on 11th Nov.
|Meeting on 12th Nov.|
|Meeting on 13th Nov.|
The “’third industrial revolution’ (of which John Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research has been speaking for years),” is discussed further here by two leaders from the international development community whom I have met, Simon Maxwell and Dirk Messner.
of hope is being placed in the new Obama
Administration. The representative of the Danish government related how
ministers are determined to bring about a successful conclusion of the
negotiations at COP15 in Dec. 2009.
missed this event organized by the same group a month
before combining the crises in trade, finance and climate into a "perfect storm".
impressive intervention came from Ann Pettifor,
co-author of the 40-page brochure (I have one) “A
Green New Deal: Joined-up policies to
solve the triple crunch of the
credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices”,
which is described further here,
or can be
downloaded in PDF
Video statements by the conference speakers are available here.
Also present was Daniel Cohn-Bendit who “calls for new economic and environment basis to tackle the financial crisis. All the current crises are linked: social, financial and environmental. Greens co-president Cohn-Bendit has called for a New Green Deal to tackle the situation and transparency of financial transfers to tax havens.” En français, http://www.greens-efa-service.org/medialib/fe/pub/en/dct/261Analysis by Thomas Ruddy