Update - 04 May 07 -
Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, meets members of Solar Generation prior to opening the IPCC's Working Group III meeting in Bangkok.
The IPCC's Working Group III has released it's 4th Assessment
Report detailing options for mitigating climate change. The IPCC's
summary for policy makers is available on their website here (pdf, 35 pages).
Our briefing on the report's key findings is available
here (MS Word, 5 pages).
Update - 30 May 07 -
Before the opening the meeting this morning Dr. Rajendra
Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC, visited the Solar
Generationrenewable energy container outside the UN building.
The youngactivists got a chance to talk with him about the
potential for aglobal energy revolution to deal with climate
Studentsfrom Thailand, India, Indonesia, Philippines, China,
Germany and Franceare reminding delegates at the meeting that
decisions taken now aboutfuture energy supply will determine how
much climate chaos futuregenerations are forced to live with. Read
more on the
Solar Generation blog.
Briefings and background
General IPCC briefing
Climate Change - Nuclear not the answer
Ecconomics of nuclear power
Carbon capture and storage
Carbon capture and storage - technical briefing
What we're saying
"We now stand at a 'climate crossroads'. We can go down the road
of renewable energy and smart efficient use of energy, keep the
global average temperature increase below 2 degrees C and avoid the
worst impacts of climate change or we can keep blundering on in the
same direction into a fossil-fuelled future of extreme weather,
drastic water shortages and desperate climate refugees. We cannot
afford to take a wrong turn."
-- Stephanie Tunmore, Greenpeace International Climate and
"We have shown that the world can have safe, robust renewable
energy, that we can achieve the efficiencies needed and we can do
all this while phasing out damaging and dangerous sources such as
coal and nuclear and without the use of unproven 'techno-fixes'
like carbon capture and storage."
-- Tara Buakamsri, Greenpeace Southeast Asia climate and energy
"Our global energy concept means, that the investment volume for
new power plants until 2030 will be in a range of 300-350 billion
dollars per year - almost equal to the amount of money currently
spent on subsidies for fossil fuels. To shift this money and invest
in renewable energy and cogeneration could cut CO2 emission of the
global power sector by half by 2030, which is a win-win situation
for utilities around the world."
-- SvenTeske, Greenpeace International climate and energy
campaigner about the economic advantages of the energy [r]evolution
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