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Bridge to Nowhere?!

The battle over the interpretation of COP-17 in Durban is raging with some prominent voices seeing a breakthrough while others feel fortified in their belief that the whole system of the UNFCCC is about to crash against the wall. While climate science is clearly backing the latter perspective, it may still be of a certain […]

Cabinet of Mongolia Meets in the Desert…

This is the english echo of a Blog already posted in German on my department’s blog at the Böll Foundation. Prior to the Copenhagen Climate Disaster Conference, Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maledives created rabblement. He invited his entire Cabinet to a Underwater-Meeting. In doing so, he wanted to show the dooming prospect of climate change […]

Amazing Picturs from China – about Pollution

I would like to share with you all the following link which brings us to an overview of pictures form Lu Guang. I am not posting this to give a bad impression on China, its people or landscape. Pictures like those were made all over the world by artistic photographers as there is much pollution […]

Tuvalu rockz the COP – but does it help?

Right now, the negotiations within the CMP in the main plenary are stopped again and a small group of people is meeting in one corner of the room to find agreemend under the guidance of Connie Hedegaard, the COP-President. Tuvalu seemed to have insisted on its proposal to first deal with what kind of outcome […]

China blocks allegations

China just said at the CMP-Meeting that it is not agreeing with the finding of the CDM Executive Board (EB) on taking back some CDM-Windprojects in China. The initial Critique came up by groups like CDM-Watch that China was lowering subsidies for Windprojects which are enabled under the CDM. They would then not be “additional” […]