Tagged: Barry Coates

Coates in Cancún: ministers on the job - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 09, 2010

This is Barry Coates of Oxfam NZ’s fourth report from COP16 in Cancún: now we’re getting down to the nitty gritty… Things are starting to move here in Cancun. Most of the Ministers arrived today, joining around 30 who have been around since the weekend. Some were shoulder-tapped to do consultations on key issues, including [...] … Read More

Coates in Cancún: we have no more time - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 06, 2010

Oxfam NZ’s Barry Coates continues his series of on the spot reports from Cancún: in this episode, he looks at the way international negotiations work… Negotiations have picked up pace in Cancún. But it is impossible not to feel frustrated with how long it has taken to get to this point. The problem is not [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #3: Cancún and cooling - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2010

Climate talks heat up in Mexico, snow blankets Britain and much of Europe, and The Climate Show is at the heart of the action. Glenn and Gareth set the scene for COP16 in Cancún and then interview Oxfam NZ’s Barry Coates at the conference to find out how things are shaping up. Gareth explores the [...] … Read More

Coates in Cancún: the stakes are high - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2010

This is the first in a series of guest blogs from the Cancun climate conference by Oxfam NZ’s executive director Barry Coates. I’m sitting in the warm evening air of Cancun after the first day of the climate change talks. It was quite a trip getting here – I came from Timor Leste and the [...] … Read More

Behind the scenes in Copenhagen: historic COP out - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 19, 2009

Oxfam NZ’s executive director Barry Coates provides perspective on the final day of negotiations in Copenhagen. With the dust still to settle, his analysis is about as thorough as you’re likely to find. The full set of Barry’s updates are posted at Oxfam’s web site and also at Pacific Scoop. Day 12 – Friday 18th [...] … Read More

Behind the scenes in Copenhagen: 2 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2009

As the Copenhagen conference moves into its final phase, heads of state turning up and negotiations seemingly stalled, Oxfam NZ’s executive director Barry Coates provides another insight into what’s going on behind the scenes. Barry’s daily updates are posted at Oxfam’s web site and also at Pacific Scoop. December 15 – Copenhagen: Looking for a breakthrough Building [...] … Read More