Tagged: Copenhagen

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

Where are all the Kiwis at Copenhagen? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 12, 2009

UPDATE: The Sunday Star Times ran a story today quoting New Zealand businesses that are disappointed they have been excluded from the official New Zealand delegation. Well that’s too bad, but why aren’t these companies involved in their own right in the discussions rather than depending on the Government to get them a seat at the table? Every … Read More

The business of climate change — who really bears the burden? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 11, 2009

This guest post comes from Mahara Inglis (left) and Oliver Bruce, members of the New Zealand Youth Delegation to COP15 in Copenhagen, who describe themselves as “a group of 12 young people passionate about ensuring our climate policies look after the planet for generations to come!” The original was posted at Mahara’s blog. They make [...] … Read More

Fourteen days to seal history’s judgment on this generation - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 09, 2009

This editorial was published yesterday by 56 newspapers around the world in 20 languages including Chinese, Arabic and Russian. No newspapers in New Zealand or Australia carried the message. As a call to action, I believe it’s worth featuring here in full, and I am happy to endorse both the content and the sentiment expressed. [...] … Read More

Climate debate by TV text poll – no contest - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 09, 2009

TVNZ’s Close Up show last night reverted to the reliable old Wishart vs Morgan set-up to frame a piece about Copenhagen and whether humans are contributing to climate change. You may recall a similar match-up on climate sceptic Leighton Smith’s Newstalk ZB show around the time Morgan launched his book Poles Apart. Only this one … Read More