Copenhagen Climate Conference

This article is pertinent to the Bonn climate change negotiations taking place at this very moment and for the rest of the week. Authors are Benjamin Mkapa, Member of the Club of Madrid and Former President Tanzania, and Alexander Likhotal, Executive Vice-President of the Gorbachev Foundation of North America (GFNA) and President of Green Cross… » read more

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As first published by EurActiv.com on Wednesday 10th June 2009. Following in the footsteps of Al Gore, French photographer, ecologist and journalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand released his documentary film ‘Home’ simultaneously in 134 countries on World Environment Day (5 June). The documentary takes a look at the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate, sounding the alarm… » read more

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(This is the final chapter in Eberhard Rhein’s Malta Lecture on Climate Change). To tackle climate change effectively, the international community has to act jointly. No individual country has enough clout to reduce global emissions if the rest of the world keeps increasing them. That is what we have seen since 1997 under Kyoto. Governments… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

(This is the fifth of six chapters in Eberhard Rhein’s Malta lecture series.) The technologies for generating low or zero-carbon energy exist. But will they be applied? Not only marginally but at the global scale required to successfully mitigate climate change? That depends essentially on the type of incentives governments offer. Without much higher prices… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

This is the fourth of six chapters in Eberhard Rhein’s Malta lecture series. Preliminary Remarks Humanity has the means to do without fossil energy. It will have to do so anyhow within the next 200 years or earlier because of the progressive depletion of fossil energy resources. To do so will require a huge international… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Blogactiv wants to help its readers to better understand the world. Climate change is one of the big challenges of this century and it is a complex issue. It is therefore appropriate to give an overview. Eberhard Rhein, who regularly writes on energy and climate, had lectured on the subject in Malta earlier this spring.… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Blogactiv wants to help its readers to better understand the world. Climate change is one of the big challenges of this century and it is a complex issue. It is therefore appropriate to give an overview. Eberhard Rhein, who regularly writes on energy and climate, had lectured on the subject in Malta earlier this spring.… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Blogactiv wants to help its readers to better understand the world. Climate change is one of the big challenges of this century and it is a complex issue. It is therefore appropriate to give an overview. Eberhard Rhein, who regularly writes on energy and climate, had lectured on the subject in Malta earlier this spring.… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The latest round of climate negotiations has been concluded in Bonn – and it seems that the Copenhagen meeting in December will have a greater chance of success. This story by the BBC explains that two extra negotiating conferences have been added to the climate agenda between the next Bonn gathering in June and the… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Over the last week there have been a number of interesting developments in the field of climate change as it relates to the European Union. Firstly, the European Commission has released a White Paper which describes their adaption strategy. EurActiv.com reported on it here. And today, the European Council has adopted a climate-energy legislative package.… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge