Tag Archive for 'Cancun'

Sir Bob Watson, DEFRA Chief Scientific Advisor, speaks about climate change to Channel 4 News

August 24th, 2012 by Channel 4 News

Tom Clarke, Channel 4 News Science Editor, interviews Sir Bob Watson, DEFRA Chief Scientific Adviser, about the peril of human induced climate change. Sir Bob Watson steps down from his role at DEFRA at the end of August 2012.  Professor Ian Boyd has been appointed to replace Sir Bob Watson as DEFRA’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

Sir Christopher Meyer supports view that political realism will dominate scientific realism at international climate change conferences for the foreseeable future

March 11th, 2011 by Sir Christopher Meyer

Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG is the former UK Ambassador to the USA and to Germany.  Sir Christopher spoke at an ecobuild conference on 3 March 2011. ———- I am going to sit because I am a pessimist and I prefer to sit down when I am delivering a bad message. There are all kinds of […]

Climate Convention back on track – but not much progress

December 21st, 2010 by Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy

Under the slogan “Cancún Can” the countries of the world convened the 16th climate summit in Cancun, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December. The Head of the UNEP Risoe Centre at Risø DTU, John M. Chistensen, attended the meeting and gives here his own assessment of the outcome of COP16: “With regard to the […]

How Politicians’ inaction is ramping up the risk of dangerous climate change

December 16th, 2010 by Friends of the Earth

A Friends of the Earth report, “Reckless Gamblers – How politicians’ inaction is ramping up the risk of dangerous climate change,”  published on 15 December 2010 warned that countries across the globe will need to make much bigger cuts in emissions than previously thought, because of a lack of progress in international efforts to tackle […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, speaks to the UK Parliament about the outcomes of the Cancún Climate Conference

December 13th, 2010 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Cancún. The House will remember the disappointment of last year’s conference in Copenhagen, and in particular its failure to agree a comprehensive and legally binding global treaty to supplement or replace the Kyoto Protocol. Expectations for the […]

WWF reports that Cancún meeting puts momentum back into global climate talks

December 11th, 2010 by WWF

Cancún, Mexico World governments this morning laid tentative groundwork for a global agreement to fight climate change by agreeing a series of commitments at the climate negotiations in Cancún, Mexico. Governments agreed on a set of decisions that will support further talks over the next year with the objective of a final outcome at next […]

Capitalism can save the planet

November 30th, 2010 by Philip Stephens

Not so long ago governments around the world stepped in to rescue capitalism. It’s time for capitalism to repay the favour by turning its mind to saving the planet. Politicians, you see, have just about given up. The only vaguely encouraging thing to say about next week’s Cancun climate change gathering is that expectations have […]