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The Verb
The Verb is about telling the stories that matter. Operating as an international newswire service on environmental issues, The Verb is a group of young professionals bringing their technical expertise of environmental issues into the media and communications space. Reporting from the UN climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland later this year and is excited to be working with a number of partner organisations.

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Fight Fire With Fire: Article 6 and the Changing World

(3) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 4:18 PM

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -- Nelson Mandela

Negotiations have already kicked off in Lima, but there is one Article of the convention that isn't garnering much attention.

Article 6, a two-part article that addresses the implementation of education and public...

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The Widows of Saweto

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 12:53 PM

Dozens of faces painted with traditional markings joined the widows of Saweto in Lima, Peru, in solidarity and mourning. Grieving families consoled one another, including those of Edwin Chota and three other Peruvian community leaders who were killed whilst defending their land against illegal loggers in September this year.


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A 5 Minute History of Climate Politics

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Today begins the UNFCCC's COP20 which, since the failure of the Copenhagen Accord, will build on the Durban Platform which follows the Bali Roadmap and the Warsaw Outcomes to replace the Kyoto Protocol. Overwhelmed? Fair enough. Confused? Don't be.

The world of international climate politics seems almost indulgently complex. Yet...

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Lost in COP

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 4:37 PM



Forget plenary halls and meeting rooms -- or even Room Lublin and Katowicke. Here's The Verb's guide to the actual rooms of any UNFCCC meeting.

1. Cloak room: Who knows what's concealed in the pockets...

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Snow White's Apples

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 6:55 PM

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Polish apples have become the unlikely talking point in climate change talks last week. As Yeb Sano of the Philippines made a passionate plea to his fellow delegates to urgently act on climate change, other...
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Filipino Typhoon Encore

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 3:07 PM

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For the second year in a row, UN climate change negotiations take place in the wake of a typhoon striking the Philippines. Last year at the COP18 in Doha, the Filipino climate...

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Intellectual Property Rights With Pachauri

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 2:24 PM


In an interview with The Verb, Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has called for greater collaboration between organisations from all over the world in the development of new technologies...

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Australia Won't Be Missed

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 8:26 PM


"If you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu," said Erwin Jackson of The Climate Institute incapsulating the unusual move by the newly elected Australian government in not sending a minister to...

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