COY Day 3 : 28th November, 2015. Blog Part 1. As I aimlessly walked about the gigantic convention hall of COY, I came across several booths and talks that presented ideas where creative thinking was crucial. That is something I like a lot. I wrote a little about this matter in a previous blog article… Continue reading The Thing about Art and Climate Change | Soumyo at COY
By Lukas Stein and Julius Garbe. Imagine vegging out at the COP. On top, you’re bored by the mob, But that’s your f***ing job. Bored for weeks, Eye rings, pale cheeks. You’re in stress – press briefings, restricted access, Side-events, bombarded with facts. Talks are important, an agreement is needed, The world is watching, you… Continue reading Make It Hot!
What happens when climate researchers want too much? This could be observed quite strikingly at the COP21 side-event of the WBGU. Surely, without the German Advisory Council of Global Change (WBGU) and PIK-scientist Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber at its forefront, we would not be as far in adressing climate change as we are now. Nevertheless, their recent… Continue reading The WBGU Show: Climbing to Dizzying Heights
Minutes ago the Press briefing of the Indian “Center for Science and Environment” ended. The two speakers commented on the Indian perspective towards the likely Paris outcome and the draft agreement. This spirit at this briefing has been for the first time how I imagined discussions to be in Paris. High speed arguments and rough… Continue reading Discussions are hot!
I’ve never considered myself a radical youth, a hard-core feminist or any other kind of fundamental advocate. However, being at COP in Paris, I recognized power dynamics that I had for a long time considered things of the past. I recognized people struggling with antiquated roles that are not visible or formulated but resonated everywhere. I… Continue reading Bridging the Gap: Under-Representation and Communication Between Groups at COP21
The Paris negotiations have entered a critical phase. The Delegates are working towards a final draft of the text, to be ready by Saturday. One of the main remaining points of discussion is whether the overall goal will be to limit global warming to “below 2C”, “well below 2C” or “below 1.5C” above pre-industrial levels.… Continue reading Bargaining Temperature Targets
Everybody’s eyes are on Paris at the moment. For almost two weeks the climate summit has filled many headlines, columns and articles in the media world.It is a typical pattern. In fact, media researchers know that the conferences are rare times for climate change to get public attention. Paris is probably a new dimension –… Continue reading Why There Needs to be More Public Debate on Climate Change