Copenhagen Climate Conference

The business-end of the summit is arriving. TV sets around the Bella Center are all showing the main plenary where leader after leader is giving his or her few minutes worth of thoughts about the situation. When there are well over 100 leaders in the room, fairness dictates that they all get their few minutes… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Jo Leinen MEP, Chair of the Environment Committee in the European Parliament, talks to Blogactiv about the current situation in the negotiations at the Copenhagen Climate Conference. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/PrV49tySkLw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December by Daniela Vincenti Mitchener.

Posted by Michael Wolfindale

Jos Delbeke, Deputy Director General for the Environment, is leading negotiations at Copenhagen on behalf of the EU. He tells Blogactiv the current situation. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/VyOuEb55KEY” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This interview was conducted on Wednesday 16th December by Daniela Vincenti Mitchener.

Posted by Michael Wolfindale

In contrast to yesterday, getting in to the event was a gentle glide this morning. The police had actually closed the nearest Metro station, meaning that it was a glide of around a kilometer in the driving snow, but still great ‘in comparison’. For the EurActiv / Blogactiv team, today has been a busy day… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Blogactiv spoke to Mark Kenber in Copenhagen about the progress made in pledges for carbon emission reductions. Mark is Policy Director for The Climate Group and a special advisor to The Office Of Tony Blair. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/flNy2CCVfpQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Michael Wolfindale

Today was Day 1 for the EurActiv / Blogactiv team at the COP15 event in Copenhagen. Today is the day we had been waiting for. And wait we did! If you have read stories in your international newspapers about the time it has been taking people to get in to the event, I can confirm… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

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

Club de Madrid Members Mary Robinson and Gro Harlem Brundtland, joined by Margot Walstrom, concluded a very successful two day Road To Copenhagen conference today. The initiative, held simultaneously during the first two days of UN climate deliberations in Copenhagen, explored the necessary drivers for ensuring a Copenhagen climate change agreement based on climate justice:… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge