In our February WebDebate, we looked at Arctic diplomacy. We were joined by Dr Danita Catherine Burke (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Center for War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark), Prof. Paul Berkman (Professor of Pra...
 13 Feb 2019

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'The public is constantly told by the media that climate science can’t be trusted, the models are flawed, and action on climate change is a costly gamble. But when you compare original predictions with what actually happened, this couldn&rs...
 20 Mar 2014

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Let’s bring out the big questions: Should climate change negotiations be organised according to the “one state one vote” principle? This time between Christmas and New Year is called “in between the years” in Germany. I...
 29 Dec 2012

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In a recent blog Katharina writes: “As much as “one state, one vote” rules or methods of consensus decision-making aim at giving the impression of resulting in a decision among equals, this is simply not the case. To anyone involved in diplomacy this...
 1 Dec 2012

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As much as “one state, one vote” rules or methods of consensus decision-making aim at giving the impression of resulting in a decision among equals, this is simply not the case. To anyone involved in diplomacy this statement is akin to a ...
 30 Nov 2012

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Today, the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change begins in Doha, Qatar. Once again, the world comes together to negotiate climate change: mitigation, adaptation, finance, and governance processes. The task is...
 26 Nov 2012

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Pictures and illustrations are an excellent tool to illustrate complexities because they allow us to incorporate metaphors and analogies more intuitively. And metaphors and analogies are, ultimately, what we use to make sense of the abstract and the ...
 6 Jul 2012

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It was probably at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 that I first heard about the problem of climate change. Or at least, it was certainly the first time I realised that it was an issue of major importance. There was a large amount of media coverage of th...
 25 Jun 2012

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Occasionally a certain conundrum has crossed my mind: it seems that more and more companies in the United States are embracing the reality of climate change and voicing support to take action against it. Yet despite this, why are there so many politi...
 1 Jun 2012

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Is it time to change how we communicate about climate change? Is it time to reverse the gloom and doom and create a vision of what might be in a good sense rather than what will be in a bad sense? A dream instead of a nightmare? This thought is not n...
 24 May 2012

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The New Yorker has a real corker of a story online on possible tech fixes to combat climate change. Titled 'The Climate Fixers,' the article examines so-called 'geoengineering' efforts to halt increasing global temperatures that are a...
 22 May 2012

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How to teach about climate change is a key question. While the physical science basis is important, it is clearly not enough and maybe shouldn't even be our main focus. David Hone (climate advisor for shell and a background as a chemical enginee...
 2 Mar 2012

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Just before the current climate change conference COP 17, in Durban, Diplo launched Translate Climate. The initiative aims to bring together illustrating and translating climate change. We started with our Climate Building Illustration that we launch...
 5 Dec 2011

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