A list of major posts we featured during COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico.
Archive for December, 2010
Back from my whirlwind Mexico trip, one question stays with me: With all that we have in our relative land of plenty – are we willing to do more?
That night we heard the stories of fishermen who have struggled to maintain their way of life as fish populations drop and development up the coast pollutes the sea and degrades the reef, so important to the health of marine life.
Not only does the global community have a way forward towards solving climate change, but I’m going to swim in the turquoise ocean of Cancun for the first time since I got here two weeks ago.
Here’s what’s happening at COP 16 on December 11, the morning of the Cancun Agreement.
Our trusty rental 4WD jeep navigated a pock-marked road into the ejido conservation forest, where a chorus of insects provided background music. We learned about the carpentry shop the ejidatarios built, and with grant funding, are outfitting with saws and tools in order to process and sell their wood products for a higher price.
Trust is regained in a dramatic early-morning climax at the UN climate change conference in mexico.
Lisa Hayden visits a a high-level planning meeting at a Mexican hacienda for the forest-protection program called REDD.
Here’s what’s happening at COP 16 on the morning of December 10 — the final day of the global talks.
Frank Lowenstein describes Cancun as a microcosm for the climate change problem and saves some baby sea turtles.
With less than two days left of the UN climate talks in Mexico, country delegates appear close to agreement on at least one important area: forests
From the UN conference in Cancun, The Nature Conservancy calls for urgent funding to tackle the climate-change problem on the ground.
There’s a lot of talk about REDD at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, but what does this concept of conserving forests to fight climate change really mean?
Movie star Daryl Hannah tells The Nature Conservancy, in a short film, that people around the world can heighten their awareness about the critical state of our oceans and climate.
In part two of her Mexico diary, writer Lisa Hayden wonders if flying off to promote potential solutions is really helping or just contributing to the problem of climate change?
Here’s what’s happening at COP 16 on the morning of December 8.
A Southeast Mexican fisherman notices subtle weather changes, like fewer days when the sea is flat and calm and more summer days when the mangrove canals are warm as soup. A 100-foot beach where he used to play as a child is no longer there – washed away by tides and marine currents.