The “A” in USA Does Not Stand for “Accountability”

Or Action. Or Ambition. Or Admirable. Or.. well anything positive as far as I’m concerned. The UN Climate Talks are approaching being the longest in history as we await the re-opening of the negotiations at 11pm in Lima. The spark seems to have left and the fear of having a “deal” that doesn’t take intoContinue reading “The “A” in USA Does Not Stand for “Accountability””

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Speaking Truth to Power: Gender Day

The state of gender at the Conference of Parties(COP) is largely unchanged since I have been attending for the last 3 years since COP18 in Doha, Qatar. As countries are called upon to raise ambitions regarding emissions targets, Gender Day stands as a reminder that ambition must encompass more cross-cutting issues. Gender Day emerged atContinue reading “Speaking Truth to Power: Gender Day”

We Said We’d Be Back #volveremos

But are we really? We have been so limited that I wonder if we really are here. The first three days of the conference can be described in a few words: Inaction, Redundancy, and Frustration. And yet… Here we are. Civil Society, the people supposed to be represented by our negotiators, fighting to be heard. WhileContinue reading “We Said We’d Be Back #volveremos”