From left we’ve got Mike, then that’s a windswept me (!), Phil and Matt. We’re standing in front of Parliament House in our nation’s capital, Canberra on a freezing cold winter’s day. But, as you can see, we’re grinning through the cold!

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On Monday 31 August, the four of us road tripped it from Sydney to Canberra to meet with our government’s Ambassador for Climate Change, the lead negotiator at the UN climate talks, Louise Hand. To talk about, you guessed it, climate change! (more…)

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Hi there,

Yesterday morning I had coffee with 3 members of the Australian government delegation to chat about the Adopt-A-Negotiator project. They were so interested in hearing about the project that my coffee went untouched! Then it was my turn, I asked the delegates if they felt Australia’s vision and current commitments would secure a safe climate future?

Cara chatting with Howard Bamsey member of Bonn delegation, Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Cara chatting with Howard Bamsey member of Bonn delegation, Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Walking out of our meeting, I felt pleased to be able to put faces to names, and get myself and the AAN project out there. But I felt perplexed by the party line answers that were delivered to my questions. I understand that these people are here to do their jobs, and have come with prepared policies, but I was hoping for more passion. They are on the frontline of negotiations, the future of our planet, indeed our futures, weigh heavy on their shoulders. Is expecting passion from policy people an unrealistic ask? (more…)