Outreach from UNFCCC COP-15 in Copenhagen

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Issue 6

In this issue marking the half way point of negotiations we asked the major groups and contributors to review the status of the negotiations. Joakim Harlin of UNDP and Paul Taylor Director of Cap-net, reflect on the pivotal role of water in relation to climate change. Alyssa Johl of Climate Law and Policy Project and Martin Wagner of Earth Justice explain the key components and text which protect and enhance human rights within the negotiating text. The Environmental Investigation Agency examines how COP-15 could eliminate hydro-fluorocarbons (HFCs). In the remaining pages the Trade Unions, Gender, ICLEI, Indigenous Peoples, Farmers and Youth give their views at the half-way point and their hopes and demands for the final days. Check it out.

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Issue 7

In this issue Helle Damgaard Nielsen of ITUC and Nancy Knickerbocker of Education International write about the Trade Unions WoW: World of Work pavilion. Christie Kneteman of Island Firsts talks to Samoan Ambassador Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia. The International Labour Organisation writes on green jobs and the low carbon economy. Emily Benson of Stakeholder Forum discusses engagement of civil society under UNFCCC. Victoria Johnson and Andrew Simms of New Economics Foundation write on development and adaptation and a new green deal. Read more.

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Issue 8

In this issue that focuses on 'adaptation' the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity reaffirm the importance of ecosystems in climate change adaptation. Saleemul Huq of the IIED Climate Change Group gives her personal viewpoint of the negotiations. John Matthews of WWF-US writes, on water, ecosystems and adaptation, while the ITUC give their perspective on the importance of pro poor poverty reduction strategies as part of any adaptation text. Amy Dewan of Project Survival Media writes on how the affects of climate change are already a reality for millions. Check it out here.

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Issue 9

In this issue Sunita Narain of Centre for Science and Environment reflects on the barring of civil society and on negotiations. Raul Pierri of IPS/TerraViva presents a press conference by Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales. Ruth Golding, Senior Policy Officer with Consumer International, gives her opinion on the role of consumers in mitigating the affects of climate change. Prof. Jan Lundqvist and Josh Paglia from SIWI write on food waste and its environmental costs. In an informative piece the ITUC give an account of planning for mitigation with examples from Spain, Denmark and India, while Uchita de Zoysa of Climate Sustainability PLATFORM gives his view on the negotiations.

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Final wrap-up Issue

In this special "wrap up" edition Saleem Huq, Achala Chandani and Simon Anderson of IIED present their overview of the outcomes of the two weeks of negotiations. Richard Black (BBC) discusses the reasons for failure. Alyssa Johl of Climate Law & Policy Project and Martin Wagner of Earthjustice discuss where human rights are now placed in relation to the climate change text, while Peter Wood and Harry Jonas of Natural Justice write on REDD and the new community protocols concept. Nick Robins, Head of HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, gives his view on the outcomes of the negotiations as does Uchita de Zoysa. Laura Martin Murillo of SustainLabour presents her side while calling on continued civil society effort towards Mexico. We also present the joint press release from GenderCC LIFE WECF and WEDO in relation to their disappointment of the final outcomes. Hannah Stoddart of the Stakeholder Forum and GPPN gives an in-depth analysis of the final outcomes in relation to water. Liz McDowell a member of the International Youth Climate Movement, gives her view of negotiations and hopes for Mexico.

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