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  • Yvo's favourite things

    Blogpost by Phil - June 8, 2010 at 6:56

    One of the most significant and colourful figures at the UN climate talks is leaving. This round of Bonn negotiations is the last round for the Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNF... Read more >

  • Bouquet for backing vulnerable countries on adaptation

    Blogpost by Phil - June 8, 2010 at 6:37

    New Zealand gets a bouquet today for actions taken at the end of last week. There’s an ongoing problem in the negotiations on adaptation. Saudi Arabia persistently argues that it should get access to adaptation money because tackling climate change w... Read more >

  • South Africa doesn’t rate New Zealand’s Super 14 chances

    Blogpost by Phil - June 5, 2010 at 10:55

    I never expected to hear about rugby at the climate change talks but today’s session of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations was sporting in a number of ways.

    The session started ordinarily enough. The European Union and Russia started sparring over the R... Read more >

  • What the LULUCF?

    Blogpost by Phil - June 4, 2010 at 10:24

    New Zealand's strategy at the climate change negotiations may be running into a bit of trouble. To understand why, I need to explain New Zealand's strategy which pretends to tackle climate change.

    Basically, whatever our international obligations are... Read more >

  • Corridor gossip – New Zealand fails to back pacific neighbours again?

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - June 3, 2010 at 8:49

    Late this afternoon I overheard a rumour.

    Apparently the Alliance of Small Island States had a proposal for some work looking at how to achieve the 1.5 degree target that they are promoting. It's the target that science shows gives vulnerable count... Read more >

  • Brownlee and oil – relics of a dying age

    Blogpost by sboxer - June 2, 2010 at 11:42

    In the film Amazing Grace  set in the 19th century there is a scene where the British Parliament is debating the end of slavery. Members of that Parliament argue that the end of slavery would have massive economic impacts that would harm Britain and ... Read more >

  • In the opening plenary of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations this morning (the big meeting at the start where countries agree to the agenda for the negotiations and make their opening statements), the current chair Ambassador John Ashe announced that ... Read more >

  • NZ diplomat in race for senior UN climate post

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - June 1, 2010 at 0:00

    New Zealand’s climate change ambassador Adrian Macey has been nominated as a candidate for the chair of the Kyoto Protocol (KP) negotiations. This is one of the two key strands in the United Nations (UN) climatechange negotiations and includes nego... Read more >

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