Monday, 31 August 2009

Negotiating text agriculture

Updated UNFCCC negotiating text for agriculture

Adaptation costs 2-3 times underestimated

UN negotiations aimed at tackling climate change are based on substantial underestimates of what it will cost to adapt to its impacts.

The real costs of adaptation are likely to be 2-3 times greater than estimates made by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), say Professor Martin Parry and colleagues in a new report....

Monday, 24 August 2009

Friday, 14 August 2009

Carbon offsetting dismissed

Will Day, new head of UK Sustainable Development Commission dismisses carbon offsets

He added: "Part of the difficult decision is going to be a rebalancing of what things cost. If we say we must pay the true price of the impact of carbon on the environment. The hard decision is do you price the impact of an aeroplane flying through the air properly, really properly, and not a kind of £1.20 carbon offset. The objective is to reduce the amount of carbon put into the upper atmosphere by planes by pricing it out."

He said: [Flights] will continue but there will be fewer of them, and they will be properly priced. And people will be able to make decisions based on their decision to afford. They're not being told they cannot go on holiday, they are being told this is what it costs."

via The Guardian

Friday, 7 August 2009

Travel books

Good travel books

Democrats propose carbon tariffs

Border tax adjustments, a.k.a., carbon tariffs

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Organic - nutrition advantages?

More commentary on the FSA organic study from US Food Policy

Monday, 3 August 2009

Economics and climate blog

A blog listing academic papers on the economics of climate change...

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Alinghi in Geneva

Today 1000s of people watched Alinghi 5, the largest catermeran in the world sail down from Lausanne to Geneva - it was awe inspiring... in front of the pic u will see a dinghy (RS500) that belongs to a club in Versoix I sail with...cooool