Still big hurdles to leap after Barcelona

Since the Bali Action Plan was drawn up at the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) in 2007 all eyes have looked toward COP15 in Copenhagen as the place where the next major chapter in the global fight against climate change will be written. But with the last...

EU’s sleight of hand on targets

The Environment Council meeting in Brussels yesterday agreed the targets that Europe will put forward in international negotiations in Copenhagen. In an effort to convey some kind of leadership they agreed to increase the long term reduction target in 2050 – my how...