As the big hitters from governments around the world start to arrive at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Paul Allen looks at Germany’s record on climate change and explores what more could be done.
As week two at COP23 begins, new leadership becomes ever more vital – Paul Allen reports from Bonn.
My second week at the COP23 UN climate talks has now begun. This is normally the time when the deeper negotiations begin. This has become increasingly urgent – this morning the Global Carbon Project revealed that, after three years of levelling off, humanity’s global carbon emissions are on the rise again.
At the UN climate talks in Bonn Paul Allen finds the USA to be a surprising source of inspiration.
Published just before COP23, the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report was the subject of a major presentation in the German Pavilion. It shows that the gap between commitments made in Paris 2015 and what’s needed to keep within ‘safe’ levels of global temperature rise ranges from 11 gigatons (for an increase of 20C) and 19 gigatons (for 1.50C) of CO2 equivalent. That’s a huge gap.
“We’re all in the same canoe.” Paul Allen reports from the climate change talks in Bonn.
Paul Allen has just arrived in Bonn to take CAT’s message to the UN climate change talks. Here he tells us why he’s there and what he hopes the talks will achieve.
After presenting at the Renew Wales Awards last week, Paul Allen is looking forward to a clean, green future for Wales.
Pioneering research at Copenhagen University is exploring a new way of using Denmark’s excess wind power. CAT Information Officer Mim Davies talked to one of the researchers to find out more.
Paul Allen reports from his travels around Ireland as part of the innovative Convergence Festival.
CAT lecturer Ruth Stevenson explores calls for a more radical and joined-up approach to food, water and energy, and finds that many of her students are already pioneering this approach.
This week CAT’s Paul Allen is in Ireland presenting zero carbon scenarios as part of the Convergence Festival. Here he reports from Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Tipperary, where he began his whistle-stop tour.