Environment Forum

Are the Copenhagen climate talks failing?

December 15, 2009

COP15picIn the last few days it has seemed like the only thing everyone can agree on in Copenhagen is that time is running out.

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Stunts, pins and pamphlets: Getting the word out at COP15

December 15, 2009

aliens2When you're one of thousands of people trying to get a message out at once, you need an edge.

Cap and trade not the solution, climate scientist says

December 15, 2009

Fighting climate change is a huge investment opportunity but not through emissions trading and investors should instead put their money into renewables which will power the economy in the future, says a leading environmental scientist and cap and trade expert.

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Change must start from grassroots, Schwarzenegger tells COP15

December 15, 2009

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The COP15 conference on climate change will be a success even if no deal comes out of it, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday in Copenhagen.

Can science and politics mix in Copenhagen?

December 15, 2009

As a trained physicist, Angela Merkel knows scientific findings and political negotiations don’t always mix well.

Life on Commonwealth Bay

By Reuters Staff
December 15, 2009

It’s Dec 14, a special day for those of us lucky enough to be in Antarctica. On this day, 98 years ago, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole. He was wearing skis and heavy fur clothing and hauling his gear behind a team of dogs (many of which became dinner throughout the journey).

GM, Chrysler cleared executive decks in 2009

December 14, 2009

When 2009 began, both General Motors and Chrysler were sliding toward bankruptcy. As the year ends, both companies have survived to fight another day.

What can ordinary people do to slow climate change?

December 14, 2009

(Updates with comments from Knut Alfsen of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo (CICERO))

Which countries make the grade in solar power?

December 14, 2009

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Germany is still at the top of the class when it comes to solar power, according to a new report by nonprofit Global Green USA.

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Climate costs up front worth gains later, EBA chief says

December 14, 2009

Fiona Wain photoMany negotiators and large industry groups at the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen argue that climate action is a question of cost, but the price paid up front is worth the savings later, says the chief executive of a leading business think tank.