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October 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Bicolanos now enjoy e-jeepney rides

Added by Rhaydz B. Barcia on October 21, 2010 at 6:09 — No Comments

Carbon Markets Need Oversight, Not Boostrapping

On the eve of Cancun some are pressing that negotiating parties guarantee the future of carbon trading.

During a three-day official visit to Vietnam,…


Added by MK Dorsey on October 20, 2010 at 14:16 — No Comments

Ce que signifient adaptation aux changements climatiques pour l'Afrique et le développement

Les stratégies de développement durable et d’adaptation aux changements climatiques ont de nombreux éléments en commun; leur association peut ainsi donner lieu à des synergies

Le développement durable, défini comme un développement qui répond aux besoins du présent sans compromettre la capacité des générations futures à répondre à leurs propres besoins (CMED, 1987), implique l’intégration harmonieuse d’une économie rationnelle et viable, d’une gouvernance responsable, de la… Continue

Added by NCHEKOUA TCHOUMBA Jean-Robert on October 20, 2010 at 10:35 — No Comments

The tear from the earth causes human solidarity

On the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year of the millennium, more than 7,000 communities from more than 188 countries united for an unprecedented day of collaboration and grassroots climate action.

The Somali-based group, Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA), took part in the global movement on climate change action.

Daud Abdi Daud, reporting for the SOMESHA says: “The earth is a planet full of life.…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud on October 19, 2010 at 13:05 — No Comments

Talk of Tianjin Climate Conference: China and U.S. Are Electrifying The Car


TIANJIN, China - Whatever the differences that irked delegates from China and the United States during the six days of climate negotiations that ended here on Saturday, divisions principally defined by how each would control carbon emissions and measure progress, the unmistakable conclusion reached by most of the delegates and participants is how closely tied the two nations are to each the other.

Lying quietly below the nuanced diplomatic language of… Continue

Added by Keith Schneider on October 11, 2010 at 13:38 — No Comments

Despite Divide at Tianjin Climate Conference, U.S. and China Cooperating on Advanced Coal Projects

TIANJIN, China - Though Chinese workers this week celebrated the 61st anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China, a holiday season as significant as July 4 in the United States, a swarm of

construction laborers at China's GreenGen coal-fired gasification power

plant were busy welding pipes, fitting massive joints, and bending

steel for forms to be filled with concrete.

Since construction on the $1 billion project…


Added by Keith Schneider on October 8, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Coal Is King In China, And Top Priority For Engineers Determined To Lower Climate Risks

TIANJIN, China – This industrious nation’s allegiance to construction projects of massive scale is as familiar to the world as the 2,500-year-old, 5,500-mile Great Wall of China, which protected the country’s northern frontier, and as imposing as the wide moats and towering red stone walls of the 600-year-old Forbidden City at the heart of Beijing.

Still, international visitors attending China’s first U.N. climate change conference are struck by the immensity of the brand new… Continue

Added by Keith Schneider on October 6, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

In Tianjin, China and U.S. Similarities Overshadow Differences

Tianjin construction site

On opposite sides of the Pacific, leaders of the world's two biggest economies and carbon polluters are plainly thinking about clean energy to power up their economies and cool the climate.

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced their intention to extend vehicle efficiency standards that went into effect in April in order meet a national goal of 60 miles per gallon average fuel economy… Continue

Added by Keith Schneider on October 5, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

Vulnerable nations could hasten international action on climate change by taking industrialised countries to court, say lawyers

Climate-vulnerable developing nations could use international law to break the current deadlock in the intergovernmental negotiations on climate change by taking industrialised nations to court, says a paper published today (4 October) by the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD).

The publication comes as government officials from around the world gather in Tianjin, China for three days of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on October 4, 2010 at 14:45 — No Comments

In Tianjin This Week, Fresh Hope For Climate Progress

Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center

Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center

TIANJIN, China - In a gesture that signaled more urgent engagement to cool the planet, the United Nation's chief climate negotiator today opened this nation's first international climate conference by sealing a symbolic Great Climate Wall of China with an ancient proverb. Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican diplomat and climate expert, who in May was named the new executive secretary for the U.N.… Continue

Added by Keith Schneider on October 4, 2010 at 9:55 — No Comments

In China, Where NGOs and Nations Try Again To Make Dent in Climate Change

Tianjin, UN Climate conference

I'm in Tianjin, China today (see pix above) and for the next week to report on the UN Climate Conference, the first ever held in China. I spent much of the day in a Climate Action International meeting with activists from around the planet, though there were many fewer here than attended the UN climate meetings in Barcelona and Copenhagen last year. Everybody is talking about steps forward and preserving the UN negotiating process, a much different message than the big… Continue

Added by Keith Schneider on October 3, 2010 at 17:11 — No Comments

The Next Era of Hydrocarbon Development: Well Underway and Dirtier Than the First

The most direct path to the nation’s newest big oil and gas fields is U.S. Highway12, two lanes of black top that unfolds from Grays Harbor in Washington State and heads east across the top of the country to Detroit.

The 2,500-mile route, parts of which were used by Lewis and Clark to open the American frontier, has quickly become an essential supply line for the energy industry. With astonishing speed and influence, American oil companies, Canadian pipeline builders, and… Continue

Added by Keith Schneider on October 1, 2010 at 2:35 — No Comments

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