The recent behaviour of the head of the IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, has discredited the organisation. He won’t apologise or resign so he needs to be fired. Here are eight reasons why.
Archives for Copenhagen Climate Conference
April 13, 2010
This article about the future course of climate change meetings was published by EurActiv on 12th April. The first UN climate meeting since Copenhagen agreed to hold extra talks before the high-level conference in Cancún at the end of the year, but hopes for a new climate treaty ran low. Delegates from 175 countries met… » read more
March 16, 2010
The Copenhagen Climate Conference has been a water shed in the fight against climate change. Disappointment, indifference and frustration have annihilated the little hope that the endless series of preparatory UN conferences had generated. Today, three months after Copenhagen, nobody seems to have a clue on how to reduce green house gas emissions sufficiently to… » read more
March 15, 2010
Yesterday’s post reported on the non-attendance of Premier Wen Jiabao at the small leaders’ meeting on 17 December. Wen’s explanation of what happened was the same as previously reported in the Chinese media, except that the latter said that the meeting was held by the US. Wen did not repeat this. It’s hard to understand… » read more
March 14, 2010
This morning in Beijing, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao explained at his press conference what actually happened in Copenhagen on 17 December 2009 on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference, which gave rise to criticism of Chinese behaviour and even allegations of arrogance. It is remarkable that this is the first official version of… » read more
February 25, 2010
Less than two months after the Copenhagen Climate Conference Congress the US Administration has taken three major decisions on its future energy policy: • A 10 percent increase of its nuclear capacity President Obama has signed an $ 8 billion loan guarantee for the first two new nuclear reactors to be built in 30 years.… » read more
Developing countries’ interests lie with the EU in achieving a solution to the threat of climate change
January 28, 2010
By Roland Rudd, Chairman, Business for New Europe As world leaders gathered in Copenhagen last December for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, President Sarkozy of France delivered a rallying call urging those gathered – including over 120 leaders – to put aside their differences and agree upon the instruments necessary to tackle climate change.… » read more
January 4, 2010
Post from Monica Frassoni, President of the European Green Party, regarding the Copenhagen Climate Conference: And so the Climate circus is closed for the moment; it is not in a cheerful mood that most delegates and activists left Copenhagen. There is a sort of “emptiness”, the risk that all that enormous energy and awareness […]
December 21, 2009
President Mogae, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and Former President of Botswana, spoke to Blogactiv at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Kumi Naidoo (tcktcktck and also Executive Director of Greenpeace International) explained to Blogactiv the outcome that Greenpeace and tcktcktck are hoping for from the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
December 20, 2009
Linda McAven (MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber) tells us her thoughts about the influence of local government in slowing the impact of climate change after taking part in the Committee of the Regions side event at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Mr Endou (President of Tuvalu Overview) explains some of the problems being faced by the tiny islands of Tuvalu and why the Copenhagen Climate Conference is important.
Mr Christiansen (Senior Adviser, The Technical and Environmental Administration Department, City of Copenhagen) explains some of the Environmental projects currently underway in the city of Copenhagen.
Mayor Koutz tells Blogactiv about the role of Mayors in the United States and Europe for combating climate change.
December 19, 2009
The last hours of Friday in the Bella Center were both fascinating and depressing. In a former professional life, I knew someone that had been involved in WTO negotiations. He used to describe them to me as multi-player chess with 200 participants and hundreds of issues and that as such deals were always impossible because… » read more
December 18, 2009
Blogactiv spoke to the UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, President Lagos (Former President of Chile and President of the Club de Madrid), about the progress and complications of reaching a deal at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Simon Brooks (European Investment Bank) Speaks About Role of Cities & Local Authorities in Countering Climate Change
In the Committee of the Regions side event, Blogactiv spoke to Simon Brooks, Vice President of the European Investment Bank about the role of cities and local authorities in countering climate change.
We speak to Mark Kenber for a second time. He explains to Blogactiv the organisational problems at the Bella Centre and the impact this is having on NGOs being represented at the event and in the negotiations.
It is just past 21.00 in the Bella Center, Copenhagen, and progress for a workable climate deal seems limited so far. Unofficially, I am told that the delegation from Costa Rica has gone to dinner because they don’t think there is much going on. There is a rumour that the Russian delegation, including Medvedev has… » read more
A very brief interview conducted on the way out of the Bella Center with Brian Cowen at almost 18.00 suggests that a deal is still not close. He felt that the major issues are “the mitigation question and also the need for verification”. He refused to be drawn into the discussion that China might be… » read more