Environment Forum

from Mario Di Simine:

Africans protest COP15, say “process manipulated”

December 8, 2009

In the most heated protest of these early days at COP15 in Copenhagen, African representatives accused the political leaders of the developed world of hijacking the conference to the detriment of developing nations.

from Mario Di Simine:

Youth get in bed together on Lennon anniversary

December 8, 2009

youth lennonIt was 29 years ago today that a lone gunman assassinated John Lennon and the anniversary was the spur behindĀ  a youth "bed in" at the COP15 conference center.

from Mario Di Simine:

Fossil of the Day Award: And the winner is…

December 7, 2009

carsThe UN Conference on Climate Change is a weighty gathering of serious folks looking for a way to cut carbon emissions. It's also a great place to bring some much-needed humor and along the way hammer a few perceived laggers in the fight against global warming.

from Mario Di Simine:

Is there a climate conference going on?

December 7, 2009

Walking through the Copenhagen airport, it's pretty much impossible to miss the signs that illustrate the city's focus is squarely on the climate. Those signs, literally, are everywhere, with advertisements adorning the walls on the walk from the flight ramp through to baggage claim and off into the arrivals area.

from The Great Debate UK:

John Reid on climate change and global security

December 5, 2009

johnreid- John Reid MP, formerly UK Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Defence, is the Chairman of the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies at University College, London. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate UK:

A freakonomic view of climate change

November 19, 2009

Ahead of a U.N. summit in Copenhagen next month, scepticism is growing that an agreement will be reached on a global climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, due to expire in 2012.

Trade lessons for climate negotiators

November 16, 2009

- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

As hopes for reaching a binding agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions at the Copenhagen summit die, climate negotiators could learn useful lessons on how to structure the negotiations from the multiple rounds of trade talks within the GATT/WTO framework.

from The Great Debate UK:

Can emissions be tackled without Copenhagen deal?

October 27, 2009

Even if a deal is reached among political delegates at the upcoming United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, it is unlikely to set out specific emission targets, says Mike Hulme, author of "Why We Disagree About Climate Change" and a professor at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.