Thursday, October 28, 2010


Quite some time has elapsed since our last entry. Given the widespread sense of deflation that set in following the Copenhagen talks at the end of 2009, perhaps the hiatus was needed. However, environmental adjustments to changing climatic conditions occur regardless of political action or inaction and for the negotiators of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there remains a great deal of work to be done.

The Kyoto Protocol remains the only significant international treaty in effect addressing the problem of climate change. Many of its key provisions are set to expire in 2012. Broadly speaking, the goal for the next round of UNFCCC talks in Mexico will be to determine a tangible, realistic course of action for governments around the world to reduce the overall extent of global shifts in climate and also help those most vulnerable to adapt to the changes threatening to cripple them. Talks begin on November 29th and I'll be there.

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