11th Conference of Youth (COY11): Young people raising their voice at the doorstep of COP21
by Petros Theodorou Prior to the Conference of the Parties (COP) each year, a massive gathering of young people from all over the world, known as Conference of Youth … Continue reading
1st week of COP21 in Paris: What has happened so far?
From the 30th November to the 11th December it takes place in Paris the COP21 of the UNFCCC . This is the 21st annual meeting that has taken place already within the UNFCCC frame. But why is Paris so important if there is a COP every year?
The Climate Regime as a Global Peace Process
Even though working towards tackling the drivers and impacts of a changing climate is what constitutes the climate regime, the decisions made therein are not only pertinent to addressing climate change.
Placing Faith in Climate Activism: A Review of the Roles of Religions in Addressing Climate Change Ethically
by Sirca S. Gogus PART I Whenever I am asked why I chose to specialise in climate change (often over raised eyebrows), be it among a crowd of fancy suits … Continue reading
Is REDD+ the right approach to reducing deforestation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South Pacific?
By Rory Walshe Greenpeace protesting deforestation in Papua New Guinea (Greenpeace Australia/Pacific 2011) 1. Introduction In international climate change policy, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is often … Continue reading
The elephant in the room: policy based responses to climate change are still failing to account for indigenous voices
By: Rory Walshe and Alejandro Argumedo An op-ed from the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) Initiative Secretariat Indigenous people are one of the most vulnerable groups to … Continue reading
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
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
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