Thousands of people around New Zealand will be rallying for solutions to climate change on September 24th, as part of the global day of action, Moving Planet. Come on your bike, skateboard or on foot to embrace a future beyond fossil fuels writes Aaron Packard, 350.org Oceania Region Coordinator.
A couple of weeks ago, during the Pacific Island Leaders Forum, I was invited by Oxfam to a small meeting of Pacific-focused NGOs with the European Union Climate Ambassador, Connie Hedegaard. After some quick introductions, she cut straight to the chase - "I am extremely concerned about Durban [the next Conference of Parties in December], that really big emitters seem to have agreed on one thing only - and that is not to make progress".
In other words, the global negotiations are as stuck as th... Read more >