The last week of September (24th – 28th) is jam-packed with international climate-related conferences and meetings, “unfolding against a background of deepening scientific concern but entrenched political obstacles.”
Already, some international discussion has begun on post-Kyoto emissions targets. The Christian Science Monitor has a media summary explaining where several major nations stand after a preliminary meeting last week in Vienna.
A second meeting will take place the final week of September. (Both meetings are precursors to formal negotiations beginning in December in Bali, Indonesia.) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering 30 nations in New York to discuss global warming prior to the General Assembly’s session on it.
A few days later, President Bush has invited the top 15 emitters to D.C. for conversations on voluntary reductions and technology development — the old game of delay, delay, delay.