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Are trees, carbon offsets and cap-and-trade systems the future?

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 19 December 2009



Bernd Heinrich, emeritus professor at the University of Vermont, argues in the New York Times today that while there was no lack of good intentions, the UNFCCC COP15 climate-change summit in Copenhagen did not achieve what was hoped for, with conflicts rather than solutions being generated.



The product was a weak agreement to disagree in the future, he says.



"Forests were part of the discussion, and… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on December 21, 2009 at 7:16 — No Comments

#COP15 Indigenous Peoples lead Copenhagen march for just climate policy

From the Indigenous Environmental Network, 12 December 2009



Indigenous Peoples from across North America and their allies from around the world who have gathered for COP15 led an unprecedented demonstration for just climate policy in Copenhagen today.



Saturday's protests coincided with the official COP15 "Indigenous Peoples Day" events, and the six-kilometer march from Christiansborg Slotsplads to the Bella Center was led by a contingent of delegations of Indigenous… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on December 12, 2009 at 13:13 — 1 Comment

Measures encouraging rejected asylum-seekers to return home lack ‘motivational effect’ - human rights institute

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 24 June 2009



Measures to encourage rejected asylum-seekers to return home had no motivational effect on those who could not be returned by force, a new report by the Danish Institute for Human Rights shows. The measures are disproportionate to their goal, they had an adverse effect on the private lives and educational opportunities of asylum-seekers, and exposed them to significant psychological pressure.



Measures… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on June 24, 2009 at 15:37 — No Comments

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