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Sign On Ambassadors Lucy and Robyn visit Paparoa National Park

Blog entry by Robbie MacKay | April 23, 2010

Sign ON ambassadors Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm are in the Paparoa National Park on the West Coast for two days in and around the Paparoa National Park, drawing the link between the Government’s Schedule 4 mining plans and climate...

Is mining the best they've got?

Blog entry by Robyn Malcolm | April 16, 2010

I’ve spent a large part of the last few weeks in Australia for work. And I wish I could say that as a result I haven’t kept up with news on the Government’s mining plans. But it’s a funny thing, this threat to New Zealand’s most...

The well-oiled wheels of climate scepticism

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | February 22, 2010

Been wondering about the veracity of climate science lately? Probably not if you’re here at the Sign On website reading this blog. But just incase the sceptics have had their wicked way with you, be it just for one moment or...

Copenhagen is over, but we’re not done yet

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 21, 2009

It’s over. The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties has officially drawn to a close (or rather all but collapsed), but what are we left with? Very little is the honest answer and, no matter how the politicians spin it or...

NGOs evicted - curtains drawn on talks

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | December 17, 2009

As i write this, security are moving through the Bella Centre in Copenhagen where the talks are being held and evicting all NGO observers except for a lucky 54 (that's 54 in total from the thousands of NGO representatives who're at the...

Agriculture plan makes no ripple

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | December 17, 2009

Warning: I’ve only had four hours sleep (excluding my little kip on the conference chairs (left), so let’s see how I go writing this blog…. What kept me up last night was the US negotiating team triggering a major delay and...

Tuvalu’s plea – NZ doesn’t lift a finger

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | December 14, 2009

Today, while tens of thousands gathered in central Copenhagen to march to the Bella Centre, Ian Fry, the negotiator for Tuvalu, was making an impassioned speech for the survival of his country. He had been valiantly struggling ...

The mouse that roared

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | December 10, 2009

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...

One step forward one step back

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | November 17, 2009

It seems that with Copenhagen, we get one step forward then drop one back. The question now is, where does this leave us? Let’s look first at the good to come out of the last week. There was a HUGE shift in the commitment of global...

Update on negotiation deadlock

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | November 4, 2009

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...

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