Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tuck Team Meets US Special Envoy, Todd Stern

The Tuck team had a private meeting at the COP 18 US delegation offices with Todd Stern, US Special Envoy. We gained insights into his experiences and views of the US on the climate change negotiations.

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How much is that carbon out the window?

In addition to CCS, pricing carbon has been a hot topic at this year’s COP. For those of you new to the climate change world, putting a price on carbon – whether through a tax or cap and trade system … Continue reading

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So What Can I Do to Save the Planet? Climate Change and Animal Agriculture

At COP 18 there has been much talk about combating climate change with energy conservation, carbon capture and storage, clean energy and placing a price on carbon.  However, these (necessary) strategies are designed to effect change on a massive scale and will … Continue reading

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It’s only 4 degrees… what’s there to be alarmed about?

On my last day in Qatar, I attended the World Climate Summit at the Ritz Carlton in Doha. The opening speaker was Dr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, a climate scientist and the Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading

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Tuck Side Event in Doha examines the role of global corporations in moving the climate needle

A highlight for the Tuck COP18 team was the opportunity to host a Side Event at the conference. Hosts of other side events include various UN organizations such as FAO, UNFCCC and UNEP, NGOs such as Greenpeace, and various countries (Switzerland, … Continue reading

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Soft on the People; Hard on the Facts!

Having recently completed Jeff Weiss’ Negotiations course at Tuck (with multiple exercises on multi-party negotiation, as well as side negotiations), I find myself paying extra attention to how the COP18 delegates discuss their interests and try to create options. The … Continue reading

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Lots to see, lots to learn, lots to think about!

A quick post: 1) Here at COP18, there has been lots going on and when I read this article today, it reminded me of the quick naps on shuttle bus rides between the hotel and the conference center. http://www.cop18.qa/news/singlestory.aspx?id=190 2) The first slide from … Continue reading

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