As we began to digest what came out of Copenhagen, many felt disappointed that a legally binding agreement was not reached and started to look forward to COP16 in Cancun. However, up to this point there are not very high expectations for this round of negotiation which is happening in 6 months. About a month […]

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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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Andrea Dominguez on November 28th, 2009

REDD programs have great potential, but have many holes that need to be filled before they can be implemented successfully.

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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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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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