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There are three ways of looking at the new greenhouse emission figures presented by the UN’s climate change secretariat yesterday. The pessimist will observe that the ”total greenhouse gas emissions of 40 industrialized countries rose to a near all-time high in 2005″ and that the trend since 2000 is going in the wrong direction, notwithstanding… » read more

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Sergio Cantone of Euronews talks briefly about how Euronews reports about Europe. Download “We have seven different journalists, not seven different translators, working on the news, interviews, and reports. Every journalist gives their personal and national identity to the news they are dealing with.” Original post by Mark F. Rendeiro

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A new site dedicated to enhancing citizen involvement in climate policy has been launched. What does the future hold for such initiatives? Normally we here at Blogactiv.eu don’t post ourselves, but an EurActiv article (disclosure: EurActiv is Blogactiv’s parent company) merits the exception: EurActiv.com – New website seeks to engage citizens in climate policy debates… » read more

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Normally we here at Blogactiv.eu don’t post ourselves, but an EurActiv article (disclosure: EurActiv is Blogactiv’s parent company) merits the exception: EurActiv.com – New website seeks to engage citizens in climate policy debates. A new website providing a forum for debate on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol […]

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Miroslav Mikolásik, EPP-ED, shares his thoughts during the opening panel of the Euractiv Conference. Download “People have the right to know what EU leaders are proposing, and to have the possibility to influence them. There is a need to reinforce the dialogue; communication should become an EU policy in its own right […] Original post… » read more

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And so, Orgalime will soon have a new President to oversee their European engineering affairs. Find out tomorrow (21 Nov) who will succeed Professor Edward Krubasik in the hot chair. Orgalime’s 52nd General Assembly meets in Brussels […] Original post by orgalime

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UK political commentators are rather sceptical about yesterday’s “green conversion” of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The Labour governments of Mr Blair and now Mr Brown have been talking loads about the need to tackle climate change but their delivery record has not been as impressive as their rhetoric. Can Gordon Brown become Gordon Green? […]… » read more

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While the blogosphere is an important new channel for the EU to reach citizens, be warned: this channel bites back! Download “Citizen journalists and other bloggers are experts in their field and can help improve understanding of these technical EU issues … [but if you] treat this as a traditional channel, with PR and spin,… » read more

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Can one write something new about the latest synthesis report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? Not really. Not only is it just repeating what was in the three earlier reports this year (although maybe with a bit more political courage), but what it confirms is already known for years […] Original… » read more

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