In Part 2 with Dr Joe Romm, we discuss how offsetting impacts the NDC accounting systems that underpin the Paris Agreement
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Barack Obama now argues “we are speeding our car towards the cliff at a very fast rate”. Adrian Bridge, CEO of the 326yr old port company hosting the former US president adds “what we need… Read More »Barack Obama admits Paris Accord targets ‘not enough to avoid catastrophe’
Speakers: Sir David King, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Climate Change Envoy, and former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK GovernmentJosue Tanaka, Managing Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability… Read More »The Road from COP21 – Stepping stones between the COP’s
Featuring:Naomi Klein, Author and activistChristiana Figueres, UNFCCC Secretary GeneralKate Cahoon, GenderCCAlyssa Johl, Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL)Jannie Staffansson, Saami Council Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge, UKKevin Anderson, Manchster University, Deputy Dir. of Tyndall Centre for… Read More »COP21: Political Shortfall & The Role of Civil Society [Part 2]
Featuring:Caroline Lucas, British Member of ParliamentSaleemul Huq, Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED)Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change & Professor at University of Manchester, UKJason Box, professor… Read More »1.5ºC – A New Boundary For Global Warming?
Activist and author, Naomi Klein, is speaking here at a side event during the COP21 in Paris (Dec ’15), about some key issues that are defining the challenges of our age: Climate science must be… Read More »Naomi Klein on the role of civil society and the need to pressure our leaders
Transcript: One myth we are dispelling is that we have to choose between development and carbon emissions and that myth I think we are increasingly dispelling. The myth we are dispelling is that it is… Read More »Christiana Figueres: a very important strategic moment to begin to bring down fossil fuel subsidies
Our current carbon pollution rate is taking us towards a planet that is on average 4ºC warmer than today with regional variations far exceeding this and changes to the natural world that will be so… Read More »Climate Justice? Let them eat cake! Professor Kevin Anderson & Dr Hugh Hunt
As the backslapping of the main protagonists of the COP21 summit joined in the celebrations, many others turned their attention to the details of how the agreement is going to play out in the real… Read More »1.5ºC boundary for global heating exposes the chasm between rhetoric & reality, here’s why:
The atmosphere within the COP21 meeting was one of business instead of saving Mother Earth. World leaders were in deep negotiations not over climate policy, they were in negotiations about commercialization of nature. The result… Read More »COP21 Paris Accord failed humanity, impacted communities respond
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) The formulation we have right now, limiting warming between 1.5°C and 2°C, isin line with the IPCC and the latest science. The rest of the text does not sufficiently operationalize the long-term… Read More »Leading scientists assess the latest draft agreement at COP21
Full transcript: SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, Todd, extraordinarily for those more than generous words. I really, really appreciate them. I might have loved it if you found a less menacing notion than a ballistic missile.… Read More »US Secretary of State Speaking At COP21 – Briefing to media
Nick Breeze: Every climate scientist I interview at this COP is saying they do not believe we can keep temperatures below 2ºC when policymakers are still building power stations and engines that burn fossil fuel.… Read More »Interview: Caroline Lucas at The French National Assembly, Paris, COP21
Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government, Sir David King, presents at COP21 as part of the EU funded ICE, Climate, Economics – Arctic Research on Change presentation at the EU Pavilion at COP21 in… Read More »Sir David King | ICE-ARC | Ice, Climate, Economic – Arctic Research on Change
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Published: 03 December 2015Recognizing this change of position, now 108 countries have clearly voiced support for the 1.5°C target, including the first major developed economies. The move echoes rapidly growing support voiced by states and… Read More »COP21 Update – Major Economies Declare Support for 1.5°C
Tar sands Dr James Hansen summarised the danger posed by extracting oil from toxic tar sands when he said, “If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate.” So,… Read More »Canadian Minister says “Canada is Back!” (with tar sands)