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  • 什麼招待會! COP 23的博客7

    Posted on 十一月 17, 2017

    萊昂納多·迪卡普里奧在2016年奧斯卡頒獎典禮上獲得最佳男主角獎,而不是感謝他的家人等。他說:
    “氣候變化是真實的,現在正在發生。這是我們整個物種面臨的最緊迫的威脅,我們需要集體合作,停止拖延。我們需要支持世界各地不為大污染者發言的世界各地的領導人,為世界上的土著人民代言全球人民,為數十億和數十億貧困人口說話,這些人將受到最大的影響。為了我們的孩子的孩子,以及那些聲音被貪婪政治淹沒的人們。“
    所以,當安格拉·默克爾(Angela Merkel)昨天發言時(見博客6),她對德國煤炭開采的話題完全不冷不熱,說這是一個非常困難的情況。每個人都希望她抓住機會宣布煤炭的結束,但沒有貪婪的政治?
    安德魯波茨和我本週三早上九點四十五分在聯合國教科文組織館內講話,但是這個事件不得不推遲,因為有一個技術性的障礙,不能顯示功率點的顯示,再加上附近的某種功能噪音水平如此之高的公共舞台將不會有競爭!
    到11點30分,所有人都冷靜下來,計算機技術得到了恢復。這是一個質量而不是數量的觀眾,最後還有一些很好的問題和交換卡片的後續行動。埃及的一個國家信託基金被提出,與摩洛哥穆罕默德六世基金會的代表進行的討論可能會導致進一步的對話和支持。

    安德魯波茨在聯合國教科文組織館發言

    我已經安排和前一天我第一次見面的鳥類國際的愛德華·佩里共進午餐。 看來,我在這里和以前的締約方大會上遇到的許多潛在的問題都與“鳥類生物技術”有關,它可能有助於建立更廣泛的伙伴關係。 對那些在劍橋ICNT的人來說,您可能會回想起他們當時非常新的首席執行官Patricia Zurita的出色地址。 他們是世界上最大的自然保護組織,擁有超過1000萬會員和支持者!

    Birdlife’s Strategy


    Back at our stand I had various conversations with passing delegates and the home team from GEN and then to a side event on Empowerment for Inclusive Climate Action and Decision Making. The reason for being drawn to this event was because one of the speakers was to have been Wanjira Mathai, Chair of the Board of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya, who we invited as a keynote speaker for the Cambridge ICNT. I had hoped to meet her for the first time but in the event she did not turn up.
    During lunch, Edward had invited me to a reception.at the Koenig Museum in Bonn jointly hosted by Birdlife and Nabu, a German conservation organisation. Founded in 1899, NABU (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union), is one of the oldest and largest environment associations in Germany. The association encompasses more than 620,000 members and sponsors, who commit themselves to the conservation of threatened habitats, flora and fauna, to climate protection and energy policy. A definite follow up there!

    Ex President of Kiribati, Anote Tong
    addressing delegates at the reception

    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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