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Geoff Keey: Anatomy of Failure

Monday, 21 December 2009, 2:14 pm | Geoff Keey

It’s now the day after the end of the Copenhagen fiasco. After a day of reflection my assessment is the same. It was a massive failure of diplomacy brought about by two problems. More >>

Copenhagen – “It’s pretty insane”

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, 11:36 am | Geoff Keey

Greetings from a cold and hectic Copenhagen. We are now entering the final days of the talks. Over the past week or so, hundreds of thousands of people have marched in locations around the world; among them youth, elders, celebrities, indigenous ... More >>

Has NZ lost its diplomacy mojo? - Geoff Keey

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 1:08 pm | Geoff Keey

After watching events unfold with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), I’m starting to wonder whether New Zealand has lost its foreign policy mojo. First we had the bizarre comments from Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully. Saying ... More >>

Geoff Keey Climate Blog: Scotland's 42% Target

Thursday, 5 November 2009, 11:23 am | Geoff Keey

Scotland has adopted a 42% climate change target. That, and a wee rumour of free whisky, encouraged me to attend a side event organised by the Scottish Government. More >>

Negotiations Dispatch: Climate talks in crisis

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 1:10 pm | Geoff Keey

It’s been a dramatic first day at the climate change negotiations here in Barcelona and it’s fair to say frustration with developed countries like New Zealand has exploded. The Kyoto Protocol negotiations are currently suspended. Until further ... More >>

Never date an ‘Annex 1’ guy!

Friday, 9 October 2009, 5:16 pm | Geoff Keey

One of the negotiator trackers – people who follow negotiators around to ‘keep them honest’ – came up with this wonderful gem that explains why developing countries don’t trust developed countries like New Zealand. Annex 1 is the list of developed ... More >>

Norway adopts 40% target

Friday, 9 October 2009, 10:00 am | Geoff Keey

Today I witnessed what could prove to be an historic moment. At the negotiations in Bangkok this afternoon, Norway announced that it's the first country outside of the European Union to adopt a target of 40% below 1990 levels by 2020. The announcement ... More >>

Geoff Keey: High terror at NZ Embassy

Friday, 2 October 2009, 1:40 pm | Geoff Keey

A really bizarre thing happened today at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin. A group of people arrived to hand over New Zealand’s Fossil of the Day award, but that’s not the bizarre thing. The strange thing about the event was the Embassy’s reaction. More >>

Climate Talks: NZ, forever fossil

Thursday, 1 October 2009, 5:17 pm | Geoff Keey

New Zealand got Fossil of the Day at the UN climate talks in Bangkok today after revealing that the Government’s 10% to 20% target is actually a nothing to 20% target. The Government’s Climate Change ambassador Adrian Macey admitted as much ... More >>

Asia leads in Climate Talks

Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 11:06 am | Geoff Keey

After the first day of negotiations here in Bangkok it’s becoming clear that Asia is where the climate action’s at. Japan has increased its target to 25%, which resulted in public praise from other delegations, in contrast to the complete lack ... More >>

NZ holds the world to ransom with a popgun

Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 10:41 am | Geoff Keey

New Zealand could backtrack on its climate target according to an interview of Climate Change Ambassador Adrian Macey on Point Carbon today (Bangkok time). More >>

Climate: Five elephants & a Chinese rock star

Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 1:18 pm | Geoff Keey

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable and least prepared regions of the world to face climate change. So it’s very fitting that negotiators from around the world are gathering in Bangkok, Thailand, for the next two weeks as part ... More >>




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