Posts Tagged ‘climate negotiations’

Fast followers – not

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, April 1st, 2015 - 30 comments

In which NZ, along with many other countries, flunks the first test of the Paris climate change talks.

Another failure at Lima

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, December 14th, 2014 - 70 comments

While I have come to expect nothing from the annual climate change talks, this years’ failure is particularly galling because of the active role that NZ played in it.

Not with a bang but a whimper

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, May 27th, 2012 - 128 comments

Bad news from Bonn. Not that you’d know it from NZ media coverage of course.

Cancun another non event

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, December 13th, 2010 - 12 comments

The UN climate change talks at Cancun, Mexico, are finished. There were some positives, but not on the big issues.  Reduction targets are still voluntary and still too low.  We’re still on a catastrophic collision course with the laws of physics.

US warns: don’t cling to carbon

Written By: - Date published: 6:59 pm, April 1st, 2009 - 42 comments

Take heed, for the Superpower has spoken. At Round One of this year’s international climate change negotiations (in Bonn, Germany) the US has stolen the spotlight with a rousing opening address. President Barack Obama’s envoy Todd Stern stressed the need for action and warned countries like New Zealand that they’re set to become losers in […]

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