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    Glaciers are still melting…

    Praful Bidwai
    25 Octubre 2009
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    Although an estimate of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Ch­ange on rapid recession of  Himalayan glaciers has become a political issue in India,  its scientific foundations are quite solid.

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    UK carbon budget: offshoring emissions reductions

    Oscar Reyes
    24 Abril 2009
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    The UK government has set the world´s first carbon budget, but it contains so many offset loopholes that most emission reduction commitments could be met without any action to clean up power generation and industry in the UK.
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    Beyond Carbon Markets

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    10 Diciembre 2009
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    Although carbon offsets are often presented as emissions reductions, they do not actually reduce emissions. At best, they move reductions to where it is cheapest to make them, which normally means a shift from Northern to Southern countries.

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    UN Climate Negotiations: analysis of latest positions

    Oscar Reyes
    14 Mayo 2009
    Article
    A new global climate treaty is shaping up to have carbon trading at its centre, creating new loopholes to avoid cleaning up the climate
  5. Climate technologies: a leap into the unknown

    Oscar Reyes
    11 Diciembre 2009
    Article

    A new “technology mechanism” could reward untested techniques that damage the climate.

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    Carbon Trading: flaw at the heart of Democrats’ climate bill

    Oscar Reyes
    28 Mayo 2009
    Article
    The oil, gas and coal industry lobbyists who have spent almost $45 million on President Obama´s clean energy plan in recent months need not worry: it is so full of holes that US industry could avoid making any reductions at home until at least 2026, rendering talk of a 17 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 largely meaningless.
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    Carbon trading from Kyoto to Copenhagen

    Oscar Reyes
    23 Mayo 2009
    Article
    Climate change is a structural problem that came about, largely, through the continued exploitation of fossil fuels as a cheap fuel source since the industrial revolution
  8. Divide and rule: paving the way to an unjust deal

    Oscar Reyes
    14 Diciembre 2009
    Article

    As climate talks enter their final phase, Oscar Reyes outlines the hardball negotiating tactics being used to force a weak deal that favours industrialised nations.

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    Taking care of business

    Oscar Reyes
    24 Noviembre 2009
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    The world’s biggest corporations have hijacked the UN climate talks. That’s bad news for our future.

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    Unveiling Carbon Trading

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    05 Noviembre 2009
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    Carbon trading is a complex system which sets itself a simple goal: to make it cheaper for companies and governments to meet emissions reduction targets.

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    Carbon trading and cash values on forests cannot curb carbon emissions

    Oscar Reyes
    28 Mayo 2009
    Article
    The commitment to carrying on with business as usual at the recent World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen took an almost surreal form at times.
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    FACT SHEET: What's at stake in Copenhagen

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    07 Diciembre 2009
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    Why are some countries intent on killing Kyoto? Do the reductions targets tell the whole story? Who is paying for it all? This fact sheet answers all your questions about the UN climate talks in Copenhagen.

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    The Climate Camp vs the Carbon Market

    Kevin Smith
    26 Febrero 2009
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  15. Climate Justice protesters reclaim power as UN talks dither

    Oscar Reyes
    17 Diciembre 2009
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    With ministers and heads of states arriving in Copenhagen, protests surrounded the climate change conference venue, while negotiations remained blocked.

  16. The road to Copenhagen - from Washington to Bonn

    Oscar Reyes, Interview with Oscar Reyes
    08 Junio 2009
    Article
    With a new President in the White House there’s a fresh approach to climate change and energy policy in the US. But the Energy bill currently going through Congress is based on the widely-criticised “Cap & Trade” system and has been weakened further by a massive corporate lobbying campaign. How does this feed into the UN talks in Bonn in June which prepare the way for the critical meeting in Copenhagen in December?
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    Climate crunch

    Oscar Reyes
    29 Marzo 2009
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    The economic crisis is leading to falling carbon emissions - so why is it not good for the climate?
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    Avoiding a green bad deal

    Oscar Reyes
    08 Junio 2009
    Article
    Unless we tackle issues of equity, public accountability and corporate control, it remains difficult to see how even a green new deal, however worthy the intention, will not end up throwing good money after bad
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    Scrap carbon trading

    Oscar Reyes
    02 Febrero 2009
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    A fight to save the Amazon rainforest

    Joanna Cabello
    19 Junio 2009
    Article

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