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  • Negotiation snakes and ladders

    Blogpost by Phil - June 10, 2010 at 6:18

    One of New Zealand's senior negotiators Helen Plume has reported back on behalf of the negotiators (it seems she got the short straw and chaired the attempt to get consensus) to report there was no consensus. So that means both the AOSIS 1.5 degree w... Read more >

  • Drama at climate talks – NZ agriculture plans in the balance

    Blogpost by Phil - June 10, 2010 at 5:00

    I’m currently sitting in one of the main meeting rooms at the climate change negotiations in Bonn while a major drama is unfolding – one that will determine the fate of New Zealand’s agriculture proposal in these talks.

    Two days ago, one part of the ... Read more >

  • The Energy [R]evolution

    Blogpost by nick - June 8, 2010 at 13:10

    Energy Revolution

    We have had a vision!

    The Energy [R]evolution demonstrates how the world can get from where we are now, to where we need to be in terms of phasing out fossil fuels, cutting CO2 while ensuring energy security. This includes illustrating how the w... Read more >

  • 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 >

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