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The following article has been sent to Blogactiv by Frederic de Hemptinne of the European Water Association. Adaptation and, in particular, water are low priorities on the Copenhagen agenda. Considering the difficulties to make a firm agreement on mitigation, there is little chance it will get the attention it deserves. One could wonder whether putting… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

The following article about the start of the negotiations in Copenhagen was published by EurActiv.com on Monday 7th December. Long-awaited international talks kick off today (7 December) in Copenhagen, with negotiators from 192 countries meeting to hammer out a successor to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on climate change. After some hesitation, US President Barack Obama,… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Blogactiv was pleased to speak to Margot Wallstrom at the EurActiv Awards ceremony in the European Parliament. We asked her what she thought would be required for an agreement to be reached at the Copenhagen Climate Conference next month… [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_p5szU0zpYQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Blogactiv spoke to Paul Horton at the 5th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels. Mr Horton is the Chairman of the EWA Climate Change Working Group. He told us of some worrying developments in the run-up to the Copenhagen Conference about the role of water in the discussions. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/21vsUcVmA2w” width=”425″ height=”350″… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

This post has been written for Blogactiv by Monica Frassoni, Spokesperson for the European Green Party. It was 2001, and among the 15 government representatives of the EU governments there were 5 green ministers; the Environment Commissioner was Margot Wallstrom, a Swedish and quite motivated lady. We were fully in the Bush era and Kyoto… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Copenhagen Endgame

In two months, just before Christmas, three years of cumbersome climate negotiations will have come to an end. Nobody expects a turning point, reversing the inexorable accumulation of green house gases in the atmosphere. Barring miracles, there is no hope for green house gas emissions to stabilise, let alone to decline in the coming 20… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The following has been submitted to Blogactiv by ACCA. Concerning the debate on climate change in the context of the upcoming Copenhagen Conference, ACCA ( the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) would like to share 6 top line messages: 1. Recent projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warn that that unless action… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

The following post has been sent to Blogactiv by Veena Hudson, Head of Public Affairs, ACCA. The typical accounting professional has a pivotal position within an organisation and is well qualified to make a vital contribution toward climate policy and its implementation. Although some influential political leaders appear to have woken up to the enormity… » read more

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