About this blog
Welcome to my blog - I'm Charles Reed and I advise the Church of England on foreign policy issues.
This blog covers a variety of topics from US foreign policy to European politics and the Middle East - and whatever else happens to be in the news or catch my attention.
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Tag Archives: Climate Change
It’s nearly the end of the year, and traditionally the time when we look back and try to make sense of the past 12 months. My suggestion for the word of the year is ‘contagion’. Contagion in the sense that … Continue reading
The Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd Michael Langrish has written a challenging opinion piece on food security that appears in this week’s edition of the Church Times. In case you don’t read the Church Times or miss this week’s edition … Continue reading
Today, at the start of the Anglican Alliance’s Regional Consultation in Sao Paulo, Sally Keeble, the Alliance’s Director launched the Alliance’s website. This is a significant and exciting moment in the life of this new body. What is striking about … Continue reading
I’m flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil, later today for a week-long regional consultation on climate change organised by the Anglican Alliance for Relief, Development and Advocacy. Having helped to set up the Alliance I’m looking forward to seeing the Alliance in … Continue reading
Last week’s photo essay took us back a year to the first days of the Coalition Government. This week’s photo essay lurches us forward to London 2050. This photo is one of a series of postcards that features in … Continue reading
The events in North Africa and the Middle East might now seem like a regular feature on the news agenda, but we shouldn’t forget that they caught us unaware. In our rush to speculate on how the Arab Awakening might eventually play … Continue reading
A Greenpeace activist holds a figure of the US Statue of Liberty, during their symbolic ‘Sinking Icons’ activity, by submerging icons of world-famous buildings, in Cancun, Mexico, on December 8, 2010 during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change … Continue reading
Following my earlier post on the subject, what are we to make of the climate agreement reached in Cancun over the weekend? The Cancun Agreement usefully builds on the rather toxic Copenhagen Accord of the previous year. It begins to … Continue reading
A year after the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, negotiators will reconvene on Monday this time in Cancun, Mexico for the start of two weeks of talks on climate change. Will Cancun succeed where Copenhagen failed? What are the stumbling … Continue reading