Tagged: warsaw

TDB Today: The Climate Tectonics of the Age of Stupid - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 27, 2013

If you haven’t yet read Cindy Baxter’s summing up of the Warsaw climate talks, now would be a good time, because she provides the context for my ruminations at The Daily Blog today: The Climate Tectonics of The Age Of Stupid. Kicking the climate can down the road doesn’t cut it as a response to […] … Read More

Protest, procrastination and #wtf? - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Nov 22, 2013

When people just arriving in Warsaw over the last few days ask me how long I’ve been here, my general response has been “all my life.” That’s what it feels like.  You’d think I’d be used to this, it being my 11th COP. But there’s nothing like that special feeling of tiredness having been in a hideous, […] … Read More

Polish Government and Big Coal kick own goal in Warsaw - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Nov 19, 2013

I’m not sure if the Polish Government really meant this to happen. In the run-up to the climate talks, they had scurried round and found a bunch of largely fossil fuel and car sponsors to help them out.  Thanks to these sponsors, we’ve all been given coal-coloured bags with a big oil service company logo […] … Read More

Welcome to the Carbon COP - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Nov 18, 2013

The first week here at the climate talks in Warsaw kicked off with the super typhoon Haiyan hitting the Philippines in a terrible tragedy, brought into the meeting by the country’s lead negotiator Seb Yano, whose fast has been joined by many from civil society. The plight of his people has been a rallying call […] … Read More