Capacity Development

Why Disaster Warning And Development Go Hand In Hand

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
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Scidev.net: To engage people in early action we must understand their experience, behaviour and constraints, says disaster policy expert Andrew Collins. Disaster predictions have significant uncertainty that tends to undermine efforts to act on early warnings. In Bangladesh, for example, where there are extensive climatic hazards, people risk their lives by not taking refuge in

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Climate Change: Believing and Seeing Implies Adapting

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
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ScienceDaily: To communicate climate change and adaptation to stakeholders such as European forest owners is a challenge. A capacity to adapt to climate change has, until now, mainly been understood as how trees and forest ecosystems can adapt to climate change and which socio-economic factors determine the implementation of adaptive measures. The new study lead

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Data Gaps Hamper Disaster Risk Reduction

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
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Scidev.net: Reducing risks and losses from natural disasters calls for collaboration between social and natural scientists, who in turn must work with policy makers, communities and development groups, an international expert has said. For example, Bangladesh scientists had forecast the current devastating floods but local communities did not heed their warnings. In the 2010 Pakistan

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Climate Impacts Cost Pakistan Up To $14bn A Year

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
Photo: Last year's floods were the worst in Pakistan's history. Credit: Green Left Australia




The News: The ever-increasing roles of the private sector and businesses in protecting coastal areas and maintaining their ecological integrity were the main topics of discussion at a learning event of the ninth regional meeting of the Mangroves for the Future initiative titled “Resilience, Climate Change and the Private Sector in Sustainable Coastal Management”. Leading

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Tomorrow Is Too Late for Adaptation to Climate Change

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By
Rey Antonio: "I had never seen such high waves." Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS




IPS News: You can still see broken plates, toys, books and some photographs among the rubble that was once the homes of Rey Antonio Acosta’s family and other families in Mar Verde, the beach community where Hurricane Sandy made landfall in this eastern Cuban city. “Come here and see what pain is,” the 12-year-old boy,

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India’s Nexus Between Resources, Climate Change – And Stability

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By
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NATO Review Magazine: Few would predict that growing populations, decreasing resources and climate change will have an effect on security. But what could they be? And how will they affect heavily-populated areas of the world? Michael Kugelman looks at the potential changes for South Asia in general, and India in particular. Few regions are more

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Effectiveness Of Ecosystem‐Based Approaches To Adaptation

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By
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Cambridge Conservation Initiative: Planned adaptation to climate change may be achieved in many different ways. One approach is ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation. Such adaptation may include sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems, as part of an overall adaptation strategy that takes into account the multiple social, economic and cultural co-benefits for local communities. Building

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Climate Change: To Save Trees, Save People

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By
A growing tree absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - the carbon stays in the tree until it is destroyed. Photo: Charles Akena/IRIN




IRIN: Scientists are pushing for changes to a UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss. Environmentalists have long argued the mechanism must also protect biodiversity and forest-dependent communities. Now, ahead of climate talks in Doha, this thinking is finding a broader audience. The mechanism, REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and

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The Latest Predictions On Climate Change Should Shock Us Into Action

Nov 21st, 2012 | By
A villager walks next to a dried Amrapur branch canal near Santalpur village in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters




Guardian: A world four degrees warmer could be too hot to handle, but the exciting prospect of low-carbon living could stop it happening. The question about climate change is no longer whether it is real. The question is what the world is going to look like for our children as they grow up. I have

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Glacial-Paced UN Climate Talks Need Overhaul-Researchers

Nov 21st, 2012 | By
Vehicles are seen in a traffic jam at Doha's corniche on February 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous




Alertnet: Nations working on a deal to fight climate change should cap the size of delegations and use majority voting to overhaul negotiating rules that stifle progress and harm the interests of the poorest nations, researchers said on Sunday. Almost 200 nations will meet in Doha, Qatar, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7 to try

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Transitioning Away From Large-Scale Power Projects: A Simple And Effective Fix For The CDM

Nov 21st, 2012 | By
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SEI: This policy brief, based on SEI research for the High-Level Panel of the CDM Policy Dialogue, shows how large-scale power supply projects may undermine the value and integrity of the CDM and proposes transitioning away from them. Despite years of development, experience, and revision, the Clean Development Mechanism’s method for assessing additionality remains controversial

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Turn Down The Heat: Why 4°C Warmer World Must Be Avoided

Nov 20th, 2012 | By
A glacier field is seen near K2 in the Chinese province of Xinjiang during the summer of 2000. Researchers in Beijing warned this week of "drastic" glacier melt in southwest China. Credit: Spigel Online Photo Gallery




World Bank: This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4° Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4°C world would be

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UN Climate Change Conference Doha 2012: Facts And Way Forward

Nov 20th, 2012 | By
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DAILY UPDATES ON: The 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference : COP18/CMP8 DOHA QATAR Overview – Doha’s largest ever conference About 17,000 people (delegates and visitors) will attend COP18/CMP8 – making it Doha’s largest ever conference. Delegates from 194 nations will be present. There will be about 1,500 journalists from Qatar, the region and the

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Indigenous People Are Direct Victims Of Climate Change

Nov 19th, 2012 | By
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Daily Times: Speakers at a seminar on ‘Climate change: Impacts on Livelihood, Marine and Coastal Resources’ said on Saturday that indigenous people are direct victims of climate change and the state has failed to provide required protection to the people during calamities. The seminar was jointly organised by Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), Pakistan Institute of

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Nepal Prepares For CoP 18: A Consultation Workshop

Nov 19th, 2012 | By
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CNN: Government of Nepal, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology in collaboration with Climate Change Network Nepal/Clean Energy Nepal organized a consultation workshop on “Nepal’s Preparation for COP 18” at Lalitpur on November 12, 2012. The aim of the workshop was to share the issues to be considered in COP 18 to the concerned stakeholders

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Himalayan Glaciers Will Shrink Despite Steady Climate

Nov 19th, 2012 | By
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Zee News: Some glaciers of the Himalayas will continue shrinking for many years to come, even if temperatures hold steady, a Brigham Young University geology professor has predicted. Professor Summer Rupper made her estimation after she conducted a research on Bhutan, a region in the bull’s-eye of the monsoonal Himalayas. Rupper’s most conservative findings indicate

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World Climate Summit To Address Major Challenges

Nov 19th, 2012 | By
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Gulf Times: The third annual World Climate Summit, running alongside the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8) in Doha, is taking place on December 2. The aim of the event, which has Gulf Times as a media partner, is to bring together business, finance and government representatives to attempt to solve and progress major challenges

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UNDP: Doha Talks Could Help Avert Climate Disaster

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
Helen Clark arrives at the launch of a joint China-India Country Study on Low Carbon Development with Dr. Rajendra Pachauri of India, chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, May 12, 2012 (Photo courtesy UNDP)




Environment News Service: “The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in the United States and the Caribbean in recent weeks reminds us how destructive extreme and volatile weather can be. The costs of inaction are increasingly clear to all, as extreme weather inflicts loss of life and livelihoods and the destruction of property and infrastructure on

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It Is Time For The Judiciary To Step In And Avert Climate Catastrophe

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
More than 180 countries have acknowledged and agreed that dangerous climate change poses a real and potentially irreversible threat to humanity and the planet. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA




Guardian: Judicial intervention would de-politicise climate change, restore democracy and protect citizens from human right violations. Military reports warn our governments of the impending problem of oil decline, endangering western society. Science informs our politicians that we have only a few years left to avert dangerous climate change. Still, the public is largely unaware and

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Roots of Deadly 2010 India Flood Identified; Findings Could Improve Warnings

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalaya mountains, as it appeared just a few days before the flood. Credit: Jennifer Spatz, Global Family Travels




Phys.org: On the night of Aug. 5, 2010, as residents slept, water began rushing through Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalayas. Average total rainfall in the area for August is about a half-inch. During this 24-hour period more than 8 inches fell, causing severe damage and leaving 193 dead,

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UMPI Professor Performs Research In Himalayas On Climate Change

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
OSING AT THE YEETSIN HOTEL - After their expedition, research team members returned to Bhutan’s capitol, Thimphu, and experienced the culture, including wearing these gho, traditional dress for men. Standing with UMPI faculty member David Putnam (center) are, from left, his son Aaron Putnam and Dr. Edward Cook, both of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. – Contributed image




Fiddlehead Focus: This fall, a University of Maine at Presque Isle faculty member was able to join his son on the trip of a lifetime: an international research expedition to Bhutan organized by Columbia University that could have far-reaching impacts on issues ranging from climate change to the future of water resources in southern Asia.

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Link Between Global Warming And Drought Questioned

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
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New Scientist: THE world has been suffering more droughts in recent decades, and climate change will bring many more, according to received wisdom. Now it is being challenged by an analysis that questions a key index on which it is based. Predictions of megadroughts affecting Africa and the western side of North America may be

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Project Affected Population And Livelihood Issues In Indian Himalayan Region

Nov 13th, 2012 | By
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Taylor Wilmot: In the twentieth century big dams and other development projects were often associated with progress and prosperous economic development for many countries, including India (Khagram, 2005). Dam development projects entice governments with the promise of hydroelectricity, irrigation, and drinking water for their growing populations. They represent an abundant resource to developing countries (Khagram,

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Asia and Pacific Countries Receive $ 160 Million for Climate Change Action

Nov 13th, 2012 | By
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Schneider Electric: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) wrapped up week-long meetings with more than $ 160 million allocated for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific to expand access to renewable energy, manage forests to conserve their carbon, and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change. “At a time when demand for climate

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Integrated Power Policy-A People Centric Framework For India

Nov 8th, 2012 | By
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Mr. Shankar Sharma: Energy has become a crucial part of the modern society, so much so that per capita availability of energy is considered as an indicator of Human Development. However, the social, economic and environmental impacts of demand/supply of energy are so great that only a holistic and objective consideration of all the related

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Former UN Official Says Climate Report Will Shock Nations Into Action

Nov 7th, 2012 | By
"I'm confident those scientific findings will create new political momentum" ... Yvo De Boer. Photo: Bloomberg




The Sunday Morning Herald: THE next United Nations climate report will ”scare the wits out of everyone” and should provide the impetus needed for the world to finally sign an agreement to tackle global warming, the former head of the UN negotiations said. Yvo de Boer, the UN climate chief during the 2009 Copenhagen climate

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EU Grants 1.2m Euros For Climate Change Study: Pakistan

Nov 7th, 2012 | By
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Tribune: The European Union has provided a grant of 1.2 million euros for conducting a climate change impact assessment study in Swat basin in the wake of Munda Dam multi-purpose project in Mohmand Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). For the study, a joint venture comprising two renowned firms – AHT of Germany

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Nepal Faces Shortage Of Young Scientists

Nov 7th, 2012 | By
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Scidev.net: With few students enrolling for science and technology (S&T) courses at the higher educationlevel, Nepal faces a serious shortage of scientists in the near future, experts say. S&T is not attractive enough for students, delegates at the sixth National Conference on Science and Technology, organised by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology in

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Nepal’s Development Results Impressive Despite Headwinds: UN

Nov 6th, 2012 | By
Participants in a function organised on the occasion of UN Day in UN House Lalitpur on Friday October 2, 2012. Nepalnews.com/ANA




Nepal News: Untied Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Robert Piper Friday said that Nepal’s development indicators have been impressive despite challenges. “Significant results have been achieved and Nepal’s development indicators continue to improve. These results are all the more impressive given the headwinds development efforts have faced over the last decade in this country,” Piper

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Science Academies’ Role In Development: Presidents Reveal It All

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
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  Scidev.net: Science academies in South Asia have varied histories, methods of funding and degrees of autonomy and influence, and their countries have different development priorities. But when SciDev.Net talked to the heads of many of these organisations recently, on the sidelines of the first summit of South Asian science academies — from Afghanistan, Bangladesh,

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Nepal To Share Micro Hydel Skills In Region

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
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Ekantipur: The Nepali expertise in developing micro-hydropower projects to help rural communities meet their energy demands will soon be imparted to other countries in the region and beyond. Experts with the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), under the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, will be offering technical assistance and training in developing micro-hydropower projects

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Why Businesses Must Focus On Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
Adaptation means recognizing and preparing for impacts like water stress, coastal flooding, or supply chain disruptions. Photo credit: Flickr/dachalan




WRI: This week, Hurricane Sandy drew attention to the increasing climate-related risks for communities and businesses. More and more companies are recognizing and reporting on actions they’re taking to “mitigate” climate change, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency, renewable power, and cleaner vehicles. Now, businesses are finding they’ll also need to “adapt” to

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Biodiversity Protection Needs Community Input

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
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Scidevnet: A pledge to increase support for biodiversity targets in developing countries is welcome, but care for indigenous people is vital too. This month’s meeting of the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in Hyderabad in India, came as a reality check on the capacity of

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Kaira For Regional Cooperation To Manage Climate Change, Risks

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
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AP of Pakistan: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Thursday that Pakistan realizes that managing climate change and the accompanying risks were not possible without regional cooperation and coordinated efforts. Speaking at a meeting on “Engaging SAARC for Disaster Resilience” here he said that disaster risk reduction needs to be a

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Global Warming Threatens Agricultural Productivity In Africa And South Asia

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
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Environmental Research Web: The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Christensen et al. 2007) has, with greater confidence than previous reports, warned the international community that the increase in anthropogenic greenhouse-gas emissions will result in global climate change. One of the most direct and threatening impacts it may have on

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Adapting to Climate Change: Assessing World Bank Group Experience

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
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IEG of World Bank: Developing countries are not yet well adapted even to current climate risks: floods, droughts and storm.  Yet those risks are becoming harsher as the world warms, climate extremes become more intense, and the oceans rise – the consequences of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. This evaluation draws lessons from World Bank Group

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Towns in Argentina Unite to Confront Climate Change

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
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IPS News: Through everyday practices like avoiding the use of disposable products and sorting garbage for recycling, communities in the Argentine interior are joining forces to implement more effective environmental policies. Over 30 small and medium-sized municipalities in Argentina are jointly developing policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The idea is to raise awareness

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UN’s Clean Development Mechanism Set For 2013 Revamp

Nov 1st, 2012 | By
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The Sunday Morning Herald: The Clean Development Mechanism, the United Nations program designed to lower greenhouse-gas emissions in developing countries, is set to be revamped next year as initial commitments under the Kyoto Protocol expire. “Everything is on the table” for making the program more effective, Niclas Svenningsen, manager of strategy and policy development at

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Water Wealth and Energy in the Indian Himalayas

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
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Kelly D. Alley: The Himalayas is a place of majesty where glaciers hug the world’s tallest mountains, snow melt and precipitation combine to form the water of many vibrant river systems, and millennia of cultural and linguistic diversity guide human life ways. The Silk Roads of the past navigated this complex region and laid pathways

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Growing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Due to Meat Production

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
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UNEP: Both intensive (industrial) and non-intensive (traditional) forms of meat production result in the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs). As meat supply and consumption increase around the world, more sustainable food systems must be encouraged. Why is this issue important? For many thousands of years, mankind has lived in close proximity with numerous animal species,

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Teaching Climate Change, Recycling And Natural Resources: Ideas And Activities

Oct 30th, 2012 | By
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Guardian: Emma Drury delves into the Guardian Teacher Network resource bank goody bag to deliver some eco lesson treats. Coming back after the half-term break attentions will soon start to focus on the inevitable excesses of Christmas – parties, presents and food. So it’s an ideal time to look at how, as individuals, schools and

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Bangladesh Resistant Rice May Not Fill Food Gap – Experts

Oct 30th, 2012 | By
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Alertnet: Bangladesh is about to release five new drought- and salt-tolerant rice varieties to help farmers cope with rising salinity and more frequent droughts – but some scientists and researchers say the yields are little better than those of current types and will not be sufficient to meet rising demand in the face of climate

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The Politics Of ‘Climate Silence’

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
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Huffingtonpost: As has been noted relentlessly this week, Monday evening’s third and final presidential debate marked the first time since the 1980s that American presidential or vice presidential contenders were neither asked about, nor inclined to offer up on their own, opinions on climate change and what ought to be done about it. For environmentalists

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Climate Change Mitigation ‘Far Cheaper Than Inaction’

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
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Nature: Tackling the global climate crisis could reap significant economic benefits for both developed and developing countries, according to a new report. The impacts of climate change and a carbon-intensive economy cost the world around US$1.2 trillion a year — 1.6 per cent of the total global GDP (gross domestic product), states ‘Climate Vulnerability Monitor:

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It May Be Too Late to Stop Global Warming

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
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ABC News: Here’s a dark secret about the earth’s changing climate that many scientists believe, but few seem eager to discuss: It’s too late to stop global warming. Greenhouse gasses pumped into the planet’s atmosphere will continue to grow even if the industrialized nations cut their emissions down to the bone. Furthermore, the severe measures

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Climate Variability And Extrement Weather Events

Oct 26th, 2012 | By
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  Climate Expert: Climate variability refers to the variations in the mean state of the climate. Variations are per se a natural feature of a climate system, but recent trends show a massive increase in global mean temperature and a linkage between temperature increase and CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. And as data continue to

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Asian Children Want Greater Involvement In Disaster Risk Reduction

Oct 26th, 2012 | By
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 Alertnet: Governments across Asia must involve children when they plan and implement projects to help disaster-prone communities mitigate risks and the impact, youth participants at a regional ministerial meeting said. The young representatives said children must be engaged as active agents of change in their communities, instead of being seen as helpless victims. “Including children

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Will Climate Change Lead To More Droughts?

Oct 26th, 2012 | By
FAQ on drought :  Historic Drought Cripples Farms And Ranches In American West




Guardian: Although climate change is expected to lead to slightly more rainfall at the global level, the timing and distribution of that rain is likely to change, increasing the chance of drought in some regions. The details are very difficult to predict, however. This is partly because regional climate impacts are strongly dependent on large-scale

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New Ways To Communicate Climate Change And Adaptation…

Oct 25th, 2012 | By
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IIED: We know that real change takes place when we learn by doing, and as development specialists we are all very good at telling people what to do. But as researchers and practitioners engaged in a shared learning process for change we still have a very long way to go. Recent work was done by

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Climate Researchers Blaze An Uncertain Trail

Oct 25th, 2012 | By
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Tanzanian farmers use cell phones to document climate change, keeping track of how new pests and weather patterns affect their crops. Their work is the product of a unique climate change research method pioneered by Swiss-based scientists. “Our first slightly naïve idea was that we would need to communicate climate change information to the farmers,”

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Flood Disasters, Environmental Policy And Sustainable Development

Oct 25th, 2012 | By
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  Leadership: There were floods. Lives were lost. Property was destroyed. Victims are still living on a wing and a prayer.  The government threw N17.6billion at them. Curiously, throughout the recent national broadcast on measures being put in place to stem the tide, climate change – the primary cause of the problem – was not

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From Climate Antagonists To Low-Carbon Protagonists

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By
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The Changing Role of the Gulf OPEC States in the UNFCCC. Surging domestic energy consumption in the Gulf region is increasingly threatening oil and gas export revenues. The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are initiating multiple experiments to improve energy efficiency and introduce renewable energy, prompting the emergence of new domestic actors. Still,

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India Expands Its Biodiversity Databases

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By
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Scidev.net: India is expanding its biodiversity databases and linking them in a network so that policymakers for programmes that address biodiversity, climate changeand socio-economic concerns have ready access to information. An Indian Bioresources Information Network (IBIN) was launched this month (11 October) by M. S. Swaminathan, eminent crop scientist and founder of the M.S. Swaminathan

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Acting On Disaster Warnings: Don’t Miss The Human Factor

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By
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SciDev.Net: We need to understand why some people act on early warnings while others ignore them, says disaster preparedness specialist Sudhir Kumar. The Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 11 March 2011 challenged global ideas about responding to disasters. It showed that structural defences alone, such as breakwaters, coastal dykes and tidal barriers,

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India Plays Crucial Role Protecting Sacred Himalayan Sites

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By
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WWF: The birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal, a mountain revered as the centre of the universe in Tibet, long-standing monasteries in Bhutan, and majestic alpine lakes in India are among the many sacred natural sites in the Eastern Himalayas that have been preserved by traditional belief systems that place a high value on nature,

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Pakistan Should Take Strong Position On Global Climate Change Issues

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By
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Business Recorder: A renowned Climate Scientist, Professor Dr Qamar-Uz-Zaman Chaudhry remained the director general of Pakistan Meteorological Department between 1996 and 2010. He is a research scientist in the fields of Global Warming & Climate Change, Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Hydrology and Seismology. He has produced more than 70 research papers and articles, published in national

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Adaptation To Climate Change’ Should Be Focus

Oct 19th, 2012 | By
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Business Day live: Attempts to control or curb the emission of greenhouse gases, linked by science to the overall rise in global temperatures, were “probably too late to arrest the inevitable trend of global warming”, two scientists, one from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), said in an opinion piece published in the peer

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Welcome To The UN’s Secret Climate Adaptation Summit

Oct 19th, 2012 | By
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COP11 in Hyderabad is probably the biggest climate adaptation conference you have never heard of. Representatives from 192+ countries have travelled to India, drawing a crowd of 14,000 delegates to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) bi-annual summit. But aside from a solitary New York Times journalist who arrived on Monday, media coverage outside

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South Asian Children Abused, Put To Work After Climate Disasters

Oct 18th, 2012 | By
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Alertnet: South Asian children suffer physical violence and sexual abuse in the wake of climate-related disasters, and some are sent out to work or to beg for food and money, according to new research that includes firsthand accounts from children. Interviews, group discussions and consultations with more than 3,400 disaster-affected children and nearly 1,200 adults

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Climate Change Awareness In Africa And Asia ‘Varies Greatly’

Oct 18th, 2012 | By
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Scidenet: For women living in rural areas of developing countries, levels of vulnerability to climate change and the capacity to adapt to its impacts varies greatly — with some even more resilient than men, three pilot studies in Africa and Asia has revealed. Researchers found that women’s abilities to cope with various climate change impacts

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