Whatever just happened in Copenhagen – and I reserve judgment ’til I’ve read a comprehensive debrief – the underlying problem of carbon overproduction hasn’t gone away. One thing is for sure: this post and millions like it, and the millions of emails and spam mails sent daily, will add their share of greenhouse gases to… » read more
This post attempts to see beyond the Climate change emotional ‘layer’ and tries identifying the basic mechanics at stake in Copenhagen talks. Will the tCO2e unit become the long awaited new ‘gold standard’?
We recently spent an extended weekend in beautiful bourgs within easy driving distance of Brussels: Freiburg, Germany; Strasbourg, France; and Luxembourg (capital and country of same name). For climate change negotiators in Copenhagen, a visit to these three cities near the Rhine and the Moselle rivers could help point the way to a post-carbon future.… » read more
I certainly hope so, since I played a small part in helping the man get elected last year. But a recent trip to the US makes me pause. This appeared first in my other blog, Avuncular American. ————— Les culottes à l’air, or airing the Unmentionables Cheapskate that I am, I am milking the Financial… » read more
Large sums promised to developing countries to help them tackle climate change cannot be accounted for, a BBC investigation has found. Rich countries pledged $410m (£247m) a year in a 2001 declaration – but it is now unclear whether the money was paid. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has accused industrialised countries of failing to… » read more
I would put a bigger stress on financial motivation than on mitigation commitments. Although China would be the bigger prize in the deal, Russia is in a worse position: its economy is almost entirely based on the sale (and consequent) burning of fossil fuels.
The Copenhagen Climate Blog is a collaborative space is designed to address the issue of climate change within the scope of the Copenhagen Conference in December 2009. I think the Copenhagen Conference will be one of the most important events in the decade, so I will definitely put the blog into my reader and also… » read more