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Holy See and Sex: Follow Up

Gen Stewart | June 24th, 2012

In follow up to the “Holy See and Sex”: here. The “negotiations” of the Rio+20 summit have officially closed, with all parties agreeing on the severely compromised declaration text. In

Durban: What Of It?

Tim Hall | December 14th, 2011

Speak Your Mind editors reflect on the outcome of COP17; what was delivered, who was involved and what it really means for the world.

Keeping Faith When All Hope Is Lost

Willemien Calitz | December 10th, 2011

Dear Minister Mashabane This morning a Namibian radio station, Kosmos Radio, phoned me to ask how the negotiations were going. “Any news?” they asked excitedly. No, I thought. At least

Development, what of it?

Julian K | December 7th, 2011

The term ‘development’ is one that everybody uses yet, nobody understands. It splits the world in half, differentiating between ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries, and broadly defines discourse on international politics,

Durban Must Deliver: Where to After Kyoto?

Julian K | December 1st, 2011

For Durban to be a success, three main areas must be addressed: a post-Kyoto agreement, financing and forestry.   “Durban is here, this is the last moment,” Martin Khor, Director

Memoirs of a Greensha: Part Two

Yara Al-Wazir | July 20th, 2011

Water is beautiful. It guards our land, it helps us tan, it nourishes us and it tastes great. Sadly, water statistics makes me cringe, and there are plenty of them.

Conference Hopping Ministers

Linh Do | February 24th, 2011

I had been planning a hiatus from the environmental conference scene at the end of COP16 in Cancun. Yet, just two months later, I find myself waking up in Nairobi

Cancun is Big from the Moon

admin | December 11th, 2010

I’m sitting here inside Moon Palace at COP16, the heart of the climate negotiations, on the final day of the Cancun conference. It’s an eerie feeling, the place is packed

A Final Plea for COP16

Tim Hall | December 10th, 2010

Dear Governments at Cancun, As the final day of the COP16 Climate change negotiations looms on us, think back to this time last year. The hope, the momentum, the spirit