GRID-Arendal at COP 16 in Cancun

John Crump is GRID-Arendal's Polar Issues Coordinator, and joint coordinator of Many Strong Voices (MSV), a programme which brings the Arctic and Small Island Developing States together to act on climate change.

In Cancun, John will primarily be coordinating activities for MSV, and helping to launch new GRID-Arendal reports.

Over the next two weeks we will continually update what is happening at Cancun and talk about what it means for the Arctic and SIDS. Watch out for John's regular Blog and Twitter updates and postings of relevant and interesting material by staff at GRID-Arendal.


News and blogs

Did Cancun Prove the UN Irrelevant in Tackling Climate? The Cancun conference is being credited with keeping international climate talks alive. But the real potential for ...
Published to 'Blog' Friday 17 Dec 2010
The analyses of what happened in Mexico continue to roll in so this is a good time to take a look at what happened at COP 16 and what it means to Many Strong Voices. I’ve list ...
Published to 'Blog' Friday 17 Dec 2010
 '…the least cost trajectory for stringent mitigation assessed in the [IPCC Fourth Assessment Report] clearly estimated that global emissions should peak no later than 201 ...
Published to 'Blog' Tuesday 14 Dec 2010
Climate change negotiations in Cancun are in the crucial home stretch and there is measured optimism that an agreement can be reached. It will not be the legally binding a ...
Published to 'Blog' Friday 10 Dec 2010
This report is a joint collaboration between GRID-Arendal, the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research - CICERO, and the International Centre for Integrated ...
Published to 'News' Wednesday 08 Dec 2010
Negotiations continued as the High Level segment involving Ministers from dozens of countries kicked off at the Cancun climate change talks. Mayan dancers and musicians staged ...
Published to 'Blog' Wednesday 08 Dec 2010
Cancún/ Nairobi/Oslo, 7 December 2010 —Glaciers in Patagonia which covers parts of Argentina and Chile followed by ones in Alaska and its coastal mountain ranges have overall b ...
Published to 'Press releases' Tuesday 07 Dec 2010
As Ministers began arriving in Cancun, negotiations started to pick up steam. On Monday evening efforts continued to reach agreement on aspects of the long-term vision that wou ...
Published to 'Blog' Tuesday 07 Dec 2010
LA Times journalist Margot Roosevelt interviews Ronny Jumeau, Seychelles Ambassador to the United Nations and MSV partner, during the COP negotiations in Cancun.  Excerpts ...
Published to 'Blog' Tuesday 07 Dec 2010
Cancun (Mexico), 6 December 2010 – The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United ...
Published to 'Press releases' Monday 06 Dec 2010
Kirt Ejesiak is the Vice-President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council - Canada, a partner in MSV. Kirt took part in the MSV side event and spoke to Climate Change TV about what t ...
Published to 'Blog' Monday 06 Dec 2010
Published to 'Blog' Monday 06 Dec 2010
“You have been negotiating all my life. You cannot tell me you need more time.” Those words were spoken by Christina Ora,  a youth delegate from the Solomon Islands to the ...
Published to 'Blog' Friday 03 Dec 2010
UNEP has featured several photos from Portraits of Resilience, a project which trains youth in the Arctic and small islands developing states in the use of photography and ...
Published to 'Blog' Friday 03 Dec 2010
Published to 'Blog' Friday 03 Dec 2010
Published to 'Blog' Thursday 02 Dec 2010
That comment came from Seychelles UN Ambassador Ronny Jumeau at today’s Many Strong Voices side event in Cancun. There are negotiations and there are side events. The former i ...
Published to 'Blog' Thursday 02 Dec 2010
On the second day of the COP, traffic chaos settled down and negotiations began in earnest. One of the key issues is the need to settle on a vision for the future. That’s the r ...
Published to 'Blog' Thursday 02 Dec 2010
The images and stories are compelling. Students from the Suva Christian Community High School have joined their counterparts in the Arctic and other island states in photograph ...
Published to 'News' Wednesday 01 Dec 2010
Monday 29 November – COP Day 1 The 16th session of UNFCCC climate negotiations began with speeches from dignitaries, procedural questions and traffic jams along the highway bet ...
Published to 'Blog' Tuesday 30 Nov 2010
The Yucatan Peninsula juts like a green thumb out into the Caribbean, its flat expanse bisected by roads and quarries to extract the materials that have gone into building the ...
Published to 'Blog' Sunday 28 Nov 2010
A Many Strong Voices side event at the UN conference on climate change in Cancun, Mexico will address the links between climate change, food security and human rights from the ...
Published to 'News' Friday 26 Nov 2010
The world will gather in Cancun, Mexico, for two weeks starting on the 29th of November to try to hammer out a new climate change treaty. After what many people see as last yea ...
Published to 'Blog' Friday 26 Nov 2010
Helsinki/Mexico City/Nairobi/London/Washington DC, 23 November 2010 - Nations have the chance to deliver almost 60 per cent of the emissions reductions needed to keep global te ...
Published to 'Press releases' Tuesday 23 Nov 2010

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