Slideshow: the road to Copenhagen

Posted by jossc — 19 November 2009 at 11:19am - Comments

Climate change is a global problem - one which demands cooperation and action from the world's heads of government. And for that to happen, we need world leaders to attend the UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen next month.

Where are our leaders letting us down?

Posted by graham — 6 November 2009 at 3:49pm - Comments

Earlier this week more than 20 Greenpeace volunteers climbed the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to tell governments meeting here ahead of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen to "save the climate".

Yesterday Ed Miliband added his voice to the chorus coming from many EU and US officials saying that he's concluded that there won’t be a legally binding agreement at Copenhagen next month. By his measure a proper deal faces a delay of at least six months, and probably more.

From this it would seem that warm words and a warming world are now all we can look forward to from the UN climate summit in Copenhagen. Over the past few weeks our political leaders have scrambled to lower expectations. This statement marks a new low. A year ago Copenhagen was going to be it, our best opportunity to avoid unprecedented climatic disaster. Now, we are being told it will be talks about more talks.

'Generation C' - what's really on their minds?

Posted by jossc — 4 December 2007 at 7:18pm - Comments

Habbo - global warming is bad

Yes, it's bad. But there's a whole lot us Habbos can do about it!

According to conventional wisdom (oh all right the tabloid press to be more precise) all teenagers ever think about are themselves. So it may come as a surprise that a global survey of almost 50,000 teens released today reveals that they have many other concerns - and that they worry more about dangerous greenhouse gases than drugs, violence or war.

Crucial UN climate conference gets underway in Bali

Posted by jossc — 3 December 2007 at 2:24pm - Comments

melting iceberg (copywrite nasa)

If a week is a long time in politics, then is two weeks long enough for world leaders to finally get to grips with the single biggest challenge we all face - limiting the effects of global climate change?

The answer has to be yes, if only because the consequences of any other outcome would be unthinkable. The start of the 2007 UN Climate Change Conference (otherwise known as COP 13) in Bali today coincides with alarming reports that the tropical belt that girdles the Earth's equator is expanding - pushing its boundaries out towards the poles at a rate not predicted by current computer models, which anticipated such developments only towards the end of this century.

Montreal 2005 climate change negotiations: a quick guide

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24 November, 2005



A quick guide to the 2005 climate change negotiations in Montreal, where the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins on 28 November.

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Montreal 2005 climate change negotiations: FAQ

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24 November, 2005


Frequently asked questions about the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11). The Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet every year at a COP. This year, Montreal hosts COP 11 but alongside this meeting will be the historic Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol (MOP), which will be the very first meeting of those who have ratified the Kyoto Protocol since it became legally binding this year.

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Kyoto dead... Don't hold your breath!

Posted by bex — 5 January 2004 at 9:00am - Comments
international climate talks 2001

international climate talks 2001

The latest round of international discussions about global warming concluded in Milan, Italy on 12th December. Sadly, the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP9) again failed to ratify the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, prompting critics to write it off for the umpteenth time.

In the past ten years, it has been almost impossible to count the number of times that the Kyoto Protocol has been declared 'dead'.

Kyoto is the key - now use it!

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12 November, 2001

Saturday 10th November, Marrakech: At the close of COP7, the latest negotiations on the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement aimed at preventing dangerous climate change, Greenpeace today described the outcome as a hard won battle for a token outcome.

COP 7: The quick guide

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7 November, 2001

Climate negotiations in Marrakech

The 7 th Conference of the Parties (COP7) of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins on 29 October in Marrakech, Morocco. The Framework Convention was agreed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, and has been ratified by 186 countries.

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