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UNFCCC 40th meeting of the subsidary bodies – A stepping-stone to a COP21 agreement

By Rory Walshe and Janto S. Hess.   The recent UNFCCC 40th meeting  of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, Germany (4th-15th June) was a critical stage in the run up to … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Special Report: Climate Friendly Pathways for Development Conference, UEA, 20th May 2014

On the 20th of May, after the culmination of many months hard work, a group of postgrad students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) welcomed 40 participants to the … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Negotiating Africa’s Interests on Climate Change: The African Group of Negotiators

Written by Lorraine Dongo Cracked earth from drought in Africa Photo: ALAMY Climate change affects us all, but it does not affect us all equally. The poorest and most vulnerable –those … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is energy efficiency a silver bullet for climate change mitigation?

Written by Grace Eunhye Lee Introduction Energy efficiency has been appraised as one of the most important and cost-effective ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across various energy-consuming sectors … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cities and Climate Change Mitigation: examples of Toronto and Mexico City

written by Snaliah Mahal Introduction The first cities were the bastions of early civilisations. They were at the heart of commerce and industry of their regions or countries. It is … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adaptation to Climate Change: Inciting yet another Top-Down/Bottom-Up debate.

Written by Kilian Raiser Introduction In 2000, biologist Eugene Stroemer and Nobel-Chemist Paul Crutzen advanced the term ‘Anthropocene’ (Scranton, 2013). Since then there has been wide acceptance of the notion … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Commodifying nature? reflections around PES scheme

Palm Oil plantations in Indonesia (Source: Wikipedia) In 1997, Constanza and colleagues (1997) described ecosystem goods and services as “the benefits’ human populations derive, directly or indirectly, from ecosystem functions” … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oxford Climate Forum 2014

From the 7-8th of February the Oxford Climate Forum 2014 attracted young academics from around the UK and brought them together with some leading organisations, consultancies, professors and experts in … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

How do cities mitigate and adapt to climate change? Could (synergies among) cities be the drivers for global action on climate change? Examples from Los Angeles and Durban

By Petros Theodorou Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century and urbanization is a defining phenomenon of our time. The current atmospheric concentrations of … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment
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