copenhagen summit

  • December 3, 2010

    Cancun is a strange place for the Mexican presidency of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) to hold this round of negotiations..

    From what I’ve seen (being shuttled from hotel to conference centres) feels like a long, thin coastal town of sprawling hotels and very little heart – where the sun shines and the sea sparkles, and holiday-makers travel from the US for all-you-can-eat buffets. It makes for a peculiar spectacle in the morning as the hotel foyer fills with suited and booted summit delegates and observers talking policy and political pressure points next to breakfasting families in their swimwear. And it’s not just the temperature that makes it different to Copenhagen and Poznan where the last two years’ COP were held.

  • November 23, 2010

    It's coming to that time of the year again when climate change comes back into the news cycles in a big way. The next United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties, or UNFCCC COP16, kicks off in the Mexican holiday resort of Cancun next week and it's set to be a very different beast to last year's Copenhagen summit.

  • March 31, 2010

    Campaigners have welcomed the government’s plans to revitalise the international climate negotiations, launched in London earlier today.

  • February 4, 2010

    A Christian leader from the Pacific, a region especially vulnerable to the impact of human-assisted global warming, has been expressing dismay about the outcome of the recent Copenhagen summit on climate change.

  • January 17, 2010

    Mardi Tindal, the Moderator of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination, the United Church of Canada, has issued an open letter this Sunday about climate change and action to combat global warming.

  • January 9, 2010

    Vulnerable communities have been left on their own to adapt to climate change or perish because of the failure of the UN conference in Copenhagen to agree legally binding commitments, a Kenyan theologian and ecologist has warned

  • December 28, 2009

    Post mortems about the Copenhagen Conference are well underway and there is much gloom, says Colin Morris. But there is also work to build on, and religious sensibility can play a key role in aiding real progress on climate change.

  • December 23, 2009

    As the Copenhagen climate change conference ended without official adoption of a non-binding accord, US humanitarian agency Church World Service called on individual nations to “act ‘as if,’ starting now.”

  • December 23, 2009

    How does biblical thought relate to climate change? What are the theological insights churches can offer to a world facing an unprecedented ecological crisis? Juan Michel describes some answers from a recent global seminar.

  • December 21, 2009

    With a lack of transparency, "the agreement reached this past week by some countries in Copenhagen was negotiated without consensus but rather in secret among the powerful nations of the world,” a WCC climate change specialist says.