random musings of a disparate nomad

Monday, May 01, 2006

CSD-14: T-5hrs

The Youth Blast was a, well, blast. Great workshop - covering stuff from CSD mechanisms + history, to nailing down priorities, to an environmental justice scavenger hunt workshop.

Check it out here.

Also, yesterday's NGO caucus at the Crown Prince Hotel was really useful too - it's so much a bigger world than that of the Youth Caucus, and opened my eyes to the labyrinth I'll need to navigate over the next 2 weeks.

More here.

I know I'm being really slack about blogging, but I'm really tired, and it's time to get ready to face the first official day of CSD-14. I haven't even read through the Non-govt Liaison Service Compendium on UN civil society engagement yet - egad!

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Saturday, April 29, 2006

in NY

After a marathon flight SIN - KUL - ARN - EWR, I am finally here.

NY is so lovely in the spring. It's a side of this warped city I haven't seen, and am getting to love, and I almost can't bear the thought that I'll be gone in a coupla weeks.

For now, though, it'll be nice enjoying the sunshine in Central Park. And throwing myself into the almost unnavigable rivers of UN meetings, of course.

Off to my first meeting with the CSD Youth Caucus - looking forward to meeting other mad radical greenie lefties!


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The slow-motion trap

Very quickly now -

Yet another gem by Blumenthal (View an ad to read). Will comment later. Go see.

(Apologies - it's a little dated)

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Saturday, April 15, 2006


On so-called youth leaders who are in it not for the cause, but for themselves. Even if it means disempowering others to get there.
i have no (more) time to waste on self-absorbed power-hungry losers who put on a hypocritical do-gooder mask to achieve their self-indulgent power wanks

Note to self: Never - let yourself get to that. Don't you. Fucking. Ever.


Friday, April 14, 2006

We have acceded

To the Kyoto Protocol!

As a non-Annex I country, we won't actually be bound by collective emissions reductions obligations, or directly cut deals in the emissions trading barter.

But, this positive step (by this government!) to engage in the shared battle plan for climate change by the international community, to me, is just... fantastic. At the very least, we're now able to get involved in Clean Development Mechanism projects with Annex I-ers, and start the whole CER (Certified Emissions Reductions) ball rolling.

Simple things make me happy.

Next on my wish list: India and China get tagged as Economies-in-Transition, making them Annex I-ers. Do we have to wait til after 2012 though?

See also:
  • Singapore Law Blog post
  • Essential background on the relevant international agreements - a whoop-ass orientation for the uninitiated
  • Carbon Briefing by - a great resource for the market-oriented
  • A Kyoto Mechanisms 101 by the International Emissions Trading Association - easy reading

  • Ps. My Youth Environmental Envoy project proposal due in 24 hours - gah! Have yet to whip up some brilliant idea pulled out of my arse and plonked onto paper.

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