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Update from Doha
John Lanchbery, at the UNFCCC conference Two days to go at the global climate negotiations in Doha and the sun continues to shine outside, although not much light percolates through to the negotiations. Ministers have arrived now and with them have come the journalists; I am sitting next to John Vidal...
6 Dec 2012
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...
3 Dec 2012
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’...
15 Oct 2012
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...
7 Sep 2012
What did Durban do for rainforests?
Post by John Lanchbery, Principal Climate Change Adviser at the RSPB Often unreported amidst the high profile politics of the international climate talks are the negotiations on saving tropical forests or, in the snappy jargon of the UN process: ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest...
20 Dec 2011
Dusk falls Durban - will there be a deal?
Posted by John Lanchbery in Durban The negotiations look like going right down to the wire here in Durban – if not considerably beyond the wire and well into tomorrow. If this turns out to be the case then it will probably be a good thing because they do not carry on negotiating when there is...
9 Dec 2011
Update from Durban and Why we need a climate deal by 2015 - video
As explained by John Lanchbery, who is in Durban for the RSPB doing his best to help get an effective deal to protect rainforests.
29 Nov 2011
Storms gather at climate talks in Durban
Guest post from John Lanchbery, Principle Climate Change Adviser at the RSPB, in Durban The tropical storm that has been brewing all day has fallen upon Durban this evening, just in time to catch representatives of the World’s environment and development groups on their way back from a strategy...
28 Nov 2011
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...
29 Jun 2011
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