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  • 什么招待会! COP 23的博客7

    Posted on 十一月 17, 2017

    莱昂纳多·迪卡普里奥在2016年奥斯卡颁奖典礼上获得最佳男主角奖,而不是感谢他的家人等。他说:
    “气候变化是真实的,现在正在发生。这是我们整个物种面临的最紧迫的威胁,我们需要集体合作,停止拖延。我们需要支持世界各地不为大污染者发言的世界各地的领导人,为世界上的土着人民代言全球人民,为数十亿和数十亿贫困人口说话,这些人将受到最大的影响。为了我们的孩子的孩子,以及那些声音被贪婪政治淹没的人们。“
    所以,当安格拉·默克尔(Angela Merkel)昨天发言时(见博客6),她对德国的采煤问题完全不冷不热,说这是一个非常困难的情况。每个人都希望她抓住机会宣布煤炭的结束,但没有贪婪的政治?
    安德鲁波茨和我本周三早上九点四十五分在联合国教科文组织馆内讲话,但这个事件不得不推迟,因为有一个技术性的障碍,因为这个功能点不能显示,而且附近有某种功能噪音水平如此之高的公共舞台将不会有竞争!
    到11点30分,所有人都冷静下来,计算机技术得到了恢复。这是一个质量而不是数量的观众,最后还有一些优秀的问题和交换卡片的后续行动。埃及的一个国家信托基金被提出,与摩洛哥的穆罕默德六世基金会代表进行的讨论可能会导致进一步的对话和支持。

    安德鲁波茨在联合国教科文组织馆发言

    我已经安排和前一天我第一次见面的鸟类国际的爱德华·佩里共进午餐。 看来,我在这里和以前的缔约方大会上遇到的许多潜在的问题都与“鸟类生物技术”有关,它可能有助于建立更广泛的伙伴关系。 对那些在剑桥ICNT的人来说,您可能会回想起他们当时非常新的首席执行官Patricia Zurita的出色地址。 他们是世界上最大的自然保护组织,拥有超过1000万会员和支持者!

    鸟类生活的战略


    回到我们的立场,我与来自GEN的代表和主队进行了各种对话,然后再进行了一次关于赋予气候行动和决策权的会外活动。 之所以被吸引,是因为其中一位发言人是肯尼亚绿带运动委员会主席Wanjira Mathai,我们邀请他作为剑桥国际文凭组织的主讲人。 我曾希望第一次见到她,但是她没有出现。
    在午餐期间,爱德华邀请我参加在德国保护组织Birdlife和Nabu共同主办的波恩Koenig博物馆的招待会。 NABU(自然与生物多样性保护联盟)成立于1899年,是德国历史最悠久,规模最大的环境协会之一。 该协会包括超过620,000名会员和赞助商,他们致力于保护受威胁的栖息地,动植物,气候保护和能源政策。 那里肯定会跟上!

    基里巴斯前总统,Anote Tong
    在招待会上致辞

    At the reception the keynote was given by none other than ex President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, who appears in the Kiribati film referred to in a previous blog. At the reception afterwards I spoke with him for about half an hour about what life was really like for the inhabitants and their intangible cultural heritage, in the near certainty that they will be forced to move in the medium term or sooner. Even if global warming is kept to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and we are currently on target for 3.4° by the end of the century, it will not be enough and anyway too late to save the islands


    One of the huge disadvantages of this COP is that the distance between the Bula Zone, where the high level discussions are taking place, and the Bonn Zone, where all the action is is about 1.5 km. In Marrakech and Paris the two zones were only 500m apart. This means that there is little incentive to make the journey either on foot or in one of the electric or hydrogen powered vehicles provided which go slower than walking pace! So it is very difficult to establish exactly what is going on at the main talks short of what one can read online.

    A little colour from Peru at my coffee table!

    And a little more colour!
    Kiribas girls handing out invitations to their event on Thursday evening


    However one thing I have learnt today is an announcement by Claire Perry, the UK Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, and her Canadian counterpart. Under the heading Powering Past Coal the UK and Canada have formed an alliance with 15 other countries and 8 states pledging to phase out coal. As might be expected, in the light of my earlier comments, Germany is conspicuously absent from the Alliance.
    Three more side events attended this morning and afternoon and a catch-up lunch with Andrew to discuss closer relations between INTO and ICOMOS, ICCROM and IUCN with which he may be able to assist along with support from Donald Hankey.
    I missed the beginning of a side event on the topic of human rights and climate change but arrived in time to hear the inspirational Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim from Chad, the Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, and a friend from previous COPs. What she said fitted well with our own Victoria Declaration so was music to my ears! If indigenous people and their traditional knowledge are to pay a part in our future strategy then she would be an excellent ambassador.

    Hindou Oumarou speaking with passion

    Mary Robinson at the same side event


    Oliver Maurice 16 Nov 2017

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