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Some Powerful Words

Wednesday, 08 Dec 2010 - At the session on cities and parliamentarians and their role in fighting climate change, Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City, gave an inspiring talk.  He comes fresh from hosting the World Mayors...

COP16 Wednesday

Wednesday, 08 Dec 2010 - When people ask me how I can do any good in a UN meeting, they are often surprised to find that being a Green places me in an influential group of Parliamentarians.  Greens around the world are in...

More Speeches

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010 - Hon. Tillman Thomas, PM of Grenada: The countdown has started for the 2015 deadline set by the IPCC for the peaking and decline of GHG. After that it could be too late to protect our countries. We...

Blogging Notes from the High Level Segment

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010 - President of Guatemala: "This is a crisis of principles and values. It is not a question of how much money I am going to make. It is a question of how many lives I am going to save." President of...

COP16 Tuesday Update

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010 - I had a wonderful meeting last night with an inspiring group of Canadian youth. We went around the circle at their low rent hostel in the centre of Cancun as they introduced themselves and where they...

Sir Nicholas Stern on Canada

Monday, 06 Dec 2010 - After his talk, I asked Sir Nicholas what he made of the Canadian PM, who has a degree in economics but claims that meeting necessary GHG reduction targets will cost "millions of jobs." He replied, "...

COP16 - Monday

Monday, 06 Dec 2010 - The economic case for a low carbon path was presented by Sir Nicholas Stern, former Senior Economist to the World Bank and author of the landmark Stern Review. Five years ago, he presented his...

Sunday - More Informal Session

Sunday, 05 Dec 2010 - Colombia speaking passionately about naming the "elephant in the room--  the ghost of Copenhagen."  We must overcome the ghost of Copenhagen. The tragedies caused by failing to take action. We are...

COP16 - Sunday AM Update

Sunday, 05 Dec 2010 - In an informal plenary, the President of the COP, Mexico's Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, just set out some process rules going forward. The rules would not make sense if you had not experienced...

COP16 - Saturday

Saturday, 04 Dec 2010 - For a meeting that the media ignored, that governments down-played and that even environmental groups thought would be a snoozer, COP16 in Cancun is off to a far more interesting start.The good news...