Lost in Climate Change Reports

The UN’s next global climate change conference is fast approaching. Hosted by France, the conference aims to achieve a new international agreement on the climate with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. This is not a new goal as we know – the Copenhagen Meeting in 2009 also wanted to reach the same.

Those interested might find it useful to read some recent reports on the topic to keep themselves up to date. However, by starting with the probably most well-known ones (IPCC’s climate change reports), one surely realises that their language becomes very hard to understand. In a recent article, a number of scientists analysed the language used by IPCC and concluded that her studies have become less readable over time.… Read the rest

CAP reform conference December 19th 2011

The Commission in co-operation with the Parliament is organising a conference ‘CAP reform through analytical lenses‘ to provide a forum for discussion on the CAP reform legislative proposals with researchers and scientists. The event will take place during the meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural development to be held in Brussels on Monday 19 December and will be web-streamed. The agenda for the meeting is here.

This post is written by Alan MatthewsRead the rest