Archive for December, 2009

Columbia Professor Michael Gerrard reports from Copenhagen

Dec 19, 2009 No Comments by

The formal negotiations are taking place in only one place, the Bella Center, but throughout the city of Copenhagen the climate event cannot be missed. Numerous buildings are draped with huge signs proclaiming some company’s, nation’s, or group’s contributions to reducing the climate problem. Public plazas have large displays of electric cars, annotated globes, and [...]

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Waiting to exhale in Copenhagen

Dec 18, 2009 No Comments by

Emerging Leader Joe Ageyo reported daily for NTV Kenya on the new developments throughout the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark this past year. Here Joe interviews with UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and EU Parliament President Buzek.    

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Quest for Symphony

Dec 17, 2009 No Comments by

Produced by Maria Ivanova and Joe Ageyo, The Quest for Symphony has been called “the white paper on global environmental governance in images.

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Way Ahead Not Closed!

Dec 16, 2009 3 Comments by

On 29 June 2009, the GEG Project convened a historic reunion of all five successive Executive Directors of the United Nations Environment Programme at the Global Environmental Governance Forum in Glion, Switzerland.

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Climate Conference in Copenhagen tests UN capacity

Dec 15, 2009 No Comments by

The climate conference in Copenhagen has tested delegates’ determination. Long lines formed outside the Bella Center in Copenhagen. On Monday December 14th delegates from non-governmental organizations waited in the freezing temperatures for eight hours only to be turned away as the Bella Center exceeded capacity. They returned on Tuesday waiting in line for another five [...]

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Britain and France urge for stronger global environmental governance and commit to a fast-start fund on climate change

Dec 15, 2009 No Comments by

Speaking after an EU Summit in Brussels, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that they are “determined that Copenhagen agrees to put in place stronger global environmental governance.” It is unclear, however, what they have in mind. The two leaders have committed their countries to a fast-start fund for 2010-2012 [...]

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