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  • Blog from NZ youth delegate in Copenhagen

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 14, 2009 at 9:54

    Georgina Morrison is one of the 12 members of the Youth Delegation to Copenhagen.

    In her blog she explains the reaction she gets from people at the summit when she talks to them about New Zealand's attitude to tackling climate change

    "They are in... Read more >

  • Tuvalu’s plea – NZ doesn’t lift a finger

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - December 14, 2009 at 8:33

    Today, while tens of thousands gathered in central Copenhagen to march to the Bella Centre, Ian Fry, the negotiator for Tuvalu, was making an impassioned speech for the survival of his country.

    He had been valiantly struggling to get negotiators to a... Read more >

  • Kumi Naidoo's Speech at the COPenhagen Global Day of Action

    Blogpost by nick - December 14, 2009 at 7:22

    Greenpeace International ED, Kumi Naidoo, delivered a passionate speech at the launch of the Global Day of Action March in Copenhagen 12 Dec. 2009. "Yes we can, yes we must and yes we will deliver a fair efficient and legally binding treaty to protect... Read more >

  • Tuvalu stays strong

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - December 13, 2009 at 10:43

    Tuvalu´s strong stance for a legally binding treaty so powerful countries don´t wriggle out of their commitments continued today.  As a result more meetings were postponed and diplomats, NGOs and media scurried around to find out the latest.  Scurryin... Read more >

  • Today could prove to be very significant

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - December 12, 2009 at 16:39

    As i write this, I'm at the Kyoto Protocol negotiations waiting for the session to start. Looking at my phone, i see i have thousands of unread emails in my inbox. The information flow here is extraordinary - one or more email messages every minute du... Read more >

  • Putting one's own agenda aside

    Blogpost by Kirsten Morrell - December 12, 2009 at 16:29

    My Prime Minister's latest dismal stance is a "COP-OUT!". If John Key wants to talk about the realities of Copenhagen then the point of the negotiations is to address the real threats of climate change and not just the particular interests of individu... Read more >

  • John Key me me me

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 11, 2009 at 8:57

    I feel a bit sick this morning. And it's not just the advent of Christmas and the alcohol-related ramifications of that, it's our Prime Minister's revolting attitude to climate action.

    In particular, his comments in the New Zealand Parliament yesterd... Read more >

  • The mouse that roared

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - December 10, 2009 at 11:58

    Today the negotiations became even more lively, when the tiny Pacific Island of Tuvalu put its foot down in the Conference of Parties (COP) to insist that they won’t allow talks to progress unless countries commit to considering options for a legally ... Read more >

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