Tag Archives: unfccc

John Ashton pulls no punches in climate arena

Since retiring from the Foreign Office last year, John Ashton has given a series of forthright speeches on climate change. Why does he omit the predicament of the most vulnerable countries?

Sustainable Energy For All heads new world order

Leaders of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy For All initiative have held a press conference at Rio+20. Public-private partnerships are the model of the future, they say, and this is the biggest of all.

Rio+20: notes for scientists: 12th March

News about the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development relevant to the science community, covering Sha Zukang, Christiana Figueres, A Date With History and the Nine Principles of a Green Economy.

Time to snap out of the two degree trance

Vulnerable nations such as Tuvalu made some progress at Copenhagen last week in questioning the right of rich countries to regard two degrees as the safe limit of global warming. More momentum could scupper the talks.

Blair unfit to lead Europe on climate change

On a visit to China last week, Tony Blair said that encouraging people to reduce flying and driving is not an appropriate response to climate change. This is not good enough for a prospective president of the European Union.

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