Greetings from Longyearbeyen
We landed just 1400 km from North Pole… Surroundings is incredible after long time on the road everyting is getting smoothly. Glacier meeting town, sea and tundra flovers. Never ending sun is shining with burning strength, 10 degrees above zero. Only a unexpectedly great dinner in last civilization and we are leaving harbour on night sailing even more to the north.
DateJune 27, 2011
Indonesian Investment Chief talks to GI on climate change
Gita Wirjawan heads up the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board. He talked to GLOBAL IDEAS about the impact of climate change on his country and how Indonesia deals with the challenge.
DateJune 16, 2011
12 hour solar flight – Watch live!
The Solar Impulse project of Betrand Piccard and pilot André Borschberg is aiming to let a solar powered plane circle the world by 2014 at the latest. In his latest test flight – the first international one – Borschberg headed from Payerne airport in Switzerland to Brussels in Belgium.
GLOBAL IDEAS talked to André Borschberg while he was cruising 3,800 meters abover Switzerland. Listen to what he had to say:
DateMay 13, 2011
GLOBAL IDEAS goes HD
The GLOBAL IDEAS project has been running for nearly one and a half years now. And if there’s one thing our climate reporters have learned in this time it’s that climate change is super-complex and that important but small details are easy to miss. So, as a first step in the way to get the whole picture more accurately we have started to put on better goggles – and equipped our cameras with sharper vision.
Starting today we’ll put online video footage from our reporters in High Definition quality. We hope to be following this up very soon with our first GLOBAL IDEAS documentary that you can watch online in HD.
For starters here’s some HD footage of the amazing biodiversity our reporters came across on their recent trip to Costa Rica:
And here another one from Madagascar:
DateMay 9, 2011
Study: Climate Policy in China – Groundwork for Sustainable Growth?
Andreas Dittrich, Editor at the German Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung) has written an report about climate policy in the Chinese People’s Republic. The country is often described as the killjoy of international climate talks, because it has not accepted binding targets for reducing emissions. But China is actually pursuing an ambitious climate policy, the report explains. You will find the the very interesting text right here.
DateApril 28, 2011