Thanks so much for joining us last week in Auckland and Wellington for the MOSS, Minter Ellison Rudd Watt, Ideas Shop Copenhagen Briefings. It is very difficult to give an indepth overview of a two week event in little over an hour, but hope through the presentations, the Q&A and the references below it gives you a much greater insight into some of the international leadership either via subnational governments and or the business community being provided in lieu of a binding international agreement, and what that all means to you, your business, your community and your family and the subsequent opportunities.
For those of you who didn’t manage to fill out a feedback form, we’d greatly appreciate your views, so would you mind completing the feedback for Auckland / Wellington and emailing it back to firstname.lastname@example.org when you have a minute.
As promised here’s a copy of my Auckland Presentation, as well as my Wellington Presentation. Mayor Kerry Prendergast of Wellington’s presentation can also be downloaded here. The alerts issued by Minter Ellison during COP 15 can be found here. Other reference documents are as follows:
Climatico Copenhagen Debriefing – This report analyses key issues under discussion in Copenhagen including finance, technology transfer, REDD+, CDM and JI, as well as the ongoing conflicts between Annex I and Non Annex I countries. The Copenhagen Accord is also discussed along with its potential effect on future negotiations. Download here.
You can also reference notes from UNFCCC Secretary General Yvo de Boer’s first press conference of the year here or download the podcast of the press conference where Yvo de Boer spoke for the first time since Copenhagen at http://unfccc.int/2860.php. You can also download podcasts from COP 15 and read all the latest news such as the resignation of Yvo de Boer at http://unfccc.int/2860.php
Download REDD draft decisions here. If you also want to hear stories of how ecosystem restoration is lifting people from poverty, stablising the climate and supporting sustainable agriculture refer www.hopeinachangingclimate.org
Press Release from IETA International Emissions Trading Scheme on the washup of COP 15 can be downloaded here.
Obama’s State of the Union address can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0LgHV3NxVU start it at 6.51mins on this utube clip.
And last but not least, there were a few interviews on NZ media you may be interested in referencing. One with me on TVNZ Monday 29th March http://tvnz.co.nz/business-news/nzi-business-march-29-climate-change-experts-visit-3-15-video-3436863 and a great summary of Peter Nelson’s of the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development presentation on Scoop refer http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/03/29/prepare-for-world-price-on-carbon/
My thanks to all our speakers and to Minter Ellison Rudd Watt and the Ideas Shop for hosting these important business briefings. I trust it will aid discussion and strategic planning within your organisation. If I or any of our speakers can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us direct.
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Wishing you every success on your journey to a low carbon future.
Founder and CEO MOSS