Blogs

19. 12. 2007
So that’s Bali done: a binding timetable agreed – for more talks through to the end of 2009. And an agreement for something more substantial to slow deforestation - by 2013. Against such meagre pickings, I wonder how Bali will be remembered in the annals of climate change...
Climate change
10. 12. 2007
Bali discussions duly chuntering on. And my heart goes out to all those poor NGO stalwarts who have to sit there day after day listening to the mind-crushing mediocrity of most government delegations. By way of inspiring contrast, I have just discovered WWF's excellent...
Climate change
30. 11. 2007
Hilary Benn will be mightily upset by the United Nations official report prepared for next weekís Bali Conference. Apart from the fact that it's a very grim read indeed (particularly in the focus it brings to bear on just how disproportionately grim things are going to be for...
Climate change
27. 11. 2007
I have become a bit of a China junkie. China looms so large in today’s sustainability debates, and the challenges that it faces are so “real time, right now”, that it makes any other country’s dilemmas look small by comparison. So to be part of two high-level presentations from...
China
15. 11. 2007
In the November issue of Prospect, Dick Taverne has published a bitter critique ('The Real GM Food Scandal') of all those organisations and individuals still out there campaigning against the introduction of GM foods. It's a splendid and largely ludicrous rant, to which I was...
Sustainable Food