Posts Tagged:COP15

Cycling insights and other lessons learned from Copenhagen

Today, I will visit a talk by Andreas Røhl, Copenhagen’s Bicycle Programme Manager, on “Sticks, Carrots and Tambourines: Actively Learning from Copenhagen’s Transport Successes” at SFU Harbour Centre. As a short preview, I would like to share five insights that I have gained during my visit to Copenhagen 2.5 years ago. In September 2009, prior to…

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Let’s continue to act!

Let’s face it: COP15 was a historic political failure which didn’t produce anything valuable and does not guarantee further political action. As climate change won’t take a break after Copenhagen, it is our task to sustain the momentum of the civil society movements that have sent so many great signals through the whole world in…

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Barack Obama and Wen Jiabao disappoint!

After today’s speeches by Wen Jiabao and Barack Obama today at noon it became clear that COP15 will end with a disappointment. The US and China have not moved with regards to their emission reduction targets compared to the insufficient targets that were already discussed before the summit in Copenhagen. So, the public expectations for…

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Interview on Bulgarian TV: “Climate change is a matter of responsibility”

This week, the Bulgarian national TV station interviewed several TH!NKers about climate change and the COP15 summit. In my interview on the morning show, I tried to talk about the aspect of global responsibility, to highlight some possibilities for individual action and to emphasize the importance of ambitious emissions reduction goals and comprehensive adaptation funds…

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180 Austrian schoolchildren demand action from politicians

Renewable energy, electromobility, public transport, airtravel, nuclear power, migration, penalties for CO2 emissions, eating habits, the COP15 climate summit, personal lifestyle, deforestation or CO2 food labels – rarely, so many aspects of a topic are debated in the Austrian parliament like in the “Youth.Climate.Parliament” some days ago. After presenting “Climate protection now!” banners in the…

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Austrian climate policy in crisis

Last week, I’ve visited a conference called “Climate in crisis – Last exit Copenhagen?” in Vienna which showed that not only the climate is in crisis but especially also Austrian climate policy. Not only is Austria the only EU15 country not to achieve its Kyoto target, but it also fails with respect to a clear…

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