Tagged: World Bank

Things we could only have dreamed of – and all that sand - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Nov 26, 2012

Flying into Doha yesterday for the next round of international climate negotiations, landing in what seems to be a pile of white sand in the middle of nowhere, with high rise buildings sticking out of it. Is this where we’re going to stop climate change? In a word, no.  Not by a long shot.  These […] … Read More

Turn down the heat: even bankers know a bad thing when they see it (sometimes) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 21, 2012

Here’s Jim Yong Kim, head honcho at the World Bank, writing in the Guardian to mark the launch of a new report on climate change commissioned by the bank: The question about climate change is no longer whether it is real. The question is what the world is going to look like for our children [...] … Read More

Money (that’s what I want) - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 12, 2010

I participated a few days ago in a Friends of the Earth urgent email action concerning US stances on the proposed Global Climate Fund through which developed countries will give financial assistance to developing countries in tackling the impacts of climate change. Friends of the Earth were alarmed by the US push for the management [...] … Read More

Nicholas Stern to present Robb Lectures - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 30, 2010

Here’s an opportunity for New Zealanders to hear an international expert talk about the economics of climate change, policies for adaption and mitigation and the issues involved in obtaining a global agreement on these. The Sir Douglas Robb Lectures 2010 … Continue reading → … Read More