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COP 21 NEWSLINE

LIVE FROM THE UN CLIMATE TALKS IN PARIS

In 2015 INTO is sending a strong delegation led by Oliver Maurice and made up of volunteers and staff from our member trusts.
See regular reports from Oliver and the team here:

  • Call for Presenters – Keeping History Above Water Keeping History Above Water – Annapolis October 29 – November 1 2017 An international gathering on adapting historic coastal communities to sea level rise Hosted by the City of Annapolis with Support from the Newport Restoration Foundation. October 29 – November 1, 2017 Call for Presenters Originally convened by the Newport Restoration Foundation in April 2016, Keeping History Above Water ...
  • Past the finishing line 9th and final blog from COP 22 The marathon is over and I am now back in France having had a chance to sleep, draw breath and reflect on a remarkable COP. Why remarkable? Because having never had an official side event at the conference centre at previous COPs we managed no less than 4 in Marrakech. In Durban we held one ...
  • A fond farewell to Marrakech 8th Blog from COP 22 So it is almost over. Geoff and I packed up the display in the stand this afternoon but not before we had both had an interesting morning at our various side events and through networking. My morning started with an update from the UNFCCC Secretariat and then over to the Green Zone to the British Embassy ...
  • Moonshine! 7th Blog from Marrakech Two nights ago we were watching a super-super moon where the moon appeared bigger and brighter than for many years. And it will be many years before it happens again. This morning we had a little more moonshine in the form of Ban Ki-moon, the outgoing UN Secretary General. It was his last appearance at the ...
  • Inspirational or what ? Blog 6 from COP 22 The man who has given his all to defend the world from the effects of climate change spoke inspirationally this morning to an audience of at least 800. John Kerry, Secretary of State for the US Government, gave a hugely uplifting speech on the state of play with climate change despite there being absolutely no ...
  • How time flies when you are enjoying yourself! The 5th blog from Marrakech As usual it is quite hard to know exactly what is going on at the high level talks except for what one can glean from websites, the daily bulletin and so on but it is also necessary to find the time to read them! The first week has rushed by and we are already into ...
  • COP 22 UPDATE Nov 12, 2016 – The age of new cultures – Poken I had heard of Pokemon before I arrived here but never of Poken. Every booth and side event hall in the Blue zone is equipped with a small table-top tile and every delegate is given a hand shaped USB key which, on touching the tile, lights green indicating that it has downloaded all the information ...
  • The TRUMPet shall sound! Well, well just like Brexit –all against the odds! And his statement regarding climate change has sent a chill through the corridors of the Green and Blue Zones here in Marrakech. See this for example: So do we all pack up and go home – absolutely not. The determination to resist his statement is palpable. So from ...
  • COP 22 The first steps of the marathon An encouraging start to what is going to be a busy programme. The only downside was the rain which had come down in torrents all night and continued through the first half of the morning ruining my ambition to do the walk each day and forcing me to take a taxi to the Centre instead. ...
  • The Eve of COP 22 – the elephant in the room! Well what a build-up it has been preparing the ground for what could be the loudest ‘voice’ INTO has yet had at a COP. Having been granted a side event by the UNFCCC for the first time, we have had a painstaking search for speakers; some could then couldn’t; others, late in replying. But now, ...
  • Cyd Ynni (National Trust Wales initiated and supported network) wins the Community Energy Award 2016! From Keith Jones Last night in Oxford the National Trust Wales initiated and supported network “Cyd Ynni” was honoured by being awarded the collaboration award. Big thanks go to Grant Peisley at DEG for putting the network forward but the biggest thanks go to the 5 founding community companies of Cyd Ynni who are driving ...
  • Focus SDG11 The Future We Want (Sydney Australia) Sustainability Forum to mark World Habitat Day A FULL DAY FORUM OF THREE INTERACTIVE SESSIONS LED BY EXPERT PANELLISTS AND SPEAKERS An initiative of the United Nations Association of Australia Peace Program, FOCUS SDG11- THE FUTURE WE WANT will be held to mark World Habitat Day in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, 5 October 2016. The forum will ...
  • Message from Oliver Maurice – Director of Membership and Advocacy I will be attending COP 22 in Marrakech from 7 – 18 November on behalf of the INTO membership and hope that one or two members will join me. I am currently in discussion with Andrew Potts, CEO of US ICOMOS (who was a member of the INTO delegation for the first week of COP ...
  • Christiana Figueres | Transforming growth Earlier this month, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), delivered the 2016 Grantham Institute annual lecture to an audience of students, academics, charity and business representatives at Imperial College London. Many thanks to all of you who attended. Watch her presentation using this link.
  • Climate Justice and its role in the Paris Agreement Anika Molesworth, INTO Farms program manager, wrote an article that was published on April 21st in Australia. Climate Justice and its role in the Paris Agreement Climate change is one of the principal threats to quality – and equality – of life on our planet. Beyond environmental problems, climate change threatens food security, water availability, health, housing ...
  • Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Sites Webinar TWO, Lessons Learned and COP21 Update National Trust Sustainable Energy Advisor Keith Jones continues the discussion started in 2014 with lessons learned in this rapidly evolving area. We were joined by Oliver Maurice and Anika Molesworth for a debrief on our involvement in COP21 in Paris last fall.  

Anika Molesworth is also providing an INTO Farms perspective on the INTO Farms website. Click here to read it.

Three of our team have done COPTV presentations:

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