Posts tagged #Benjamin Brooking

Benjamin Brooking: The Rue to Paris

Paris2015 has begun and yesterday marked the largest gathering of world leaders on one day in one place in the history of the UN.

Wait... but why? What's the big deal? The big deal is the biggest deal on climate change in the history of big climate change deals. Before packing our bags I spoke with David Tong of Fast for the Climate ( to get a bit of insight into the past 20 years of the UN climate negotiations, and explore why Paris2015 is the big one... but definitely not the last one.

Posted on December 2, 2015 and filed under UN Climate Talks 2015.

Benjamin Brooking: It's not too late - apply to join me at COP 21!

Applications have almost closed to join AYLI's delegation to COP21 in Paris! There's still time to submit your application. So If you are still trying to make up your mind then have a quick look over these photos I took at last years conference in Lima, Peru. Then hurry and send in your application before the end of the day!

Benjamin Brooking: Ministry for the Environment just opened public consultations

Short personal story - going to COP20 in Lima last December was the first time I've felt embarrassment as a New Zealander in the wider world. Our government, acting on our behalf, was doing far less than necessary to ensure a successful and robust international climate agreement. But now we have a chance to change that.

Benjamin Brooking: Conference of Youth: In Pictures

I was privileged to speak about my experiences at COP20 to one of my sponsors last night. COP was such an immense, intense, cathartic experience that within the 20 minute discussion I could really only give a brief overview of all that happened. But, one thing I was thanked for in particular was including plenty of photos from the adventure.