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  • NZ stengthens its ambition to fail

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - November 6, 2009 at 12:45

    Oh dear, it gets worse.

    "New Zealand is blaming the Kyoto Protocol for its low emissions target," a delegate (from where I couldn’t possibly divulge) just told me at the climate change talks in Barcelona today.

    This comment came after New Zealand spo... Read more >

  • The winds of change (aren't blowing in these parts)

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - November 6, 2009 at 9:54

    I received a curious email yesterday from our man at the UN climate talks in Spain, Geoff Keey. It began thus: “Last night, wind power supplied more than 40% of electricity demand here in Spain, with peaks of 44%. Spain has more than 17,000 MW of wind... Read more >

  • A damn fine scotch

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - November 5, 2009 at 8:26

    Scotland has adopted a 42% climate change target. That, and a wee rumour of free whisky, encouraged me to attend a side event organised by the Scottish Government.
    Unfortunately there wasn’t any free whisky, but I did learn a lot about Scotland’s effo...

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  • Update on negotiation deadlock

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - November 4, 2009 at 13:13

    Kyoto Protocol negotiations will resume tomorrow after intense negotiations behind closed doors following yesterday's crisis.  The African group has been meeting with developed countries late into the night, also going public stating that the numbers ... Read more >

  • Signing On the Strip

    Blogpost by Daniel Marrow - November 3, 2009 at 14:25

    A good campaign should be able to be waged in a pub. So a couple of Fridays ago we set out on our first Christchurch Sign On pub crawl. With five trusty volunteers, myself and a fistful of Rhys Darby 'what if the hippies are right?' beer coasters we h... Read more >

  • Climate talks in crisis

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - November 3, 2009 at 12:33

    It’s been a dramatic first day at the climate change negotiations here in Barcelona and it’s fair to say frustration with developed countries like New Zealand has exploded. The Kyoto Protocol negotiations are currently suspended. Until further notice,... Read more >

  • Mr Bennett, I'm your 4 o'clock

    Blogpost by Jason Beaudry - November 2, 2009 at 13:56

    Hi all, i'm J - Waikato Sign On volunteer coordinator. We had a 40% by 2020 day of action here on Friday. Not a Sign On event as such, more just a rally for locals concerned about climate change and wanting our Government to commit to the necessary t... Read more >

  • The Road to Copenhagen (East Coast styles)

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - October 30, 2009 at 10:39

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