T. Jayaraman,14 june 2010, Newsclick
The climate negotiations at Copenhangen appear to have set the trend for future climate talks in more senses than one. One is of course very much aware of the Copenhagen Accord, the product of a last-minute face-off between the United States and the major developing countries at the highest political level. We are also aware that despite its not being an official UNFCCC resolution, the text of the Copenhagen accord nevertheless casts a shadow over the future of climate negotiations.
Alain Lipietz, Truthout, 26 February 2010
There are not many people left today who oppose the environment to jobs. Several recent studies confirm: the more invested in "green conversion," the more jobs can be created.
D.Raghunandan, Newsclick, 12 February 2010
It seems even a day cannot go by without some newspaper, magazine or TV channel carrying an expose about yet another blunder by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The Guardian, 1 February 2010
A global deal to tackle climate change is all but impossible in 2010, leaving the scale and pace of action to slow global warming in coming decades uncertain, according to senior figures across the world involved in the negotiations.
Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press, 19 January 2010
The 2000-2009 decade was the warmest on record, easily surpassing the previous hottest decade - the 1990s - researchers said Tuesday in a report providing fresh evidence that the planet may be warming at a potentially disastrous rate.
Newsclick, 20 January 2010
Author and activist Betsy Hartmann talks about how the issue of overpopulation is entering the climate change discourse.
Former Special Advisor to the UNFCC secretariat, Mukul Sanwal on the state of the climate change negotiations after Copenhagen.
Democracy Now, 22 December 2009
Nation’s leading climate scientist, James Hansen, who wasn’t at the Copenhagen climate summit explains why he thinks it’s ultimately better for the planet that the talks collapsed.Also Dr. Hansen tells about his new book, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, and much more.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, December 19, 2009
Too many leaders had gathered in Copenhagen to have it end in a complete failure. Though the accord was a face saving device for them, it does retain global warming and climate change as an agenda for all of us in the future. A complete failure might have killed all hope of a future binding agreement. Whether the political statement is only platitudes or will it in future provide any teeth in it to bite, if converted into a legal document, is the big question.
Democracy Now, December 18, 2009