At the insistence of the Spanish presidency, the EU high Level meeting with the four Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) has decided to reopen negotiations on a free trade agreement, which had been suspended in 2004 after five years of unsuccessful negotiations. Negotiations are to be resumed before the end of June. From… » read more
There is agreement today that the next climate Conference scheduled for December in Cancun will not achieve a comprehensive agreement for global emission cuts and adaptation measures. The time for preparation is far too short; the US Congress is unlikely to have passed a convincing energy and climate act before mid-term elections November 4th; and… » read more
Frank Farnel, Director of Communications and Public Affairs Europe at GE Energy, discusses some of the problems and possible solutions to communicating the need for changes in behaviour to help prevent further climate change.