We’ll Work Until We Drown

We’ll Work Until We Drown

On Wednesday I found myself at a party in a villa outside Marrakech, speaking with a delegate from Tonga. We were by the swimming pool, where a flotilla of balloons made stately passage across the water, and the gentleman from Tonga was trying to explain how his countrymen preserve their optimism during climate talks, or at all. “Bilaterals,” he said — the answer was in partnerships between island nations, such as his, and northern ones, which are sometimes willing to lend diplomatic clout to imperiled islands.

Via Pacific Standard

Finding Optimism Amid the Fog: Subnational Climate Ambition

Finding Optimism Amid the Fog: Subnational Climate Ambition

I wasn’t sure what to expect this week in Marrakech, particularly coming out of the fog that was the United States election last week. The majority of the side events I’ve attended this week had at least some reference to the election, or the new Trump Administration coming in. However, I’ve found that these discussions have been largely optimistic—something that I found surprising.

Via Duke to the UNFCCC

PUBLIC Transport more visible than ever at COP22 climate talks

PUBLIC Transport more visible than ever at COP22 climate talks

PUBLIC Transport more visible than ever at COP22 climate talks :The COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh have focused on implementation and UITP (the International Association of Public Transport), is proud to announce that public transport is gaining increasing recognition as an indispensable tool to help countries’ increase their efforts to reduce emissions.

Via Railly News

WWF Statement on Secretary Kerry's Remarks at COP22

Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, World Wildlife Fund’s senior director of international climate cooperation and head of WWF’s delegation at COP22, issued the following statement today about the release of the US’ mid-century plan and Secretary of State Kerry’s remarks.

Via World Wildlife Fund