COP23: Historic first presidency’s open dialogue

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy: Steve Kwatcho Kengdo “It’s the first Presidency Open Dialogue at the COP. It’s not a side event…today, we will not negotiate, we will talk to each other and we will listen to each other…. there would be good experiences to share. It’s about contributing to solutions.” – COP 23 President Frank Bainimarama Today, COP23 […]

COP23: “Science is not negotiable”

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy: Claudia Steinacker After yesterday’s touching opening ceremony, which was enriched by performances by children and indigenous Fijian people as well as motivating speeches, the second day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2017 continued with the central agenda: preparing the implementation of the Paris Agreement. First, some good news: observers are generally welcome […]

COP23: “Save the world”

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy: Barbara Zennaro In 1992, during the Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro, a 12 year old girl gave a speech “for all the generation to come,” telling the present leaders: “ We are your own children. You are deciding what kind of world we will grow up in … Are we even on your […]