Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Blogs on/from the unfccc COP12 / MOP2 talks in Nairobi, Kenya.

Last year a good number of blogs where developed by various groups to cover the cop11 /mop in Montreal. Some of these are still going, most are not. This year I have collated the best UNFCCC blogs that have come to my attention.

Itsgettinghotinhere Set up last year as "Dispatches from the Global Youth Climate Movement", this is definetly one of the best blogs about climate change campaigns, with a whole section currently dedicated to Nairobi.

CAN International The umbrella group for many NGO's at the climate negotiations, CAN provide a more indepth look at the issues than you may be used to, discussion of Article x part y are fairly common but the assumption is of an understanding of the main issues rather than a legal training. Fossil of the week is also a popular activity of their's.

CDM A blog about the clean development mechanism from the people involved in the process. Facinating stuff, looking at the practice of largescale carbon offsets rather than the theory.

Climate Equity Watch Some strong coverage by an on location jornalist. Probably one of the best blogs around for an overview of what is really going on.

Daily coverage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference - Nairobi
2006 6 - 17 November 2006 United Nations Office at Nairobi, Gigiri (Coverage
from November 10-17 2006)

Can the Climate Change its Spots A blog from Greenpeace's "solar generation", news from Nairobi on the progress they are having promoting a renewable future.

A youth movement against Climate Change demanding Clean Energy NOW!

Generation Kyoto A newly created blog by the College of Atlantic Students ( sounds like a clandestine group of people from Atlantis dosent it?) Interesting--and regularly updated, blog.

Dispatches from COP12/COPMOP2 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol

WRI As you would expect from the World Resources Institute, and invaluable guide to the main currents at this years climate talks.

Some tips I have recieved:

Jake Torrie Greenpeace Canada are posting the blog enteries of Jake Torrie, nice coverage from a representative of the ever vigorous Canadian Youth Movement
(they have every reason to be pissed dont they!?)

Lucy Giarud is blogging on the world bank's Private Sector Development (PSD) blog. If you think my blog is to traditionally 'green' or leftest (i do at times) then you might
like to take a look at this blog with a business orientated slant on things.

The blogs bellow are good climate blogs but dont (or havent yet bloged from nairobi about recent developments)

Canadian Youth Climate Coallition A blog about climate activism in Canada. No reports back from Nairobi yet but there should be soon as they have representatives at the talks.

UN Dispatches The official UN blog on climate change and issues of key concern. Hardly a news blog but worth a read for the latest UN announcements.

Blue Climate A very nice general USA based climate change blog. Large domestic focus but also international negotiations coverage.

Climate Progress A general climate change blog that is well worth a read if somewhat light on UNFCCC coverage.

DePaul University A general climate change blog with current focus on Nairobi, this isn't on site but I include it as I have learned a couple of new things from reading it.

Cool The Planet Interested in a non-western perspective? This communal blog is from Greenpeace south asia. The focus is only partially Nairobi but a different perspective on climate politics.

Greenpeace A range of blogs from greenpeace supporters.

If you have a blog that you would like to be included in this list then please leave a comment or email me the link. I am trying to make this a useful index of the best relavent blogs so that people can find them all in one place.

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At 11:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great round up. I'll send it to our folks in Nairobi so they can follow all the other blogs.

At 11:32 PM, Blogger Calvin Jones said...

Terrible thing about anonymous comments is...i have no idea who they are from.

At 4:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Calvin,

I shall be happy including link to this post on my page. Its a great thought to creat a hub of blog which cover these events, as you rightly said most of these are new and difficult to find on google etc.

- sherry ( cdm-india.blogspot)

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Matt Burge said...

Thanks Calvin. This is very useful. Will check some of these out and link from The Coffee House blog.

P.S. At last power appears to be shifting positively in the US for the environment when one looks at changes in leadership of various committees.

At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for including my blog, Calvin. I wish were able to report from Nairobi, but the issue will continue to be on my radar after the talks.

Hugh Bartling
DePaul University
Chicago, USA

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this list. is missing from your list of general blogs about CC. (maybe everyone knows that already .. dunno why it's not there) It's a scientific all-around look at CC issues credibly debunking the sceptics.

At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the roundup. The IFC's Lucie Giraud is blogging from Nairobi on PSD Blog. You can find her posts in the environment category:


At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wwf also have a good blog.


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