COP18 - Largely Administrative, but With a Sting in the Tail

David Hone | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK
David Hone

Albert Einstein once said that "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". So it was that I spent the last few days in Doha, perhaps anticipating that something might just be different this time around - after all there were things to be done and a whole new agreement to be crafted by 2015.

Doha Climate Change Conference: Politics and Ideologies Ruled, Science Won Through at the End

Asher Minns | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Politics
Asher Minns

Poor countries want money and technology for development, rich countries don't really want to give it, there is anyway little evidence that the money will be used for clean energy or preparedness, and the lucky countries with oil and gas want to keep pumping it because it makes them rich countries not poor ones, like Qatar.

Doha, a Process Win that Won't Solve Climate Change

Linh Do | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics
Linh Do

Climate change negotiations have concluded in Doha, Qatar as the 'Doha Gateway' was passed within minutes and with much confusion. The outcome represents a historic shift with the introduction of "loss and damage" into the agreement, but will do little to actually limit warming to 1.5 degrees. 

The Role of Women in the Fight Against Climate Change

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

All too often women are missing from key discussions on climate change yet we know that due to existing gender inequalities and development gaps, climate change ultimately places a greater burden on women.

Taking the Media's Temperature

Lachie McKenzie | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lachie McKenzie

As far as media coverage is concerned, the public debate has shifted towards politics, and that, as they say, is a whole new ball game.

Expectations for COP18 in Doha

David Hone | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK
David Hone

This week sees the start of the 18th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, or COP18 for short, in Doha, Qatar. This should be a busy transitional COP, with much on the agenda to resolve and important steps forward being taken toward a long term international agreement.

The Hard Facts: Weather Kills People in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK
Peter Byass

What can't be emphasised too strongly here is that these are analyses of real deaths and actual weather. They are not simulations or models - and it reflects the great strength of the INDEPTH Network that it is possible to analyse factual information in this way from parts of the world where reliable data are usually in short supply.

Will We See a Greener President During Obama's Second and Final Term?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

As the election results started to come in on Tuesday night, the world held its breath and questioned whether it would avoid the disaster of a Romney ...