Tag Archives: climate action

UNFCC Executive Secretary Talks of Expectations for Bonn Climate Talks

Current UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer addressed the press this morning (see video below) in advance of the first UN climate negotiations next week in Bonn. Soon to be succeeded by incoming Executive Secretary designate Christiana Figueres, de Boer may harbor some relief in not charged with shepherding the next major climate conference, COP16, later this year in Cancún, Mexico. I couldn’t help …

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New Report Offers Little Hope for International Climate Agreement, Suggests “New Thinking” in Climate Diplomacy

It’s the big pink elephant in the room that few others wish to acknowledge, but a central theme in a new report by former climate negotiator Nigel Purvis: An international climate change treaty isn’t likely to be signed anytime soon. Purvis served as president Clinton’s chief UN climate negotiator, and in his report released today Purvis says that the United States and Europe should …

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The Angry Mermaid Greets Corporate Blockers of Climate Action With an Award

Standing watch over its harbor is the iconic symbol of Copenhagen – the Little Mermaid. Soon she will greet the international community coming to Copenhagen as her town hosts the COP15 climate summit early next month. She takes her role as host to the world seriously, but there are some that are coming to her home that make her angry. It is the thousands …

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The Age of Stupid, or The New Enlightenment: A Global Call to Action on Climate Change

Blog Action Day – Today is Blog Action Day, an event started started in 2007 by Change.org in partnership with Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, and WWF. The annual event asks bloggers from around the world to focus their efforts for one day on a specific issue, from the environment in 2007, to world poverty in 2008, and today on climate change. As one surly …

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Climate Change Outpacing Recent Projections: UN Report Sees 7 Degree Warming This Century

The United National Environment Programme has released a compendium of 400 peer-reviewed scientific studies from the last three years that show climate change is quickly outpacing even the projections of the IPCC 2007 assessment reports. The new research indicates a seven degree rise in global temperature may be likely by the end of the 21st century.

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