Category Archives: Copenhagen Summit

A Last Word on Copenhagen

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Tom Ansell
Valuation Advisory
United Kingdom

The furore surrounding Copenhagen was immense, and at no other time in history has our climate had so much scrutiny. The Copenhagen Accord that emerged is not the comprehensive agreement that many have demanded, nor the total waste of effort that some have claimed, but the foundations for a significant climate deal. Delegates from… Read More

Possibility of a Deal in an Undoubtedly Green City

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Tom Ansell
Valuation Advisory
United Kingdom

At the 11th hour a deal seems to be emerging from Copenhagen.  The developed world has finally accepted their greater responsibility for climate change and may agree to a maximum of an 18% reduction in emissions by 2020.  After a US commitment yesterday, COP15 is also likely deliver a $100bn (£60bn) annual Climate Protection… Read More

Negotiators see REDD

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Achsah Carter
Consultant
Energy and Sustainability Services
United Kingdom

Amidst the general confusion and bickering, Copenhagen negotiators appear to be reaching consensus on at least one issue – “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation” (REDD). Chairing the discussions, Philippines negotiator Tony La Vina announced yesterday he had a “more or less agreed text”, with agreement on protecting indigenous peoples’ rights and native… Read More

Cop15 and the Role of NAMAs

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Tom Ansell
Valuation Advisory
United Kingdom

On Friday in a pavilion on the fringe of the main Cop15 Summit, surprisingly few turned up for the Construction Counts for Climate side event (webcasts and presentations). The small audience did not set the tone for a huge number of column inches about the impact of real estate on climate change in the… Read More

A Common Carbon Metric for Buildings

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Achsah Carter
Consultant
Energy and Sustainability Services
United Kingdom

On Friday the UK Green Building Council’s chief executive, Paul King, was in Copenhagen presenting a new Common Carbon Metric report. The metric is the result of collaboration between worldwide Green Building Councils, experts and organisations, and aims to improve consistency in measuring energy use and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from building… Read More