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.

from Mario Di Simine:

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.

Sleeping next to activists in Copenhagen

December 12, 2009

There’s no concierge, no bellboy nor even a check-in counter. There’s no lobby, nor mini-bar and not even any heating. But despite the lack of amenities there was still something special about sleeping alongside 2,000 other climate change activists in an empty warehouse in an industrial section of northwest Copenhagen last night. 

Forget polar bears, who will save the prostitutes?

December 11, 2009

Among the many messages sent out by politicians during the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, “Be sustainable — don’t buy sex” has to be one of the least expected. This was the advice circulated by Ritt Bjeregaard, the city’s mayor and a former EU Environment Commissioner, sent via postcard to all the hotels in the city to tell them to stamp down on conference-goers looking to patronise prostitutes on their premises.

from The Great Debate:

For real results on climate, look beyond Copenhagen

December 11, 2009

-- Aron Cramer is the president and CEO of BSR, a global business network and consultancy focused on sustainability. He is also coauthor of the forthcoming book Sustainable Excellence (Rodale 2010). The views expressed are his own.  --

from Tales from the Trail:

Boycott Copenhagen, Palin urges Obama

December 9, 2009

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 If Sarah Palin had her way, President Barack Obama would be staying away from this month's global climate change talks in Copenhagen and "sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices."

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. -