Obama: Global Leader or World Leader Pretend?

September 23, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Many American Presidents find their terms in office defined by one event: if we think of Nixon it was Watergate, Clinton it was the Monica Lewinsky affair and George Bush it was the war in Iraq. Whilst many Americans may think that Obama’s Presidency will be defined on whether he succeeds in reforming health care … Read More

Obama Attacked Over “Ambition Gap” on Climate

September 21, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

There is a first time for everything. Tomorrow the world’s attention will be on the Chinese President Hu Jintao when he becomes the first top Chinese leader to address a United Nations conference on climate change. Whilst many will see this as a positive step, there is no indication that Hu will announce any change … Read More

Money for Nothing, and your Climate for Free

September 16, 2009By Steve KretzmannBlog Post 2 Comments

According to a leaked letter, the Obama Administration is set to propose ending fossil fuel subsidies next week at the Pittsburgh G20. The letter, authored by Michael Froman who is an Obama advisor on international economic affairs, calls on the G20 to eliminate all fossil fuel and electricity subsidies, as a “logical step in combating … Read More

Canada: The Climate Change Bully

September 15, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Timed with perfection to undermine the meeting between Canada’s Premier Stephen Harper and Barack Obama, Greenpeace has issued a new report labelling Canada as a “climate change bully” that is doing everything in its power to undermine a new agreement at Copenhagen. Tomorrow will be the second meeting between the two leaders, who are expected … Read More

Aviation Emissions “Should be Capped at Copenhagen”

September 9, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Why is the aviation industry been so untouchable when it comes to climate change? That is the question on many people’s lips as the British government prepares to cut carbon from pretty much every sector but aviation. The way aviation is treated may have something to do with the intricate links between the industry and … Read More

Copenhagen: Climate Change to Cost $300 Billion/Yr

August 28, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 3 Comments

101 days to go until the biggest climate jamboree ever seen. The UN Copenhagen climate conference will be a defining moment in how humanity responds to the issue. World leaders can either finally grasp the nettle by agreeing drastic cuts in CO2 levels, and getting out their check book to pay for it.

Copenhagen Countdown: China Tells West to Double Cuts

August 6, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

One thing is for sure about the negotiations in the run up to the Climate conference in Copenhagen – there is going to be intense arm-twisting and diplomatic manoeuvring. Central to any deal will be China. China is keeping up the pressure on the developed countries, by insisting that the West should at least double … Read More