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  • 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 >

  • Kirsten Morrell at London march of 30,000

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 9, 2009 at 9:37

    Sign On ambassador and esteemed musician Kirsten Morrell was originally billed to perform at the Planet A day concert but due to flooding(!!) she was unable to return to New Zealand from the UK. Instead she went to the Wave march in London and filmed ... Read more >

  • Copenhagen - Day One

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - December 8, 2009 at 13:22

    Today was the first day of formal negotiations.  My day was mostly spent finding my way round the Bella Centre where the negotiations are being held, tracking the key points to come out of the first day’s meetings and connecting with delegates and NGO... Read more >

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