Tony Blair is not the only former UK Labour Party leader to seek to influence the direction of the climate change talks.Â John Prescott, former Deputy Prime Minister, is deeply involved in trying to secure a successor to Kyoto.Â A Guardian article reports on his efforts and his views, both of which I found heartening.
Reports timed to influence the approach to Copenhagen are continuing to appear. The latest, launched a few days ago by Tony Blair, is Breaking the Climate Deadlock: Technology for a Low Carbon Future. It comes from the The Climate Group in partnership with The Office of Tony Blair. The Climate Group is an international NGO which focuses on speeding up the shift to a low carbon economy. Its members are large businesses and government entities at city, state and regional levels who have signed up to a set of principles which fully recognise the seriousness of human-caused climate change and the urgency of the need to address it. The report was prepared by E3G, another NGO which works to deliver outcomes with strategic significance for the transition to sustainable development. Continue reading “Technology to break climate deadlock”