Monthly Archives: November 2013

Guest blog from COP 19 – Jo O’Neill

Guest blog by Jo O’Neill (from SCIAF) written at COP 19 in Warsaw (Sunday 24th November 2013) In the dying hours of the climate talks last night activists took to the seats of Warsaw’s football stadium to make some serious … Continue reading

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COP 19 in Warsaw – Jo O’Neill

Guest blog from Jo O’Neill, Policy Officer at SCIAF (Saturday 23rd November 2013, written from COP 19 in Warsaw) Here at the national football stadium in Warsaw, the COP has gone into extra time. The negotiations – which were set … Continue reading

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Warsaw, Thursday 21 November 2013: It’s a COP19-out

It’s been brewing since Copenhagen 2009, and today it finally happened. An estimated 800+ civil society observers – led by groups from the global south – walked out of the Warsaw climate talks in what was both an act of … Continue reading

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Blog 4: COP19 Warsaw – does it care?

The Polish Government has a funny sense of humour. Having plastered the COP19 slogan ‘I care’ all over Warsaw, in an intensely irritating font, it set about doing its best to demonstrate just how little it actually does care. Today … Continue reading

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Acronyms and Ambition, COP19 Warsaw 19 November

Today’s COP coverage is a guest blog from SCIAF’s Jo O’Neill  It is a process infamous for its breath-taking use of acronyms and today the UN climate negotiations acquired a new one: WTF.  CAN protestors took to the floor of … Continue reading

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Blog 2: COP19, Warsaw 18 November 13

The Polish police are very useful to those of us with a poor sense of direction navigating between conference venues and demonstrations. It’s hard to miss the Robo-cop lookalikes with their massive truncheons and when you see more than one … Continue reading

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COP19, Warsaw 16 November

Arrived in Warsaw on Friday afternoon as the first week of the annual climate talks was drawing to a close.  Sadly it seems that despite the disastrous but impeccably timed Super-typhoon Haiyan, and Philippines’ negotiator Yeb Sano’s challenge “to anyone … Continue reading

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