After Doha, what’s next?

Last year we said that the Durban Conference (COP 17), “was probably the last chance to come up with a world order that would indeed stop climate change.” Yet, as we have since pointed out, GHG emissions have continued to rise, world temperatures have set new records, most governments have wavered in their determination to …

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Doha: the Week in Review

After three conferences on Climate Change (Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban) the politicians and the general public in North America are comfortable with the lack of progress in fighting global warming at a world level. So there is no great expectation that the outcome of discussions/negotiations at the Doha Conference (Conference of the Parties or COP18) …

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The Road to Doha

Last year it was the inconclusive meeting of nations at Durban.  This year the climate conference will be held at Doha, the capital of Qatar, in the Arabian Gulf. There is a fatigue, a sense of being stuck on the same issues, the disappointment that more is not being accomplished. Climate change: who cares any more? …

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