lunedì 6 settembre 2010
I have been convinced since the late 1980s that climate change is largely anthropogenic and represents a serious strategic challenge for humanity to manage. I have never been a “scientific skeptic” although there have been occasions when I have been critical of overstated confidence for specific projections and the use of extreme scenarios in order to frighten people into taking action.
It is true that I have been consistently critical of the FCCC and Kyoto route for managing the problem of climate change and its impacts.
I have never directly confronted the authors of the “minority report”, although I have twice been asked by journalists about it and in each case I have made my position clear and asked them to convey to the publishers my view that my inclusion is inappropriate. The publishers apparently take the view that being a skeptic of current policy is sufficient to justify my inclusion and have ignored the calls for my removal from the list.
James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization,
Director, Insitute for Science Innovation and Society,
University of Oxford,
Honorary Professor of Climate Change and Society,
University of Copenhagen,
This demonstrates the real nature of that “minority report” : an ideological and disinformation document misrepresenting the people’s positions and statements, as in the case of Professor Rayner.
martedì 31 agosto 2010
The European Commission started a public consultation on the Green Paper On Forest Protection and Information in the EU: Preparing forests for climate change. The consultation terminated on July 31st. The Climate Summit European Coordination prepared and submitted to the European Commission a document in reply to that Public Consultation. The document is downloadable here.
domenica 8 agosto 2010
lunedì 5 luglio 2010
The 1st African Youth Summit on Climate Change is organized by African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) to serve as an appropriate avenue where African youth can come together and discuss issues relating to various topics on climate change including the role of youth in adaptation and mitigation projects, public awareness and participation, biodiversity and active participation in UNFCCC negotiations. The Summit is open to young people from all over Africa interested and involved in initiatives aimed to tackle climate change and ensure sustainability. It will consist of informative sessions and skills-building workshops on climate change issues ranging from scientific knowledge to effective political advocacy.
This is the online link to apply or use the application form in word.doc format.
Le 1er Sommet de la Jeunesse Africaine sur les Changements Climatiques est organisé par l’Initiative de la Jeunesse Africaine sur les Changements Climatiques (AYICC) afin de servir de rencontre appropriée au cours de laquelle la jeunesse africaine se réunira et discutera des questions et des sujets liés aux changements climatiques, y compris du rôle des jeunes dans les projets d’adaptation et d’atténuation, la prise de conscience publique, la biodiversité et la participation active des jeunes dans les négociations de la Convention-cadres des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques. Le Sommet est ouvert aux jeunes gens originaires d’Afrique intéressés et impliqués dans les initiatives visant à combattre le réchauffement de la Terre et à assurer le développement durable. Il comportera des sessions instructives et des ateliers de renforcement des compétences sur les défis des changements climatiques, avec un accent mis sur l’amélioration des connaissances scientifiques pour un plaidoyer politique plus efficace.
Voici le lien pour postuler ou alors remplissez le formulaire word:
The Organizing Team
giovedì 1 luglio 2010
A decision to prepare common materials to educate people on the climate change and sustainability issue was taken. Therefore, an open Joint Africa-EU Group for Climate and Sustainability Education was set-up for that purpose.
If you would like to participate, please contact
Giovanni Macchia firstname.lastname@example.org, The Climate Summit, Regional Coordinator EU
Taiwo Adewole email@example.com, The Climate Summit, Africa Coordinator