Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Climate Negotiations 101
Greetings from the ANU Centre for European Studies which is hosting European Climate Diplomacy Day. International Climate Negotiations 101. The Italian Ambassador called on nations to follow Europe's lead. There was then a screening of the film "The Climate Blueprint". This documentary is about one hour long and in my view is a self indulgent counter productive waste of resources. What the documentary said to me was that the world have no effective process for combating climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process has proved unworkable and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ineffective. The message from decades of the UNFCC and IPCC processes is that they did not work. It is pointless to apply the same process and expect any better outcome. I suggest that these 19th century processes be discontinued and an Internet approach suitable for the 21st century be applied. This would see solutions worked out on-line without massive meetings which are subject to manipulation. I suggest that climate scientists and other experts should stop lending their credibility to the current UN processes as they are thereby holding up progress and placing the population of the planet at further risk. For my part I am teaching how to reduce carbon emissions by using ICT.