Tagged: COP15

What becomes of the broken Hartwell? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 13, 2010

Calls for a radical re-framing of policies to deal with climate change are intuitively attractive — after all, current national and international policies don’t seem to be doing much to curb rising emissions. The latest effort comes from a group of developed world academics brought together by London School of Economics professor Gwyn Prins, and [...] … Read More

After Copenhagen: new world disorder - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 23, 2009

It’s a bit like reading the runes — trawling through reactions to the events of the last couple of weeks, trying to work out what the Copenhagen Accord means. I don’t mean a parsing of the words, though translating the language of diplomacy is never trivial, but what the various parties to the Accord, and [...] … Read More

Copenhagen closes: too little, too late - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 20, 2009

The Copenhagen climate conference finally wrapped up in the wee small hours of Sunday morning NZ time (3:26pm Saturday in Denmark), with delegates agreeing to “take note of” a “Copenhagen Accord” [PDF here]. The agreement sets no legally binding targets, establishes no follow-on framework for Kyoto, only “recognises” the need to stay under 2ºC, and [...] … 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

What do scientists think of the Copenhagen Accord? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 19, 2009

Scientists have today expressed everything from disgust to cautious optimism at the agreement cobbled together late in the night in Copenhagen. We wrapped up comment from a large number of scientists on the Science Media Centre website – here are a few samples: Dr Peter Barrett, Professor of Geology, affiliated with the Antarctic Research Centre and the New Zealand … 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

Something potty in the state of Denmark - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 15, 2009

“Scrøtum! Where Ã¥re my bøøts?” The Laird was having trouble with the “Danish” accent he was affecting in an attempt to impress the natives. To the wrinkled retainer’s large but withered ears it sounded as though he’d been taking lessons from the Swedish Chef. Monckton’s exquisite English diction was hovering somewhere over the Baltic being [...] … Read More

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