DENMARK: Information: Disguised as Climate Negotiators

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DENMARK: Snowden documents show systematic British climate spying against COP 15 and COP 16. The British intelligence service GCHQ has systematically spied against the international climate negotiations, writes the Danish daily newspaper Information: Disguised as Climate Negotiators in it Saturday edition 1 November 2014.

According to leaked Snowden document, which Information has published, the climate negotiations back in 2007 were "serious intelligence priority" for the service and at both COP15 in Copenhagen and COP 16 in Cancun the service sent an intelligence officer, a so called GCO, who was especially was responsible for distributing the intelligence which the service got hold of to the British negotiators and politicians.

UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon has since criticized the espionage against the negotiations. In a comment to the newspaper Tuesday 4 November the head of the Danish Police Intelligence Service (PET), Mr. Jens Madsen, writes, that PET has no reason to believe that British intelligence activities had been in an unlawful way directed toward Denmark or Danish interest.

And see: GCHQ document (Pdf)

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