Developing the art of participation at a COP

Being a veteran of three and a half days at a COP, I have realized that managing one’s time at a COP is something of an art. It has perhaps been one of the biggest challenges of the week, trying to fit in attending one’s side events of interest, selecting events that are actually of interest, carrying out stall duties, attending negotiations, and trying to keep track of what is happening in the bigger COP picture (Tip: Eco newsletter every… Read moreDeveloping the art of participation at a COP

Mitigation actions and poverty

…were worth a lot of thoughts at the MAPS side event at the OASIS today. Five authors from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa presented their main findings on research papers that were launched at www.mapsprogramme.org today. Stef Raubenheimer asked the authors about the main motivations for mitigation actions in their countries. Emilio la Rovere from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro started of with the key message that development comes first. The other panelist responded to the… Read moreMitigation actions and poverty

Space observation and Satellite imagery in the context of climate change, capcity building and technology transfer

The EU organised a workshop around the benefits of integrating space observations in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, capacity building and training in that sector for developing economies and LDCs. The workshop was a collaboration between European Space Agency (ESA), the recently launched South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the Joint research centre (JRC) together with their Gabonese partner. Not being an expert in space technology and satellite imagery myself, the main points highlighted were with regards to… Read moreSpace observation and Satellite imagery in the context of climate change, capcity building and technology transfer