Climate change is happening faster than projected and this means that cities need to react sooner than anticipated. We’ve seen efforts in New York that will create barriers against rising sea levels and other cities have done similar infrastructure improvements. Copenhagen has taken the next logical step: converting an existing neighbourhood into one ready for . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Copenhagen Designed a Neighbourhood to Cope With Climate Change
With three major international climate change-focused meetings on the horizon, the climate movement returns to the international stage, argues Jim Shultz, the founder and executive director of The Democracy Center in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– Thomas Walkom writes that the Harper Cons’ much-hyped economic record in fact offers ample reason to demand a change in government: The Conservatives insist that the economy is their strong suit. And for a while it was. In 2011, voters bought Harper’s pitch.
But voter patience can last . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
This year, as part of the Copenhagen Art Festival, film director Jenle Hallund will use crowd-sourced video from around the globe to make a film. Not just any film, but one that challenges the rules that Lars von Trier created for making a certain style of art house film.
A community masterpiece The concept . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Lars Von Trier Challenged by Gesamt
Copenhagen is known as the most bicycle friendly city on the planet and they keep getting better. Recently, the capital of Denmark has created a bicycle superhighway that is separated from car-dominated roads. The network of highways is designed to get people in the suburbs to get out of their pollution producers and commute more . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Copenhagen Gets Bike Superhighway
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Copenhagen is the world’s poster-child for bicycle-friendly transportation. But that’s partly because they have aggressive goals for what transportation should look like. Check out Copenhagen’s Transportation Pyramid, which prioritizes biking and walking over all other modes of transportation. In essence the Copenhagen Transportation Pyramid turns North American upside-down . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Time to turn our transportation pyramid right-side up
Miscellaneous material to end your weekend.- Floyd Norris’ column on the gap between stagnant wages and soaring corporate profits. But let’s add Digby’s take as to what we can expect if the corporate sector gets its way:”I’ve never seen labor markets t… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Evening Links
Assorted and environmentally-themed content to end your week.- Lloyd Alter highlights the Cons’ contrasting treatment of environmental scientists (who are being fired in droves) and oil lobbyists (who figure never to lack for work).- And allies around … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
Much of the UN climate negotiations that went on in Copenhagen in December, 2009 was just so much hot air and spinning of wheels without any movement towards a liveable planet and a sustainable future for our children. But maybe things are changing. … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: It’s Time To Stop Spinning Our Wheels On Climate Change
Environment Minister Peter Kent sets the tone of Canada’s carbon policy for the next four years in his first interview after the federal election that resulted in a Conservative majority. Instead of cap-and-trade or carbon tax regime, Canada will introduce sector based regulations, starting with the transportation, coal, and oilsands sectors. . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – a blog on sustainability for Canadian businesses: Environment Minister Sets Canada’s Carbon Policy
Well in the late hours of last night the leaders finally came to an “agreement” that basically says a whole lot of nothing. It’s hard to come away from here thinking that the conference was anything other than a failure. It was very striking to me when… . . . → Read More: Reflections on Copenhagen
We’ve spend the day watching the live feed of negotiations from the Bella Center, and unless there is a big change in the next few hours then we will end up with a document that basically says everyone realizes that climate change is an important issue… . . . → Read More: Disaster in Copenhagen
Since today is a slow day for me, I decided to create a list of all my post from Copenhagen in one spot in case you’ve missed a post and are interested in following my coverage. I’ll update this list with any posts I make after this point.In chronologi… . . . → Read More: Live From Copenhagen Archive
Well my day today again started fairly early with a line up at 7:30 to get into the Bella Center, fortunately today the line actually moved so I was in after about 30/40 minutes. If you got in with an NGO then you didn’t have access to as much of the B… . . . → Read More: Recap of Day Three
This panel is hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Pembina Institute. Guest Speaker are: Jean Charest Greg Selinger Shalini Vajjhala (Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of International Affairs, US Env… . . . → Read More: Clean Energy and Climate Action: A North American Collaboration
3:00 – well this room is standing room only, the speakers are:Ritt Rjerregaar (Lord Mayor of Copenhagen)Amos Masondo (Johannesburg)Rakesh Mehta (Delhi)Robert Doyle (Melbourne)Marcelo Ebrard (Mexico City)Antoni Villaraigosa (LA)Barbel Dieckmann (Chair o… . . . → Read More: Climate Summit of Mayors
Early this afternoon Iceland hosted an interesting session on gender and climate change. The basic thesis of it is that women must be included at the group at the table at all levels because women have different experiences with climate change. Their a… . . . → Read More: Gender and Climate Change
While the media’s focus is on the negotiations, a lot of the conference here is about presentations from governments and NGOs on many different environmentally friendly things that have worked when they have been implemented. This morning I attended … . . . → Read More: Green Growth and Green Jobs
As one of the side events here at COP-15 CNN is hosting what they’re calling a You Tube debate. It will be starting momentarily and I will be liveblogging it then.Alright, massive problems with live blogging on the BB so here it is with edits all in on… . . . → Read More: CNN + You Tube Debate
Well after yesterdays disaster I lined up before 5, making me 4th in line for when registration opened at 8. I’m now in and registered despite the messed up pass system. Because the UN registered 40,000 delegates and only have capacity for 15,000 for t… . . . → Read More: Live From the Bella Center
Well besides negotiations breaking down at COP-15 so did the registration process for acredited delegates. Registration opened this morning at 8am, I was there at 7:30, there were probably already a couple thousand people ahead of me so I assumed this … . . . → Read More: A Failure in Organisation
Well I’ve arrived in Copenhagen for the second week of the UN Climate Change Conference. I will be doing my best to liveblog as much as possible, and I will also be tweeting regularly from my phone. You can find me on twitter at http://twitter.com/view… . . . → Read More: Live From Copenhagen
Hey guys, when you start allowing the women of your country to drive, then you can share your opinions with the rest of the world on global warming.Until then, just shut it. . . . → Read More: Tattered Sleeve: Shout out to the Saudi Arabian delegation
Just as the UN Climate Change Conference kicking off today in Copenhagen Harper gave a speech this morning where he stated that we need to be putting economic recovery before addressing climate change. You can bet that this will be his excuse for holdi… . . . → Read More: Canada Guaranteed to be the Problem in Copenhagen
Seattle – November 30, 1999. What a time to remember. Thousands of activists taking it to the streets. Anarchists in turtle uniforms. That great symbol of American decadence – Starbucks – with its smashed windows. All in the fight against closed door meeting deciding our economic futures. Apparently certain groups did not like the . . . → Read More: The Wheatsheaf: See, we are not the only environmental pariahs