COP 16

COP 16

The 2010 meeting of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16) took place in Cancún, Mexico from November 29 to December 10, 2010.

Executive Director Mia MacDonald, and Associates Justine Simon, and Sangamithra Iyer represented Brighter Green in Cancún; our delegation also included colleagues Dawn Moncrief from A Well-Fed World, Seble Nebiyeloul-Kifle from the International Fund for Africa, and Dr. Hope Ferdowsian from the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine. At the climate summit, we coordinated two panels at NGO forums and shared our work on the climate impacts of industrial animal agriculture, including from our “just off the press” policy papers and our short documentary videos on Brazil, China, Ethiopia, and India.

While animal agriculture is not yet on the formal agenda of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or the annual COP (Conference of Parties) summits, the issue is, increasingly, being discussed in side events, panels, and NGO forums. Please read our blogs (below) for more on what’s being said, done, and left undone. The actual “Cancun Agreements,” approved early in the morning of December 11, 2010 by all government delegations at COP 16 apart from Bolivia, can be found here.

Blogging from Cancún

Final Dispatches from Cancun: Conversations and Observations on Food, Agriculture & Climate. December 20, 2010
Hambre in Cancun. December 15, 2010.
Cancun Dialogue(s). December 10, 2010.
Cancun and the Legacy of Lee Kyung Hae. December 9, 2010
Sunrise Rituals to Moon Palace Negotiations: How we Solve the Earth’s Crisis. December 7, 2010
Bring on the Women. December 7, 2010
In Cancún, Can we Talk? Or Not? December 6, 2010
Buying and Passing Time in Cancún. December 6, 2010.
Farming for our Future. December 5, 2010
Climate Change Talks: Power Down? December 4, 2010
Who is Paying Attention? December 3, 2010
Black Carbon and Coincidences. December 3, 2010
Yes V. Cancún. December 3, 2010
In Cancún: The Conference-Goers and the Vacationers. December 2, 2010

Want more? Click to view Wan Park’s photo stream of the COP 16 on Flickr. For Brighter Green’s photo stream, click here.

Brighter Green’s Executive Director Mia MacDonald also attended the United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP15) held in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 7-18, 2009. Read more about what Brighter Green did there, and how the talks unfolded.