rothrocop on December 16th, 2009

Including REDD (Reductions of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) within the post-2012 agreements is an incredibly important choice that faces UN delegates. The Bali Climate Action Plan provided a roadmap which included emissions from land use, land use change and forestry (LULCUF) within the agreement. This has been a particularly devisive issue within the conference, […]

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As official members of the Youth Group Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  COP15 in Copenhagen in December, conducting interviews with public leaders who are actively involved in initiatives relating to Climate Change is one of the main priorities for the Dickinson Cop15 research team. In the fall leading up […]

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If a tree falls in the middle of a forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound? Well the international community is certainly not there to hear the falling of a tree from deforestation. Many transnational corporations, governments, and local consumers demand many resources from tropical forests, but no […]

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rothrocop on November 2nd, 2009

Brazil’s Climate Change position for the Kyoto 2 Conference in Copenhagen has been one that has consistently supported the idea of common but differentiated responsibilities. This places the burden largely on developed countries to reduce their emission levels, because their historical emissions are much larger than those of developing countries. Brazil has consistently been opposed […]

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rothrocop on September 21st, 2009

Reaching a compromise at the Kyoto 2 Conference in Copenhagen on an agreement that will effectively address climate change in a manner that is sustainable, relatively equitable, and financially feasible will be extremely challenging. In the Bringing Copenhagen Climate Change to a Conclusion report, the authors elaborated on many potential problems for the upcoming conference […]

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