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Michael Bascombe
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Government of Grenada, AOSIS
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Please summarise your areas of climate-change expertise (in terms of subjects and geographical areas)
Specifically to the Caribbean area, and AOSIS, in general.
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347 231 1239
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As indicated, I have been covering climate change for many years. My coverage took heightened interest in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and most recently coverage as part of the Grenada delegation at the AOSIS Climate Change Summit and the UN Climate Change Conference in New York, September 2009.

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Obama switches climate change visit to end of summit

US President Barack Obama has changed his plans to attend the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen next week, the White House has announced.

He will arrive later than initially planned, moving his appearance from 9 December to 18 December.

The White House said he believed "that continued US leadership can be most productive through his participation at the end of the Copenhagen conference".

The summit aims to draw up a treaty to succeed the 1997 Kyoto… Continue

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 0:55


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(Photo Caption: Ambassador Collin Beck)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 4, 2009 - Failure in Copenhagen is not an option in seeking a legally binding international agreement when world leaders meet next week to discuss a new climate change deal, said Collin Beck, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Solomon Islands to the United Nations.

Speaking ahead of the start of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change… Continue

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 0:26

UN climate chief seeks $10 bln rich-nations pledge

By Patrick Worsnip

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The U.N. environmental chief called on rich nations on Thursday to pledge $10 billion a year for three years at next month's Copenhagen summit to help poor states begin to tackle the impact of climate change.

Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, told a news conference that was a short-term figure and that in 10 or 20 years hundreds of billions of dollars would be needed annually to cope with global… Continue

Posted on November 20, 2009 at 1:23


New York, Nov 19 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hoping to boost momentum for December’s climate change conference in Copenhagen when he meets with political leaders at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago next Friday, his spokesperson said today.

“The Secretary-General expects to focus the attention of these leaders on key issues that require their engagement in the climate change negotiations, in particular, concerning mitigation and… Continue

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 22:27

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