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  • Blog Post: Warsaw 3 - full time and ball still in play

    John Lanchbery, Principal Climate Adviser It is just after 8pm on Saturday, 23rd November and I am on the overnight sleeper train from Warsaw to Cologne. Mohamed from Christian Aid is calling it the climate train because there are lots of people from the climate talks on board. I literally just bumped...
  • Blog Post: Cloud of CO2 as delegates head to Warsaw

    As delegates head to Warsaw for the United Nations climate talks, the World Meteorological Organisation announces that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are continuing an upward and accelerating trend, which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet for hundreds and thousands...
  • Blog Post: The fight against forest-destroying biofuels – hope at last?

    By Archie Davies, Head of European Policy Campaigns Today we have seen progress on an issue that affects wildlife across the globe – biofuels. The link between wildlife and biofuels might not be an obvious one, but it's deep-rooted, linked to the carbon emissions and habitat destruction...
  • Blog Post: Rising panic, hard choices and not many birds

    John Lanchbery, at the Doha UNFCCC conference Sunday, and I am just back from an early morning walk around the dhow wharf, one of last remnants of the old pearl fishing village of Doha. The rest of the city is brand, spanking new and stretches far out into the deserts of Qatar. Thanks to its huge...
  • Blog Post: Cancun - Crocodillos and Ministers arrive at the talks

    Cancun is most notable by its absence in most of the UK media at the moment, so here's some more news straight from Mel Coath, who is in Cancun for the RSPB, working on land use and forestry issues - The Ministers have arrived! Some of them anyway. Chris Huhne and Greg Barker have arrived from...
  • Blog Post: Nearing the need for a global greenhouse peak

    Helpfully confirming the mess we're in over climate climate, the new AVOID report surely must help to redouble efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The headline messages are stark. An evens chance of limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius is no longer feasible - 1.6 is the very...
  • Blog Post: Durban climate talks continue as Ministers arrive

    Post by Melanie Coath, Senior Policy Officer, in Durban Negotiators and NGOs alike are preparing for the Ministers taking over the negotiations when the High Level Segment kicks off tomorrow. All in all we have 12 Heads of State and 130 Ministers arriving here in Durban, indeed some are already here...
  • Blog Post: Watch an RSPB climate campaigner in action

    As many of you will know, there have been for many years long and drawn out negotiations over a global deal on climate change to follow on from the Kyoto Protocol, which will expire next year. The RSPB has engaged with 2 key parts of these negotiations - getting a deal and funding to protect the world's...
  • Blog Post: Peatering out

    John Lanchbery, Principal Climate Change Advisor The European Parliament voted in favour of countries taking responsibility for their emissions from agriculture and peatlands. ‘Shouldn’t they be doing that anyway?’ you may well ask, slightly surprised. The answer is, of course, ‘yes’...
  • Blog Post: From our own correspondent at the UN climate change talks

    This week has seen the countries of the world back around the negotiating table, trying to drum out some of the details of what the next global agreement on climate change should look like. The RSPB has been there, reminding negotiators of their responsibilities to the world - humans and wildlife! ...
  • Blog Post: Notes from Cancun: Crystal ball gazing and strategizing

    Day 2: Crystal ball gazing and strategizing Today was strategy day. We headed out to the University of the Caribbean past the burgeoning hotel complexes on the sand spit that is Cancun. Representatives of hundreds of NGOs flocked together under the umbrella of the Climate Action Network,...
  • Blog Post: Cancun - Its a deal

    Some good news at last! The UN climate talks in Cancun have ended in a deal which represent a small but significant step towards a global climate deal that keeps global climate change within ‘safe’ limits. In addition to some solid commitments, including a new green climate fund that...
  • Blog Post: Making biomass work

    Matt Williams, Climate Change Policy Officer I was embarrassingly proud today when I was quoted for the first time as an RSPB climate change policy officer. The article was published on my birthday too, which is a nice treat. My statement is in an article related to biomass, which Government hopes...
  • Blog Post: Big Climate Connection takes off

    Starting from today, over 1300 Stop Climate Chaos volunteers from across the country will be meeting their local MP to call on them to put climate change back on the top of the agenda. This couldn’t come at a more important time, with the climate negotiations in Cancun fast approaching and a new...
  • Blog Post: Notes from Cancun: Lurking with intent

    Two of our colleagues are in Cancun. Over the next ten days we'll be sharing their thoughts and experiences from the talks first-hand. Day 1: Lurking with intent Today we found out that an exclusive group of land and forests negotiators from rich countries were having a secret pre-meet in a posh...
  • Blog Post: Stop the scam in forest carbon accounting

    Don’t get us wrong. The RSPB is absolutely behind efforts to revive the UN process and achieve a global climate treaty for 2012 and beyond. But there’s a scam at the heart of the negotiations, a scam that needs to be exposed if these talks are to produce anything worthwhile. What...