Speak Your Mind editors reflect on the outcome of COP17; what was delivered, who was involved and what it really means for the world.
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
The opening of the High-Level Segment of the 17th United Nations climate negotiations (COP17) took place in Durban on Tuesday in the presence of South African President Jacob Zuma, UN
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,
It was business time at COP on day 3, as dozens of informal meetings took place and the plot of COP17 began to take shape, with the developing/developed nation divide
COP17 climate negotiations began with a flurry of urges and recommendations, though moves to kill Kyoto soured the first day. Quoting Nelson Mandela to invoke South Africa’s difficulty in defeating
Standing ovations finished the Cancun COP16 climate negotiations. The echoes of the Cancun applause have now worn off, and it’s time for hard decisions to be made at COP17 in
The Russian Federation has announced its decision not to sign up to the second round of the Kyoto Protocol. Without going into detail on Russia’s arguments and reservations about the