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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Hot Topic: We play dirty at the climate talks too: New Zealand’s dirty politics of climate

Sparked by the dirty politics scandal, I shared my experiences of New Zealand’s aggressive, dirty politics at the climate talks: Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics and the subsequent revelations have shaken New Zealand’s Government. On Saturday, Minister of Justice Judith Collins resigned, facing allegations of interfering with Serious Fraud Office investigations. On Sunday, the Inspector General […]

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Fellow at Adopt a Negotiator

Adopt a Negotiator is a blog and media team that the Global Call for Climate Action runs to cover the UN climate negotiations. Each year, they select around ten young climate communicators from over 1,500 applicants from around the world to track their countries’ negotiators, give us a stack of bold “Negotiator Tracker” t-shirts, train […]

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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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Photographer, Climate Peoples and Humans of the UN Climate Talks

I enjoy taking photos of interesting people – and I think the international climate movement brims with fascinating, diverse characters. In 2013, I worked closely with members of UKYCC from the launch of Humans of the UN Climate Talks, becoming one of the main photographers. Amongst others, I photographed UN General Assembly president John Ashe, UNDP […]

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