New Adopt a Negotiator webinar: Writing about National Climate Commitments

On Monday night, Christian Teriete from TckTckTck, Denise Fontanilla of Jubilee South and I had a chat with Adopt a Negotiator’s Chris Wright about how to communicate the upcoming Intended Nationally Determined Commitments national plans for facing up to climate change from 2020 on. If there’s ever been a time to write about Climate Change, its […]

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Herald interview: Climate change talks: Dead rats and other ‘disturbing metaphors’

Twelve hours before the Lima climate talks ended, John Weekes from the Herald interviewed me about developments. Luckily, I called it right, and the talks ended just as predicted. Talk of swallowing dead rats and “circumcisions turning into amputations” has spiced up the fragile global climate change talks dragging on in Peru. New Zealand lawyer […]

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On TckTckTck: Five key take-aways from last week’s Social PreCOP

David Tong is the Chair of the P3 Foundation. Last week, Venezuela hosted an unprecedented PreCOP meeting between ministers and negotiators from 40 countries  and representatives from some 80 civil society organisations and social movements worldwide. Here are five important points about the Social PreCOP to know before next month’s climate talks in Lima. 1) The […]

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Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Lawyers Association Condemns Killing of Filipino Lawyer

The following statement appeared on the website of the Human Rights Lawyers Association of Aotearoa/NZ. Attorney Rodolfo R. Felicio, a member of the National Union of Peoples Lawyers, was gunned down while working on a land dispute in Rizal, east of Manila. Two caretakers of the disputed land were also injured in the attack. Attorney […]

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Profiled in LawTalk

Issue 848 of LawTalk just published a very flattering profile of me and the work I do with the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education. You can read it online here or in the full magazine. Young lawyer David Tong spreads himself across a plethora of different causes. Perhaps unsurprisingly one which he feels very […]

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In the Herald: UN Climate talks: Rioting outside, hunger strikes inside

The Herald’s Element magazine ran my column from inside the Warsaw climate talks: Adopt a Negotiator Fellow and Kiwi David Tong reports from the climate talks in Warsaw, Poland: Earlier this month, Poland celebrated National Independence Day. The United Nations climate Secretariat warned everyone here in Warsaw attending the climate talks to be careful, because […]

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