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Down to Business , Featured »

[23 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 3,721 views]
Companies’ contribution for the new economy

Many companies and corporate associations are actively participating of the UNFCCC, even though business is not the conference focus. I’ve been meeting various corporate observers paying attention to the trends shown at COP and have seen existing business practices that are already contributing to a more sustainable future – even though there’s still a lot of work to be done!

Citizen Action »

[21 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,204 views]
The End or the Beginning?

COP-15 is over with no Real Deal to present to the World. However, the battle of climate change theories is not over – it is just the beginning. NGOs, scientists and civil society start capitalizing on the event to maintain high volume of their voices.

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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,656 views]

I must admit, COP15 was a grave disappointment. I left Copenhagen mid-way in the negotiations feeling frustrated and incredibly angry with the lack of progress made with so many hitches and delays. I agree that an agreement will be difficult to make under pressure in 2 weeks by all the nation of the world, but why is it easier to send soldiers to their death at war then to save millions of lives now and in the future?

Citizen Action , Featured , Headline »

[16 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 610 views]
Copenhagen breaths global warming

Copenhagen breaths global warming. Out of all events and campaigns, the fossil of the day award and the ashamed presidents’ posters are my favorite.

Featured , Headline , Policy & Government »

[15 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 1,896 views]
The COP15 circus

I am angry, frustrated and very disappointed. The restrictions being applied to entering the Bella Centre is becoming ludicrous to the point where ‘real people’ will no longer be able to participate. Since yesterday, delegates with accredited badges have struggled to Bella, queueing up for 4 hours before being turned away. Today, only 7000 Non-governmental (NG) participants have been given the all clear for entrance. Tomorrow, only a pitiful 1000 will be let in for the remaining days. NG delegates include members from businesses, civil society and, non-government organisations which make up the biggest percentage of delegation. Other badges include UN Observers, Inter-government, Press and Party Delegates. However, NG badge-holders will be completely cut from participating in the final day of COP15.

Down to Business , Featured , Headline »

[15 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,734 views]
A survey of climate-related advertisements in The Economist

In magazines around the world, it has never been more popular for companies to advertise their environmental friendliness. This sudden surge in climate-related advertising no doubt coincides with the COP15 in Copenhagen, and it is interesting to read what companies are trying to convince the consumer. In the most recent issue of The Economist, 32% of advertisements are climate-related.

Citizen Action »

[15 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,733 views]
The Heat of the Battle for the Real Deal

Some days remain till the end of the UN Climate Change Conference, but the global climate deal is not ready yet. This fact heats the situation more and more, making the climate activists design new creative messages and approaches in order to win the Battle for the Real Deal.

Featured , Headline »

[15 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,622 views]
Security tightened at Bella Centre

I woke up at 6am this morning knowing how much of a struggle it would be to enter the Bella Centre. Over the weekend, word went out thatNGOs will be restricted and only those with special “observer status” passes would be through. Unfortunately, only 40% of NGO participants will have access in the remaining days of COP15, however I was lucky to get my hands on one, thanks to my executive member status in an international women’s organisation.

Featured , Translating the science »

[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,411 views]
Science and politics at COP15: convergence still out of sight

Interview with Daniel Kammen, lead author of IPCC report section on Renewable Energies
Noize from the Future worked on Saturday as well, to deliver you fresh, interesting and insightful pieces of news. This morning we met Daniel Kammen, leading author of the IPCC renewable energy policy report. Below you can also find the video of his speech in front of the Copenhagen Climate Congress plenary in March 2009.
Q: On Copenhagen Climate Council’s webpage you say that “The scientific verdict on climate change is long-since decided; we must act now, not in …

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[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,291 views]
In the Year of Crises, a moral one blocks action on climate

Today, as negotiations seem to have stalled, with the wedge between developed and developing countries not looking as though it is loosening, let’s hope our political leaders may take heed of the words of wisdom from our moral ones.