The Republic of Kiribati hosted a side event today that was both emotional as well as a call for immediate action. For all those who are not familiar with Kiribati  it is the  largest atoll nation in the world, comprising 33 distincnt islands including the world’s largest marine protected area (Phoenix Island). It is also […]

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Kelly Rogers on December 9th, 2009

Today a US Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern,  gave a press briefing at COP-15. The following is a selected summary of his initial introduction. We have demonstrated a strong commitment to this issue from day one. President Obama came into office focused foremost on economic stimulus package. In that package  included the highest vehicle emissions standards we’ve […]

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ramosj on December 9th, 2009

Even though it is a little early to begin making generalizations, I feel that there is this common desire among developing countries to have a legally binding agreement for ALL countries, not just developed countries and a few developing countries which are growing at rapid rate, such as China and India. Many of the delegates […]

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Sarah Brylinsky on December 8th, 2009

The Association for the Advancement of Higher Education (AASHE) has featured student and higher education participation and observations at the COP15 for the duration of the conference and in to the coming spring. Read the full bulletin here. The Dickinson College blog (hey- that’s us!) is featured as a way to gain a student (and […]

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Maria Mei on December 8th, 2009

Everytime when the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” is being discussed, people always go back to the topic  of finance and technology transfers. However, in terms of technology, there exists an issue of intellectual property rights. Technology transfer has been seen as a barrier by developing countries with the existence of IPRs. Even though […]

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