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The following article about the start of the negotiations in Copenhagen was published by EurActiv.com on Monday 7th December. Long-awaited international talks kick off today (7 December) in Copenhagen, with negotiators from 192 countries meeting to hammer out a successor to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on climate change. After some hesitation, US President Barack Obama,… » read more

Blogactiv spoke to Paul Horton at the 5th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels. Mr Horton is the Chairman of the EWA Climate Change Working Group. He told us of some worrying developments in the run-up to the Copenhagen Conference about the role of water in the discussions. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/21vsUcVmA2w” width=”425″ height=”350″… » read more

The following has been submitted to Blogactiv by ACCA. Concerning the debate on climate change in the context of the upcoming Copenhagen Conference, ACCA ( the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) would like to share 6 top line messages: 1. Recent projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warn that that unless action… » read more

The following post has been sent to Blogactiv by Veena Hudson, Head of Public Affairs, ACCA. The typical accounting professional has a pivotal position within an organisation and is well qualified to make a vital contribution toward climate policy and its implementation. Although some influential political leaders appear to have woken up to the enormity… » read more

The following article has been sent to Blogactiv by Jo Leinen MEP, Chairman of the Committee on the Environment in the European Parliament. At present, the world faces two major global crises: The first one is the financial and economic crisis, which has strongly influenced policy-makers and governments in their work over the last one… » read more

This article is pertinent to the Bonn climate change negotiations taking place at this very moment and for the rest of the week. Authors are Benjamin Mkapa, Member of the Club of Madrid and Former President Tanzania, and Alexander Likhotal, Executive Vice-President of the Gorbachev Foundation of North America (GFNA) and First Vice-President of Green… » read more

My attention has just been drawn to a post by one of our other environmental bloggers. Essentially, there will be an emergency meeting in Copenhagen in March to warn politicians to act much more quickly and decisively. The Guardian in the United Kingdom reports here: Scientists plan emergency summit on climate change | Environment |… » read more

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