Republican leaders.
- The bill will not reach the Senate floor for several months and definitely not before December 7th (the start of international negotiations).
- Africans have rejoined the conversation in Spain after assurances that developing nations would negotiate on carbon emissions.
- Senators Kerry and Graham are meeting with Obama officials to get their position on nuclear energy - and may be ready to compromise with the nuclear and oil industries.