Photo & RealAudio from 10 November's SPECIAL EVENTS
|Friends of the Earth, along with Germanwatch and Oilwatch, staged a parody to illustrate the strong influence that the oil industry has over the US government's policy and inaction on climate change|
|Ignacio Prafil, Parlamento Mapuche, Argentina, and Esperanza Martinez, Oilwatch International, Ecuador at an Oilwatch event calling on governments to stop the destruction of local communities by oil companies||Stephen Kretzman, Project Underground, spoke on the three year anniversay of the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 other Nigerian activists for peacefully protesting against Shell's destruction of the environment in the Niger Delta|
Byoung-Su Choi creates huge pull-down paintings of a genre called Gulgae Gurim in Korea. He worked as an artist until "urgent social issues compelled him to use his [artistic] talents" within the context of the democratization movement in his home country. Mr. Choi links environmental problems to questions about the unequal distribution of wealth in the world and the relationship between past and future. In 1992 he took part in the Earth Summit (UNCED) and produced a painting called Waste. In Kyoto last year he sculptured penguins from ice and allowed them to melt as COP-3 proceeded.
At COP-4 he is working on a project called "The end of civilization Compass" reflecting his concern about the moral dimension of climate change issues and a sense that the Earth has lost its way.
| Left: Byoung-Su Choi and Peter Doran, ENB
RealAudio interview with Norine Kennedy (representing the ICC and Vice President of Environmental Affairs for USCIB)
Left: John Lanchbery, Birdlife International, Jan Corfee-Morlot, OECD, Joke Waller-Hunter, OECD, and Jacob Werksman, FIELD
In this RealAudio interview, the OECD's Joke Waller-Hunter (Director, Environment Directorate, [email protected]) and Jan Corfee Morlot (Principal Administrator, Environment Directorate, [email protected]) discuss the meeting and the findings of the two reports.
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
Representatives of ICLEI (e-mail:[email protected], web site:http://www.iclei.org/CO2) hosted this briefing to urge national delegations meeting in Buenos Aires to take firm steps to implement the Kyoto Protocol. Representing over 280 local governments worldwide, the ICLEI Communique to COP-4 called on delegates to:
make domestic reductions the primary means for achieving Kyoto Protocol commitments
place a cap on total allowable emissions and on what can be traded
Harvey Ruvin (Miami-Dade County) discusses the lead being taken on climate change by local government, and announces that the City of Buenos Aires has joined ICLEI
Dr. Mauricio Lobo (Rio de Janeiro) talks about initiatives taken in his city and about the importance of local action
Harvey Ruvin closes the meeting with a quote from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Michael Cutajar
|Harvey Ruvin, County Clerk, Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Rodrigo Walsh, Buenos Aires||Dr. Mauricio Lobo, Environmental Secretary, Rio de Janeiro, and Seiichi Uehara, Director, Enviornment Bureau, Kyoto|
This meeting looked at some of the technical and policy aspects of land-use change and forestry as it relates to the Kyoto Protocol. It was organized by the Oko Institut, the WWF and the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU, http://www.wbgu.de). Panelists were Anke Herold (Oko Institut, [email protected]), Ursula Fuentes (WBGU) and Dr. Stephan Singer (WWF).
Ursula Fuentes, WBGU, discusses sinks
In this RealAudio interview, Ursula Fuentes discusses the meeting's aims and outcomes.
International Energy Agency (IEA) Press Briefing
Worldwide CO2 emissions will increase 75% on 1990 levels by 2020 under a "business as usual" projection, according to the latest edition of the IEA's World Energy Outlook released today. Using a new methodology and a new world energy model, the IEA's Outlook suggests that two-thirds of the increase in energy demand could occur in China and other developing countries.
The "business as usual" approach does not include climate change commitments made in Kyoto last December. The IEA (http://www.iea.org), which is the OECD's specialised energy arm, notes that governments will need to implement major new policies and measures in order to meet the Kyoto objectives.
Right: Robert Priddle, Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
IEA representatives Scott Sullivan and Robert Priddle discuss the report's findings and its implications
| Top left: The Secretariat staff
presented Michael Zammit Cutajar, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, and Karl Goldschwend,
Chief of Protocol, with a birthday cake as they were both celebrating birthdays today
Bottom left: A reporter interviews kids who are bringing a message to COP-4 delegates to help stop the destruction of the environment. The kids are also part of a group whose messages are posted on the Gakko trees near the entrance of the conference center.
Bottom right: A BBC radio reporter interviews Hillary Nussbaum, Emissions Marketing Association (EMA), http://www.emissions.org, an association serving the international emissions trading community that fosters market-based trading solutions for environmental control
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