Grace Lange on April 28th, 2010

Coming out of Copenhagen I was overwhelmed. I am still overwhelmed. Climate change is so much more complicated than I could have ever imagined. This is an issue of population, energy use, consumerism, economics, faith, culture, politics, science, and so much more. I cannot fathom the best method for connecting all of these pieces or […]

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hoffmand on November 1st, 2009

On November 18th, China and India, the world’s fastest growing countries, both in population and GHG emissions, signed a five-year agreement of cooperate on climate change issues. In the grand schemes of things, this is very large, strategic move. The agreement strengthens the ties between these two countries before, during and after the Copenhagen negotiations. […]

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Kelly Rogers on October 12th, 2009

  The Union of Concerned Scientists released a September 2007 report called “How to Avoid Dangreous Climate Change” in which they acknowledged that a “450 ppm CO2 eq stabilization target should represent the upper limit on concentrations of heat-trapping emissions set by any policy that seeks to avoid dangerous climate change.” They examined current policy […]

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hoffmand on September 14th, 2009

Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs) are an important constituency in international climate change negotiations today. Perhaps because as a collective group, indigenous peoples have been dominated and neglected for hundreds of years, often uprooted from their lands and treated disrespectfully. Or maybe on some level, we realize that, as a collective group, indigenous peoples around the world might hold […]

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Maria Mei on September 13th, 2009

With so many delegations from all around the world present in the conferences, it will be really hard for every single of them to voice their own concerns. Since conducting negotiations among so many individuals is almost impossible, most countries tend to form coalitions to share information and have a representative to present their ideas. […]

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