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David Simpson Reports From:

United Nations Climate Change Conferences

 

David Simpson is a long-time Northern California bioregional pioneer and community leader based in the deeply rural Mattole River Valley of Humboldt County. Having written about and performed theater pieces with his partner Jane Lapiner on the subject of climate change in many places for several decades, they went to the UN Climate Conference of the Parties in 2009 (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark to participate in whatever ways seemed appropriate. It was "Mr. Bioregion Goes to Copenhagen" judging from the first account.

David and Jane’s impressions and reports from subsequent COPs were sent to Planet Drum to be distributed. They are laced with irony and wit and provide an invaluable overview of the evolution of the UN Climate Conferences.

Index of Conferences

[In reverse chronological order — most recent conferences at the top]

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Index of Reports

[In chronological order]

2009 (COP 15) Reports (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Report #1, En Route to Copenhagen, Dec 11, 2009

Report #2, What is the Copenhagen Climate Conference Like?, Dec 16, 2009

Report #3, Action Day?, Dec 16, 2009

Report #4, Civil Society is Exiled, Dec 17, 2009

Report #5, Copenhagen and the Nature of Power, Dec 17, 2009

Report #6, Copenhagen-Gone But Not Forgotten, Jan 11, 2010

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2010 (COP 16) Reports (Cancún, Mexico)

Report #1, In Cancún, Dec 1, 2010

Report #2, Cancún Climate Summit, Dec 7, 2010

Report #3, Cancún’s Question: Is Climate Change an Issue for “Social Movements” or Just Another Business Proposition? Dec 30, 2010

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2013 (COP 19) Reports (Warsaw, Poland)

Summary Report: Learning in Warsaw, Dec 4, 2013

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2014 (COP 20) Reports (Lima, Peru)

Report #1, Dec 3, 2010

Report #2, Dec 5, 2014

Report #3, Commentary on some events from Days 6 through 8 of the UN climate summit, Dec 10, 2014

COP Overview Report (#4), Ambition Versus the Low Carbon Economy: In Lima with the UN, 2014, Winter Solstice 2014

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2015 (COP 21) Reports (Paris, France)

Report #1 (Summary Report), Jan 18, 2016

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2016 (COP 22) Reports (Marrakesh, Morocco)

Report #1, So Much to Lose, Nov 12, 2016

Report #2, The Post-Obama Climate Change Era, Nov 15-16, 2016

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2017 (COP 23) Reports (Bonn, Germany)

Report #1, Ambition in Bonn; Dare We Still Hope, Oct 31, 2017

Report #2, Opening Day of COP 23, November 2017

Report #3, Two Anniversaries, November 2017

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2018 (COP 24) Report (Katowice, Poland)

Report from Katowice, December 2018

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Last edited: February 09, 2019