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COP19: Every COP Matters

On November 11, 2013 By

Today, November 11, COP 19 officially kicks off in Warsaw. The city is not quite warmed-up for this biggest annual…

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Being minister of energy and environment seems to have become most politically dangerous position in Paris. On Tuesday 2nd of July, President François Hollande announced his decision to sack Delphine Batho, minister for energy and the environment.

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À Doha, les négociations sur le climat n’ont pas progressé sur le fond. Cette année les discussions se sont concentrées sur des questions procédurielles, permettant aux négociations de continuer mais n’offrant aucune solution à la crise climatique, malgré l’urgence de la situation.

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There are only two days left till COP18 winds down. Yesterday night the negotiations went on till the wee hours…

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Les deux derniers gouvernement français ont mis en place, puis renforcé, une taxe sur les transactions financières. Malheureusement, l’essentiel est loin d’être atteint avec cette mesure, puisque Paris est revenu sur son engagement d’allouer les ressources de cette taxe aux politiques de développement…

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While France has received praised from many for imposing a financial transaction tax earlier this year, the tax falls short of the Robin Hood tax suggested to promote global development and climate justice…

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In his first major speech on the environmental policy of his government, French president François Hollande announced a new “green diplomacy” and offered to host the UN Conference on Climate Change in 2015 (where a new protocol should be signed) . But what about short-term emissions reductions?

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Lors de son premier grand discours sur la politique environnementale de son gouvernement, François Hollande a annoncé une nouvelle diplomatie verte et la volonté d’accueillir la grande conférence des nations unies sur le changement climatique en 2015. Mais quid des objectifs concrets de réduction des émissions?

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Day 2 round-up

On August 31, 2012 By

Day 2 and trust and cooperation is holding us back

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A poem to the RiO+20 negotiators

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Young people unite in protest against the Rio+20 declaration

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A new Sustainable Development pathway has just been created. Here’s the play by play of what happened

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