In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Yvo de Boer, the man who led the UN into the Copenhagen climate talks and is now an advisor to KPMG, answers your questions.
On the final day of the Cancun climate talks, Yvo discusses the progress made towards a comprehensive global climate treaty, the (lack of) future for a global carbon tax, and how crucial emissions trading schemes are.
Next in the hotseat is Peter Voser, the chief executive of Shell, who will be answering your questions on this site next Friday, December 17th. Send in your questions for consideration by the end of today – Friday, December 10th – to email@example.com.
But for now, over to Yvo:
Yvo de Boer, the former head of the UN’s climate change department and the man who led the UN’s efforts at Copenhagen, has said he doesn’t think a global carbon tax will ever be agreed.
Answering questions from Energy Source readers, de Boer said:
Personally, I don’t see a global carbon tax ever being agreed.
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In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Ditlev Engel, CEO of Vestas, the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer, answers your questions on the future of wind power.
In the first of two parts, Ditlev defends his industry’s government subsidies, explains his company’s decision to axe 3,000 jobs and discusses the major global obstacles to developing wind energy.
In the second part, to be published later this morning, he will talk about the inefficiencies of wind power and the impact of the recession on Vestas.
Next in the hotseat is Yvo de Boer, the former head of the UN’s climate change boyd and the man who led the UN at Copenhagen. He is now an advisor at KPMG and will be answering your questions on this site next Friday, December 10th. Send in your questions for consideration by the end of Monday, December 6th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
But for now, over to Ditlev:
Many thanks for all your questions for Ditlev Engel, the CEO of Vestas. His answers will appear on this site on Friday.
Next week, the person in the hotseat will be Yvo de Boer, the man who tried, and failed, to lead the UN to a binding climate change agreement in Copenhagen. He is now an advisor to KPMG, and on the final day of the Cancun summit, he will be on hand to talk about all things climate change.
Send in your questions on anything from why Copenhagen failed to whether the US will walk away from Cancun, or what role business has to play in any agreement.
Email all your questions to email@example.com by the end of Monday, December 6th.
As ministers, negotiators, NGOs and reporters prepare to jet off to Cancun for the annual UN climate talks, five prominent delegates outline what they want to see from the next two weeks of talks.
Keep your eye on Energy Source throughout the Cancun summit for Fiona’s regular posts, plus thoughts from other delegates around the summit.
Are you going to Cancun? Comment below on what you want to see happen. And if you want to post for the FT on your experiences while there, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.