As COP23 draws to an end today, I rode in a shared car back to Hamburg. Throughout the ride, I tried to conclude what i have got from this journey, but there is too much to share. My deepest reflection comes from the session addressing the climate policy in my hometown, Hong Kong. Hong Kong… Continue reading Opportunity neglected?
The cop is a great opportunity to meet lots of people that deal with all kind of climate change aspects. I was glad to meet with Yael Cohen Paran, an Israeli environmentalist and politician, and co-chair of the Green Movement. She is currently a member of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) for the opposition party… Continue reading An interview with Israeli parliament member about the regional Israeli challenges regarding Climate Change
Puedo decir con toda la confianza del mundo que ésta semana ha sido tan reveladora como motivadora. Este pedacito del blog no es para comentarles sobre las negociaciones que se vienen llevando a cabo en la Conferencia de las Partes sobre el Cambio Climático (COP23), al que hemos tenido el honor de asistir como parte… Continue reading ¿Te nos unes? Meteorólogos en la COP 23 Fiji (spanish and english version)
To receive more of an inside view on COP23, I joined YOUNGO, the youth constituency of UNFCCC. All constituencies have the right to speak at the plenary sessions before the final decisions are taken. Since “normal” observers do not have this legal position, most non-party stakeholders are organized in constituencies. YOUNGO is structured in many… Continue reading Inside YOUNGO
On Wednesday, Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory filled in at short notice as the moderator for the side event on “Adding up the odds: out of the box approaches to increasing ambition and action for climate justice”. He did a great job leading the panel and it ended with the first interactive freestyle… Continue reading An unusual COP experience…
So why are we still talking about CCS and not using it? Are we still going to have the same panel discussion about the need for CCS 10 COPs from now without actually implementing it? The estimates of the CO2 emission pathways compatible with staying below 2°C as summarized in the fifth assessment report (AR5) by the… Continue reading Year after year: what’s up with CCS?
In accordance with the Fiji presidency this year, quite a few of the side events of the first few days at CoP aimed to bring a spotlight to the voices of indigenous and island peoples. At one of the first side events I attended, a group of negotiators, including the Third World Network and the… Continue reading