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Melita Steele

Melita has an MSc in Environmental Science and is passionate about working to change the world one small piece at a time. She works for Greenpeace as a climate and energy campaigner, focusing on issues related to coal.

  • Road to Durban: Starting out in Bangkok

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - April 7, 2011 at 6:48

    In Cancun last year, COP 16 ended in high drama – with some hailing the meeting as a complete success because progress was made in key areas, and some calling the meeting an utter failure after Bolivia’s objections were basically ignored in the dying ...

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  • A Week Aboard the Esperanza

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - March 4, 2011 at 12:10

    Last week I was lucky enough to join the Esperanza (the largest vessel in the Greenpeace fleet) for just over 7 days. Most of the crew spend months at a time aboard the ship, so I really only got a taste of what life on the Esperanza is really like, b... Read more >

  • Clean Energy is Crucial!

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - January 12, 2011 at 13:45

    In the opinion piece "Mania for renewable energy has soon to come up against reality", Phillip Lloyd says renewable energy is not only a pipe dream, but that it is unnecessary. He could not be more wrong

    Prof Lloyd qualifies reductions of our carbon ... Read more >

  • Dramatic final moments of COP 16

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - December 11, 2010 at 10:40

    It’s 3:30am here in Cancun, and the draft decisions presented by Mexico today have been adopted, on both the KP and LCA track. They are being referred to as the ‘Cancun Agreements’.

    The argument used was that the UN works through consensus, but when ... Read more >

  • The Cancun Agreement?

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - December 11, 2010 at 10:14

    We’re out of time here in Cancun and things have now run into extra time.

    Earlier today the Mexican government presented text for both the Kyoto Protocol and the LCA to the 194 countries represented here – the product of 2 weeks of discussions/consult... Read more >

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