ECO 2, COP 16, English Version

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November 30, 2010 - 5:47pm

#1 - Canada
This month, the federal Senate killed a progressive climate change bill without even bothering to 
debate it.
#2 - Canada
Conservative government plans to cut the only major renewable energy support program, funding for Canada’s climate science foundation, etc.
#3 - Canada

November 30, 2010 - 5:45pm

Let’s say you’re a tar sands loving North American government with a bit of a carbon dependency problem. You need a clever way to get away with doing nothing on climate change, and you notice that your neighbor to the south won’t have an easy time getting a cap-and-trade bill through its Congress.
For Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, the solution surely seemed obvious:...

November 30, 2010 - 5:44pm

As the SBSTA opens today, ECO would like to remind delegates of a crucial item on the agenda: the proposal for a technical review of the science relating to long-term temperature increases of more than 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels.
What’s this all about? It’s about clarifying what is really at stake here. It’s about urgently bringing in the latest science to inform the ongoing...

November 30, 2010 - 5:39pm

Many parties commented in the COP plenary about this year’s record temperatures and extreme weather events. This comes as ECO reflects on the Royal Society’s recent treatise on a rapidly warming +4 degree world . . . the kind of world resulting from a lack of ambition. The need for dramatic action on mitigation has never been so clear.