Great Climate Change blogs from COP 15 -United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
With the COP 15 conference rapidly approaching the conference organisers have put together a great series of blogs by emminent leaders from the world of politics, business and science highlighting what each sector sees are the imperitives of the conference and what needs to be done. One of the blogs, “Building Climate Awareness at the Grassroots Level” by Prof. M S Swaminathan, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, specifically relates to the region we will be visiting In the piece he discuss’ the effects of Climate change on the people, wildlife and economy of India and the wider developing world. He also offers some suggestions as to what is necessary to protect the populations of the region from the worst effects of Climate Change and the importance of taking action now.
Other topics discussed on the blog site include:
China in Action on Climate Change – Xie Zhenhua, President Hu Jintao’s Special Representative on Climate Change and Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China
Stutters and forward steps for climate talks – John Connor, CEO, The Climate Institute
2009: Turning environmental crisis into economic opportunity -James P Leape, Director General, WWF International
The scope of the blogs is wide and varied and gives a great overview of what world leaders will be discussing, deciding on and hopefully taking real action about when this vital conference convenes at the end of the year.