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Christiana Figueres’ Briefing for Observers

by Carol Nackenoff Nov. 15, 2013 I attended a packed briefing of NGO observers by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres on Friday afternoon at COP-19.  NGO observers include RINGOs (organizations engaged in independent research and analysis, including academic institutions—so we … Continue reading

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Final Day at the COP

by Carol Nackenoff 11/16/13 In the RINGO morning briefing on Saturday, I decided to ask what the big deal was about REDD+.  After all, forests/deforestation and agriculture account for only 17-20% of global GHGs, I was hearing during the meetings.  … Continue reading

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Conversation with Marja Olff (coordinator Europe), Soham Baba Mission

by Carol Nackenoff 11/15/13 The Soham Baba Mission is an international organization dedicated to promoting peace on earth by offering selfless service to the humanity.  It is also a spiritual mission, and from its website, we learn that “the Soham … Continue reading

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Final Reflection

by Laura Rigell Two days ago, I was rushing around the Warsaw stadium that contained the United Nations climate stadium.  Inside that building, about 10,000 are still gathered, deliberating about one of the greatest issues ever faced in human history.  … Continue reading

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Friday, November 15 (Day 3)

by Laura Rigell Today was a day of rushing around, as usual, with extremes of exhaustion and excitement.  Alex and I started our morning again at the YOUNGO meeting.  Youth debated signing onto a position paper about intergenerational equity.  It … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 13 (Day 1)

by Alex Ahn We arrived at the National Stadium a little before 3PM, with enough time to have a late lunch before the second block of side events for the day. Just outside of the food court, a group of … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 14 (Day 2, part 2)

by Carol Nackenoff Today I attended a morning meeting of the RINGOs, the Research and Independent NGOs (of which we, as an academic institutional observer, are one).  They have substantive meetings oN Tues and Thurs. mornings and more informal networking … Continue reading

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