This year’s Respond Magazine focuses on the remarkable growth of low carbon and renewable energy systems around the world. As the global economy starts to gather pace again, so investments in clean-tech are rising. The publication includes commentary from UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, Poland’s Environment Minister Marcin Korolec, IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri and Ambassador Moses from the Alliance of Small Island States.
This year’s Respond Magazine focuses on low-carbon business success stories from around the world. Despite a global recession the green economy is booming, with renewable technologies, energy efficiency and investment in innovation increasing wherever you look. Includes comments from UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres, COP18 President Al Attiyah, GCCA chief Kelly Rigg, Business Green Editor James Murray and IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri.
The key issues and priorities for the COP17 meeting in Durban were achieving a balance between the Bali Roadmap and operationalising the Cancun Agreements, as well as striking a balance between and within the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol negotiating tracks. In an effort to narrow and overcome the divide between developed and developing countries on the expected outcomes of Durban, South Africa has been promoting the sharing of views and ideas around climate change in the build-up to the negotiations.