hoffmand on December 14th, 2009

Should we as Youth put our trust in those older than us? Do we have a choice? This is a question that I’ve been inspired to think about during the last few days.  The young woman from India who addressed the  UN climate chief Yvo de Boer on behalf of the youth yesterday ended her […]

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hoffmand on November 19th, 2009

As Grace, Luan and I discovered as we researched Flexibility Mechanisms, the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Africa is dismally small when compared the number of projects in countries like China, India and Brazil. However, it seems like this trend may be changing. The UN just released a report that suggests the […]

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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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When negotiations over the post-Kyoto climate change regime resume in December, the issue of ‘common yet differentiated responsibilities’ is certain to generate some intense debate. Beyond the conflicts caused by the deferring interpretations of the actual wording – repeated so often that it has become the mantra of international climate change discourse – ‘common yet differentiated responsibilities’ is a problematic approach to negotiations on several other levels.

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dunningg on September 18th, 2009

Climate change negotiations are the ultimate test of international cooperation.  Participating members range all across the economic spectrum, from poor, undeveloped island countries to super powers like the United States and everything in between.  In some cases, literally the only thing negotiating members have in common is the fear of the consequences presented by climate […]

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