Climate change and the energy-water nexus

COP17 started off in something of a whirlwind. As it is my first COP, day 1 provided its challenge, looking for programmes, venues, stalls and side events. After the first few hours of chaos the day settled down somewhat, and I even managed to find my way to my first negotiation session.   The start of day 2 was accompanied with a more focussed approach, by drawing upon my one day of COP experience. Daily programmes were found with a… Read moreClimate change and the energy-water nexus

A few words on coping at COPs

After 2.5 COP’s (the 0.5 comprising of hours and days of queuing to get into COP 15 in Copenhagen but alas not getting in) I am by no means a COP-veteran. Hats off to those that are now seasoned COP-pers. It is easy to identify those that have been at it for years – mainly as they have a photo on their UNFCCC ID badge which is definetly more than 10 years old… However as a 2.5-seasoned Observer at this… Read moreA few words on coping at COPs