Durban Group Holds Bonn UN Climate Talks

In Bonn, Germany, the last round of formal negotiations before December’s key climate convention in Lima, Peru, is under way. From October 20 to 25, national governments of the worldwide UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will continue working together at the Bonn UN Climate talks on a new draft climate agreement. The elements developed

The Durban Call for Action: Consumers, Corporations and Cities need to provide the speed and certainty of climate protection that politics will not deliver

A viewpoint on the outcome and implications of the Durban Climate Change Conference 2011 By Jochen Hauff and Matthias Kannegiesser The 2011 UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa ended on Sunday, December 11 with the near fatigue of the international negotiators. The core outcome of the final negotiations marathon, the “Durban Platform,”

Green (& Not So Green) News of the Year (2011 Top 10 List)

  2011 was a big year for the environment, in some good ways and some bad ways. Here’s a quick run-down of the top 10 stories of the year, in my opinion: 1. Tremendously high levels of carbon emissions continue to warm Earth. Despite efforts to switch to clean energy, increase energy efficiency, and use more

Climate Change Agreement in Durban — What Happened? What to Know?

  There are mixed reactions to the agreement made in South Africa at the COP17 climate conference yesterday. Well, really, I think most people have the same response, but that response is a mixed bag of positive and negative points. On the positive side: Much more was accomplished than anyone expected would be accomplished. On

21-Year-Old Rocks Climate Conference

If you haven’t seen this video yet from 21-year-old Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, speaking at the COP17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa last week, it’s worth a watch. And I like the COP17 president’s comment at the end, that the youth of the world should get to

Worst Idea Ever?

  Friends, What if someone told you we should abandon all hope for global climate action until 2020? Well, that’s exactly the proposal that the United States is pushing at the UN Climate Talks taking place this week in Durban, South Africa. The 2020 delay might well be the worst idea ever. Waiting nine years for

Hundreds March in Durban, South Africa for Climate Action

Hundreds, or maybe thousands, have been marching in Durban and across Africa to push for strong climate action. As I wrote last week, a climate change caravan made its way from Northern Africa to South Africa for the climate change conference occurring there this week to push for real, strong climate action. Furthermore, there has

Climategate 2.0 Breathes New Life into Morons

Climategate 2.0 has once again kicked the dirt up on an issue that deserves the attention and focus of the entire planet. I’m sick and tired of hearing these deniers get their 2 minutes of fame without anyone checking in on their own “cultivated message”, so here I go; I’m wading in.

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