Pat Finnegan

Pat Finnegan, founder and director of GRIAN, the Greenhouse Ireland Action Network, argues that the “pieces of the jigsaw puzzle” that will become the post-Kyoto agreement are in place in the current drafts texts, but that the hard work toward refining those texts is just starting. He also talks about how the “formally informal” meetings in Bonn have morphed into a precursor to the upcoming Bangkok meetings and says progress suffered from delegates being unwilling to show their hands early, and he discusses the problems of guaranteeing compliance among parties. Also see Pat Finnegan speaking from Copenhagen, Barcelona in 2009, Bangkok in 2009, and Bonn in June 2009.