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  • 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 >

  • Those pesky Danes

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - December 10, 2009 at 10:48

    The political battles in the negotiations have begun. 

    The first big jolt to the negotiations happened yesterday when a proposed deal that the Danish Government had been consulting on was leaked to UK newspaper The Guardian.

    There’d been rumour and ... Read more >

  • Here I am in Copenhagen

    Blogpost by Kirsten Morrell - December 10, 2009 at 8:50

    Here I am at the CultureFutures symposium in Copenhagen. It's a gathering of arts ministers and Heads of Arts institutes and organisations discussing how they can green up and how they can use their creativity to help sustain human and all life.

    The ... Read more >

  • VIDEO: Planet A march and concert

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 9, 2009 at 16:11

    Here's a selection of highlights from the December 5th 'Planet A' Concert for the Climate. You can watch the full 4 hour recording on


    You can watch the entire 4 h... Read more >

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