Tagged: Copenhagen

Klein in Bolivia: global democracy is the way forward - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 23, 2010

Naomi Klein has been to Bolivia. She reports in the Guardian on the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth held this week. The Copenhagen Accord speaks of keeping global warming to two degrees. In fact to date the emissions reductions pledged under the Accord put the world on the path [...] … Read More

Copenhagen Accord puts world on pathway to 3ºC - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 22, 2010

German scientists have added up the emissions reductions pledged in the Copenhagen Accord and calculate that they put the planet on a pathway that misses the Accord’s stated 2ºC target, and only delivers a 50/50 chance of coming in under 3ºC by the end of the century. In an opinion article in this week’s Nature, [...] … Read More

Esquire on Morano: inside the denial machine - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 01, 2010

US mens magazine Esquire has published an excellent profile of of Marc Morano — formerly James Inhofe’s chief of staff, the man who started the Swiftboat attack on John Kerry, now running the climate denial news hub Climate Depot (funded by Richard Mellon Scaife). Author John H Richardson runs through Morano’s role in promoting the [...] … Read More

Follow the climate money? Well, they did… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 13, 2010

This is a cross-post from Peter Griffin’s blog Griffin’s Gadgets over at Sciblogs. Peter (head of the NZ Science Media Centre), had the chance to explore some of the background to the intense lobbying being carried out on climate action (or inaction) when he met Bill Buzenberg, executive director of the Washington-based Centre for [...] … 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