This article about the future course of climate change meetings was published by EurActiv on 12th April. The first UN climate meeting since Copenhagen agreed to hold extra talks before the high-level conference in Cancún at the end of the year, but hopes for a new climate treaty ran low. Delegates from 175 countries met [...]
Today is World Water Day. I had the honour of being involved in the 3rd Annual Conference of the European Water Association in November and the European Water Partnership AGM last summer. Something that I didn’t realise, but really do now, is the speed at which humanity is heading for a full-on water crisis. This [...]
The following is a brief introduction to a 7-minute documentary about melting glaciers in Bolivia, which has been sent to Blogactiv by Anders Vang Nielsen at The Democracy Center. As the world discusses the looming threat of climate change, we must listen to the stories and peoples who have experienced it firsthand. The endangered glacier [...]
Post from Monica Frassoni, President of the European Green Party, regarding the Copenhagen Climate Conference: And so the Climate circus is closed for the moment; it is not in a cheerful mood that most delegates and activists left Copenhagen. There is a sort of “emptiness”, the risk that all that enormous energy and awareness raising [...]
In the final hours of the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen, Blogactiv was able to speak to President of the European Paliament, Jerzy Buzek. As proved to be accurate, President Buzek did not expect a deal from the conference, but instead that negotiations will continue on to COP 16 in Mexico. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/qRMm8u2m7Bg" width="425" [...]
Mr Endou, President of Tuvalu Overview, explains the project and how by using Google Maps, it is possible to contact individual Tuvalu residents.This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December 2009.
Mr Endou (President of Tuvalu Overview) explains some of the problems being faced by the tiny islands of Tuvalu and why the Copenhagen Climate Conference is important.This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December 2009 by Stuart Langridge.
Mr Van den Brande is President of the Committee of the Regions. He explains the important role of local government in preventing climate change as was discussed at his side event at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December 2009 by Stuart Langridge.
Linda McAven (MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber) tells us her thoughts about the influence of local government in slowing the impact of climate change after taking part in the Committee of the Regions side event at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December [...]
Mr Christiansen (Senior Adviser, The Technical and Environmental Administration Department, City of Copenhagen) explains some of the Environmental projects currently underway in the city of Copenhagen.This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December 2009 by Stuart Langridge.