30 Dec 2011

A must-read op-ed on an important issue - the issue needs a lot of careful analysis and debate, particularly given that the underlying science changes rapidly. Regardless of the position one holds about GM crops, and their necessity as part of our food supply (and it is not clear that the case for their necessity is as clear-cut), the op-ed makes a number of important points about policy and regulatory design.


09 Dec 2011

As the Durban COP enters the homestretch it is worth stepping back a few years – to COP-13 at Bali in 2007. For it is the Bali COP that led to the creation of the Ad-hoc working groups for Long-term Cooperative Action (AWGLCA) and for the Kyoto Protocol (AWGKP), which have been the main arenas for negotiation since then.