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Intellectual Property Rights with Pachauri

Michael M | November 12th, 2013

In an interview with The Verb, Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has called for greater collaboration between organisations from all over the

Pachauri on Doha, IPCC Leaks and His Optimism

Michael M | January 16th, 2013

The international climate community suffered a rocky finish to 2012 with slow progress, lacklustre ambition and a leak of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) authoritative Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

Kooks of Doha

Michael M | December 5th, 2012

United Nations conferences, by their nature, attract a diverse mix of people from all corners of the globe. With over 17,000 accredited delegates, the latest round of climate talks, COP18,

Day 8: Ban Ki-Moon Joins Climate Talks

Michael M | December 5th, 2012

Tuesday marked the beginning of the high-level segment of COP18 which was graced with the presence of both H.H. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar and H.H.

Day 6 at COP18

Michael M | December 3rd, 2012

Marking the halfway point of the UN climate change talks, negotiators worked hard into Saturday night to wrap up work as the negotiations head into the high-level segment. Both of

Piracy to Solve Climate Change?

Michael M | December 3rd, 2012

Climate change. Piracy. Technology. Three things that don’t normally go together, only within the context of the UN climate change negotiations, could actually be the key to tackling dangerous climate change.

Who’s Who at COP18: Chairs

Michael M | November 30th, 2012

Every round of the UN climate change negotiations, this time COP18, comes with a fresh batch of facilitators elected to serve as chairs for the different negotiating streams. Most have

QELRO Confusion with Australia

Michael M | November 30th, 2012

Despite leading rhetoric around the need for other countries to lift their ambition to reduce greenhouse emissions in response to climate change, Australia’s own pledges are decidedly uninspiring. On the

Mood Shifts at COP18

Michael M | November 28th, 2012

As COP18 shifts from formalities to working groups, the focus of the conference too has shifted from big picture rhetoric to finicky details being negotiated. Little progress was visible on