COP and Climate Conferences

From Kyoto to Paris, history of two climate agreements

The 1950s were times of mixed feelings. World War II was just over. The smell of gunpowder had not vanished when the reconstruction of Europe and Japan began. The people, although they did not forget their dead, began to live life in the hope that peace and well-being would be permanent. That vision of a [...]

2020: the year of truth for earthlings

This year 2020 is expected to activate the Paris Agreement at COP26, Glasgow, Scotland, November 2 to 13. The next twelve months will be crucial and potentially full of challenges, as can be deduced from the insufficient results of COP25 and the history of failure and postponements accumulated during the last quarter of the century, [...]

Summary and conclusions of the Rio Summit. Second Earth Summit

Revised January 2020 The Rio Summit was a fundamental meeting, more important than most people think. In Río de Janeiro set the foundations for the fight against climate change and face the threats that loom over life on Earth, with a view to the 21st century. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) [...]

Can the multiplication of gas pipelines in Europe face the Paris Agreement?

New technologies allow the construction of long gas pipelines at high speed Published in January 2019. Reviewed in December 2019 (These days the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is world news because the United States Congress has approved sanctions related to the Russian gas pipeline that will take natural gas to Germany, [...]

What is expected of COP25 and what are its objectives

COP25 will undoubtedly mark the 2020 climate agenda. The destiny has desired IFEMA facilities to be the setting for one of the most important, difficult and most stressful COPs that have been envisioned since these climatic summits were created in 1995. The challenge of the Madrid Fair (IFEMA) is to set up an event in [...]

Dismantling criticism of Greta Thunberg

There are two kinds of climate deniers: 1) those who do not really believe in climate change and 2) those who pretend not to believe but know that it exists. I believe that the latter are the most dangerous, and their lack of sincerity in the fight against climate change generates many fears and questions. [...]

COP25, Chile did seize its golden opportunity

I can tell you that since I have been following the COPs, since the presentation of the Kyoto Protocol, COP3-1997, Chile realized one of the best campaigns, activities and awareness about climate change and its related issues that I have seen in the months prior to a COP. His web pages, his videos and his [...]

Air pollution in big cities is also a topic

At first sight the concern about air pollution, smog or pollution in cities, has been relegated to the background by universal and more alarming issues, which monopolize more headlines, such as global warming, climate change, the recent fire in the Amazon, the active hurricane season, the melting of the world's glaciers, the defrost of Arctic [...]

Greta, the climate strike and the Youth Summit in New York

On September 20, 2019, the third global climate strike was held, the largest global mobilization focused on the same topic. Before March 15, when the first global climate strike was made, history had not registered anything similar. We must raise awareness that a great step has been taken and consider this youth initiative as the [...]

Why does the lung of the world burn?

It is no little that is at stake in the Amazon rainforest. The lung of the world should not be a token in a casino roulette. This biodiversity emporium is about 7 million km2, it is 12 times the size of Spain, it has 80,000 kinds of trees, 140,000 species of plants, 20% of the [...]

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