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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… » read more

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Stories from Khapi

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… » read more

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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″… » read more

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Michèle Sabban explique la place prise par les régions au sommet de Copenhague et les propositions de l’Assemblée des Régions d’Europe. Elle décrit la mise en oeuvre d’un Action Tank pour véhiculer diverses idées locales et le R20, assemblée des 20 plus grandes régions du monde, complémentaire au G20. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/gr7as4dgAQc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Stuart Langridge

The final day for the EurActiv / Blogactiv team coincides with the planned final day of the Copenhagen Climate Conference. For me, the day was dominated by three main themes. Firstly, posturing. There were so many leaders on show that all needed to spread their wings and be a part of a global spectacle. In… » read more

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Blogactiv was pleased to speak to Ricardo Cordoba, President of GE Energy for Western Europe and North Africa. We asked Mr Cordoba about the price of energy and for how long subsidies for green technology might be required. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/4tHYC9KQ4Eg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This interview was conducted on Tuesday 15th December by Daniela Vincenti… » read more

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The last hours of Friday in the Bella Center were both fascinating and depressing. In a former professional life, I knew someone that had been involved in WTO negotiations. He used to describe them to me as multi-player chess with 200 participants and hundreds of issues and that as such deals were always impossible because… » read more

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It is 23.40 in the Bella Center at the UN Copenhagen Climate Conference and American President Barak Obama has just announced the basis of a deal. He did this while the European press corps was waiting over an hour for an EU press conference… The EU press conference didn’t happen! At this early stage, the… » read more

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It is just past 21.00 in the Bella Center, Copenhagen, and progress for a workable climate deal seems limited so far. Unofficially, I am told that the delegation from Costa Rica has gone to dinner because they don’t think there is much going on. There is a rumour that the Russian delegation, including Medvedev has… » read more

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