Environment Forum

Climate experts on Copenhagen

December 4, 2009

map2If we can predict one thing about the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen it’s that no one will have all the answers.

In dengue-infested Indonesian village: clinic or trees?

By Sunanda Creagh
November 30, 2009

It was as I lay in a Singapore hospital bed — ablaze with dengue fever but shivering in a sweat that chilled my aching bones — that I began to understand why villagers in a remote part of Indonesia would trade their forest for decent health services.

from The Great Debate:

Comfortable conservation and global warming

November 27, 2009

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

Energy efficiency will have to make the single most-important contribution if policymakers are serious about limiting greenhouse gas emissions and dampening growing demand for fossil fuels.

Five minutes of Al Gore

November 25, 2009

He started late, made them laugh for the first 5 minutes then gently kicked out the media.

Pole-to-Pole air trek collects valuable air samples

November 25, 2009

A three-week tour from the Colorado Rockies to the Arctic Ocean, the tropics, Antarctica and then back again to the Arctic again can give a new perspective of the world.

Could denying bedroom privileges save the planet?

November 23, 2009

There will be a record number of side events at the United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Copenhagen next month, but one woman’s one-woman show could give the delegates, most of whom will be men, the incentive they really need to agree a new global warming treaty.

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.

Don’t you find this car sexy?

November 14, 2009

That’s what Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn asked reporters in Los Angeles while presenting the Leaf, a pure electric car to be made for the masses and launched in late 2010. 

Blue business washes in

November 11, 2009
Adam Werbach poses at the University Club of Toronto, November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jillian Kitchener

Adam Werbach poses at the University Club of Toronto, November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jillian Kitchener

from Chris Wickham:

Climate change is off the agenda in Dubai

October 28, 2009

The headline in the Gulf News English language daily reads 'UAE tops world on per capita carbon footprint'.