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Why COP15 was an important milestone

December 23, 2009 by Liezel  
Filed under Activism, Expert Comment, Opinion, Politics

 Dr Joe Smith  is feeling optimistic. Luckily for humanity the climate change last chance saloon seems to have no fixed closing time. But while most media and policy commentators have savaged the UN and international policymakers for failing to come to a convincing deal I’ve come away from two weeks in the Danish capital holding [...]

Is $10 billion a big number?

December 11, 2009 by Liezel  
Filed under Expert Comment, Opinion, Politics

By Dr Stephen Peake There are two crucial elements to the climate negotiations. The first is nations’ pledges to reduce greenhouse gases (e.g. 20, 30, 40, 50% by 2020,30,40,50 etc). The second is how much cash the developed countries are prepared to commit to help developing economies reduce their emissions and adapt to the impacts of [...]

How do we know climate change is real?

December 9, 2009 by Kath  
Filed under Expert Comment, Opinion

Users of Platform, the OU’s community website, were asked to submit their own questions around climate change ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference being held in Copenhagen this month. Six questions were chosen and answers will be supplied by the OU’s academic experts. Here’s the response to the first question… How do we know [...]