From Life-Support to Life-Line

December 13, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

So the car crash somehow didn’t happen. Somehow the groundhog talks managed to conjure up a deal in the last twenty four hours. A diplomatic rabbit was pulled by the Mexican hosts out of the hat. It is a deal of sorts, that keeps the show on the road, at least for now.  “Confidence is … Read More

Obama “May Delay” Copenhagen Climate Deal

March 26, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

There is growing evidence that President Obama will be forced to delay signing up to any new agreement on climate change in Copenhagen due to the scale of opposition in the US Congress. Senior figures in Obama’s administration have warned their political counterparts in London that Obama may need another six months to win domestic … Read More

Last Orders in the Last Chance Saloon

December 10, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Yet another climate conference, yet more hot air, but so little time. Unless a serious deal is struck in Poznan this week, we are all in serious trouble. Although the UN Climate Conference this week in Poznan is the smaller precursor meeting to the huge jamboree that will be Copenhagen next December, it is no … Read More

T. Boone to the Rescue…

July 9, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 6 Comments

After a meeting today of the G8 and leading developing countries, the two groups finally said they shared a “joint vision” for action on climate change. But the statement made no mention of any specific target for cutting emissions, and gave no baseline date from when the cuts might begin. Yesterday the G8 called for … Read More

A Big Agenda, but Small Hope

June 2, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Climate change experts from around the world will get their first chance this week to discuss the nuts and bolts of the new global warming agreement designed to take effect after 2012, that was hammered out in Bali last December. In Bonn, “the real work is now only beginning,” says Yvo de Boer, the United … Read More

Rich States have Failed on Climate Leadership

April 14, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Developing countries, including China and India, are unwilling to sign up to a new global climate change pact to replace Kyoto because the rich world has failed to set a clear example on cutting CO2. That’s the blunt message from Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He argues that … Read More

China “Will Agree to Cut Emissions”

November 13, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

The world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter, China, will agree to cut its soaring carbon dioxide emissions, one of the country’s leading environmentalists forecast yesterday. But it would only be on the basis of a deal with the United States and the rest of the developed world.