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The Hunt for Accountability, From Rio to Doha

The Hunt for Accountability, From Rio to Doha

Before I started my graduate studies in August, I was campaigning incessantly with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to drive the Rio+20 Earth Summit process towards real actions and accountability. I am carrying on the same mission to the …

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Paleo-what?: Introducing the Ancient Climate Record into Modern Negotiations

Paleo-what?: Introducing the Ancient Climate Record into Modern Negotiations

s the COP18 in Doha cranks along into its second week, onlookers follow the proceedings and ponder how the results of continued negotiation will affect them. Frustrated environmental activists bemoan the slow progress made by the UNFCCC over the past …

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New Zealand’s ultimate “COP Out” of the Kyoto Protocol

New Zealand’s ultimate “COP Out” of the Kyoto Protocol

New Zealand’s government announced in a statement on Nov.9 that it is not in the country’s interests to be “stuck in the Kyoto space for another eight years,” only a few weeks before nations met in Doha for the next …

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A new smart phone app seeks to hold climate negotiators accountable

This week negotiators from around the world will meet in Doha, Qatar to once again hem and haw their way through an international climate conference.  Though we can expect the usual commitment dodging and grandstanding from the world’s leaders, assembled …

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A Garden in the Heart of Doha

A Garden in the Heart of Doha

I was one of many surprised when Qatar was chosen to host this year’s COP.  Qatar is the world’s largest liquefied natural gas producer and home to the world’s third largest natural gas reserves. The country’s pro tennis tournament …

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Dealings from Doha: What’s Going on at COP18?

Dealings from Doha: What’s Going on at COP18?

The latest round of UN climate change negotiations is under way in Doha, Qatar. Will COP18 produce a powerful new climate treaty — or just more hot air?
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