Archive | December, 2010

Aviation comes out of Cancun climate talks unscathed

The UNFCCC’s COP16 climate change negotiations in Cancun have concluded with barely a mention of the airline industry. COP16 was successful in agreeing to design a ‘Green Climate Fund’, aimed at raising financing to help developing countries deal with the effects of climate change. However, a proposal to raise $3 billion a year for the […]

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Just a little reminder that climate change talks are taking place in Cancun…

You could be forgiven for not noticing, or forgetting, that climate change talks are currently going on at the UNFCCC’s COP16 meeting in Cancun, Mexico. The talks are aimed at reaching a global agreement for curbing greenhouse gas emissions when the Kyoto protocol expires in 2012.  The Cancun negotiations have received much less press attention than the talks […]

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World Wildlife Fund pushes for emphasis on hydrogen jet fuel

Last week I braved the snow and headed to Brussels to attend an aviation and the environment roundtable at the European Parliament, part of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe’s Aeroweek conference. The most interesting and engaging comments to emerge from the roundtable came from World Wildlife Fund director for global energy policy Stephan […]

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