Category Archives: Climate Negotiations

An agreement was reached at the Paris Summit – but now we need the financial markets to help deliver it

Tweet Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The … Continue reading

Failure to reach UN climate change agreement could be “very dangerous,” warn influential city mayors

Tweet Twenty city mayors from five Nordic countries have joined forces in urging world governments to reach meaningful agreements at the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. In an op-ed published in the magazine Cities Today, the influential group … Continue reading

33 Mayors network listed – will they act for a climate deal?

Tweet National governments have proven that they do not have what is required to meet the global challenges of climate change and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. The shortcomings of the COP meeting since Copenhagen acts as testament … Continue reading

Respect Climate: Looking for Smart Climate Solutions

Tweet We are a long way off solving the problem of climate change. One need only to think of the string of failed climate negotiations or the recent massive investments in tar sands and shale gas to appreciate this. It … Continue reading

Good night Doha and wake up!

Tweet Why should we give any hope to national governments to succeed in a deal on Climate Change. It is a waste of money to take more then 10.000 people to a negotiation in Doha based on false hope. It … Continue reading

Global problems, local solutions

Tweet The unprecedented success of the London 2012 Olympic Games has once again shown the global role that cities now hold.The opening ceremony focused on work and health as it celebrated the community spirit at the heart of the Olympic … Continue reading

REDD – when will a deal come?

Tweet The UN‐REDD Programme is seeking to identify four Civil Society Organization (CSO) representatives to its Policy Board: one CSO from each of the Programme’s three regions (Africa, Asia‐Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean) and one CSO from a developed country. The Bank Information Center is … Continue reading

Stockholm+40 – Sustainable Solutions on the Agenda

Tweet On 23-25 April 2012 Sweden’s Ministry of Environment and Ministry for Foreign Affairs opens an international conference, Stockholm+40 – Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development. The discussions, which will attract a number of the world’s leading political figures, mark the 30th anniversary of … Continue reading

Airlines look for a new landing strip….

Tweet Just before Christmas the European Union Court of Justice successfully upheld EU law to include foreign airlines in its Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). From this month, the EU Aviation Directive will force all airlines to buy carbon credits for … Continue reading

Global challenges – local solutions

Tweet This coming week we will see the result from the UN negotiations on Climate Change. We are also feeling the heat of the upcoming EU Summit. Will the result of the two summits be step to integrate the both the … Continue reading