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February, 2012

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

May, 2011

  • 26 May

    Climate Change – A Challenge for the Global Democratic System

    Recently, EU climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard announced that “no legally binding agreement deal will be done” at the next annual UN climate meeting this December in Durban, South Africa.  Her declaration did not generate front-page headlines.  This is surprising, for reasons she herself has previously expressed. Speaking before one of Durban’s predecessors, the 2009 UN meeting in Copenhagen, Hedegaard, …