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Day 7. #COP23 Bonn. Vinaka. My last day!

  Vinaka is thank you in Fijian. I have now completed my stint at COP. I have gained much more than I gave. So many lessons learnt from my side and many of ours in National Trust Wales shared. It … Continue reading

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Day 6 #COP23 from Bonn. Au maru

Au maru is ‘I’m happy’ in Fijian (not sure if you remember but Fiji holds the seat this time for the climate change talks… hence all the Fijian language over the last few days!) Tomorrow International National Trust Organisation and ICOMOS … Continue reading

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Day 4 COP23 Bonn. Bula Vinaka

Bula Vinaka is a warm welcome in Fijian which was the greeting we got this morning in the first event . Warm welcome but big subject. Loss and damage leading to climate justice. The pacific islands as they say have almost … Continue reading

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Day 2 COP23 from Bonn. Bula

Day 2 and things are starting to settle into the COP routine. The word ‘Bula’ is welcome in Fijian (the presidency of COP23 is under Fiji) but also the name of the second COP site located about 1km from where I’m … Continue reading

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Day 1 COP23 Bonn. ‘Talanoa’

Here again at a COP. By the way Talanoa is a site within COP but also a Fijian word for a safe place to sit down and have a chat to ‘have it out’ which I really  like. I’m here as … Continue reading

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Where there’s muck there’s…. problems oh and opportunities. Diffuse pollution and a future energy source but how?

A few organisations have just started working on a joint project to deal with diffuse pollution from farm-yard manure through the use of Anaerobic Digesters (AD) but using something called a Dry AD approach, which is not as it sounds … Continue reading

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Heat pumps. Renewable energy generation or efficient use of electricity? Which one?

Paul and I have been having a debate around what sort of energy a heat pump produces. Does it sit in the ‘energy efficiency camp” and should be counted as efficient use of electricity or does it lean towards Renewable … Continue reading

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