Please find below a list of climate related blogs by RINGO members as well as those with a working affiliation with RINGOs.  If you have a blog that you would like added to the list, please contact Beth Martin, a RINGO co-Focal Point, at martin@wustl.edu.

Disclaimer: As a constituency, the RINGOs do not advocate for particular outcomes in the negotiations.  These sites represent the views of individual members, not the views of the RINGOs constituency or Washington University in St. Louis in general.


General Blogs on Climate and COP

Bach, Tracy - Vermont Law School - VLS COP Blog

Botwright, Kimberley - ICTSD - Bridges Trade BioRes Paris Updates

Bowman, Christina - University of Maryland (YOUNG RINGO) - University of Maryland’s student blog: Dispatches from Paris

Byrne, Adam - University College London - UCL on COP

Cage, Patrick - Tropical Forest Group - Tropical Forest Group: Paris Agreement News, Analytics, and Timeline

Chatrchyan,  Allison M., Cornell University - Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future blog: COP21

Goldmann, Mattias - Fores - limatforhandling - Blog + COP guide (Swedish and English)Top Five Room For Improvement (EN)

Hansen, Suzanne Savanick Macalester College (YOUNG RINGO) - Climate Talks: Dispatches from Paris

Honegger, Matthias – Perspectives Climate Change - Bite-Sized Recap Videos of COP Developments

HouChristine - Tuck School of Business (YOUNG RINGO) - Tuck at UN Climate Change Talks

Husic, Diane - Moravian College (YOUNG RINGO) - Student Researchers representing the American Chemical Society - blogStanding Up to Fear: COP21 in Paris

Jensen, Eric - Swarthmore College (YOUNG RINGO) - Student and Professor Blog

Leary, Neil - Dickinson College (YOUNG RINGO) - Perspectives on COP21 Blog

Magallanes, Catherine Iorns - Victoria University of Wellington Law School (YOUNG RINGO) - Deconstructing Paris - Text & Commentary

Martin, Beth - Washington University in St. Louis (YOUNG RINGO) - Following the Climate Negotiations

Meisner, Mark S., International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) - International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) BlogHow Press Conferences are Becoming Increasingly Important at Climate SummitsA Tale of Two Narratives: Decarbonization Promises and Actual Fossil Fuel SubsidiesThe Art of Climate Communication & Dreaming of a Just Transition at COP21Mitigation, Adaptation and Sustainable Development Mechanisms at COP21: Acronyms, Actions and AkonWhat is “Resilience” at COP21?Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance: Multimedia Community Engagement Around Sea Level RiseA State of Emergency & Latent Exigence During COP21Glocal news and COP21COP@21: A Reluctant Climate Justice Activist-Scholar Blog Post

Mercer-Taylor, Beth - University of Minnesota - University of Minnesota goes to Paris for COP 21

Milkoreit, Manjana - Arizona State University - Because It Matters: Climate Change, Cognition, Change in Complex Systems, Social Innovation, and Conflict

Pinto, Juliet and Pezzullo, Phaedra - International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) and Florida International University - FIU Sea Level Solutions Center Blog

Rooney Varga, Juliette - University of Massachusetts Lowell - Climate Change Initiative

Stabinsky, Doreen - College of the Atlantic - Earth in Brackets

Sterman,  John -  MIT & ClimateInteractive at COP: Blogs and Media - Climate negotiation role-play in Paris feels like the real thingDaily ScoreboardWorld Climate ProjectClimate Interactive BlogThe Road to a Paris Climate Deal - NYTFeature: Choosing a climate future in Paris

Talib, Joshua - The University of Reading - The Social Metwork--COP 22



Bodansky, Daniel - Arizona State University - Is the Paris Agreement Historic?Reflections on the Paris Conference  

Falk, Donald - University of Arizona - Arizona COP21

Howarth, Robert Warren - Cornell University - Observations by one of Cornell’s delegates\

Nicholas, Kimberly - Stanford University - The first week of COP21 – Reflections From a Researcher

Osofsky, Hari - University of Minnesota Law School – Opinio Juris - Success in the Paris Climate Negotiations in Broader ContextTransparency and Access at the Paris Negotiations

Sindico, Francesco - University of Strathclyde Law School - Cooperative Mechanisms, Loss and Damage and Transparency at COP21: Not Landed Yet December 11, 2015

Sterner, Thomas - EfD -Terribly slow but still a very slight step forward in Paris 2015-12-14Third day of meeting focused on resilience and adaptation: Thomas Sterner blogs from COP21

Tyldesley, Sally - The Royal Society - Path to COP Analysis

Wiseman, John - Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Melbourne University - Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Melbourne University: Paris COP 21 Blog


Research Institution Non-Governmental Organisations - RINGOs

RINGOs are organizations engaged in independent research and analysis aimed at developing sound strategies to address both the causes and consequences of global climate change. RINGOs are a constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Constituency groups consist of non-governmental organizations that are admitted as observers at sessions of the Conference, and function as a way for the secretariat and stakeholders to maintain communication and interactions. During the COP and Subsidiary Body meetings of the UNFCCC the RINGOs organize meetings to discuss the developments of the negotiations. RINGOs have also been represented at workshops organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat. RINGO activities are co-ordinated by a steering committee. If you are interested in participating in the RINGO constituency you can contact the RINGO Focal Point, hosted at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Belgium.

Distinguishing criteria of the RINGO constituency are:

•   All organisations are not-for-profit.

•   Committed to addressing climate change in a constructive manner.

•   Actively involved in seeking ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate impacts.

•   Independent in that it is not expected that all organisations within the constituency would ascribe to the same view on any one particular issue.  Typical RINGO contributions would provide a range of views that may or may not be complementary.

•   Regularly participate in side meetings of the RINGO constituency during COP and SB meetings.

•   Work to play a bridging role: between science and policy; business and environmental organisations; North and South; etc.