Monthly Archives: September 2009

Bangkok is on 'full negotiation mode'-the fireworks begin on Day one

Yesterday the Thai Prime Minister, Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, formally launched the 2 week Bangkok climate negotiations. The morning speakers included Yvo De Boer, head of the UNFCCC, and Connie Hedegaard from Denmark, who will chair the Copenhagen meeting in December. The speakers agreed that time was running out to get a global deal in place by December and this meeting was now 100% on 'full negotiation mode'. Read More »

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Climate Week Gives Momentum to the Bangkok Negotiations-Hard Work Starts Now

Climate Week is wrapping up but the political signal that was sent is clear: the world’s political leaders are serious about getting a deal in Copenhagen. Read More »

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U.N. spotlight shines on efforts to reduce deforestation

Last night, in New York at Climate Week, I attended the UN Secretary General's High Level Event on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD). Read More »

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