UNFCC-CoP18

Framing Sustainable Development Goals With Mountain Perspectives: Post Rio+20 Actions

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
Rio-CHI-The future of mountains




Dr. Madhav Karki writes about the commitments made by the member countries during Rio+20 summit on various sustainable development goals (SDGs) on low carbon green economy principles and good governance practices, in socio-economic and environmental perspectives. He argues that post Rio+20 actions should be more cohesive, participatory, multi-disciplinary and simple in approach, so that they

[continue reading…]






Decisions Adopted By COP 18 And CMP 8

Feb 6th, 2013 | By
The opening ceremony of the 18th United Nations climate change conference on Nov. 26.




Decisions adopted by COP 18 and CMP 8 COP 18 CMP 8 Agreed outcome pursuant to the Bali Action Plan (216 kB) The Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 3, paragraph 9 Advancing the Durban Platform (63 kB) Addressing the Implications of decisions -2/CMP.7 to -5/CMP.7 on the previous decisions on

[continue reading…]






Making Policy Work For Grassroots: Climate Adaptation in Dryland

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
Dry land-grazing




WoTR: Recommendation to the Adaptation committee. Adaptation has been given short shrift – in terms of priority, focus, and resources, particularly finance. In spite of the much greater attention on mitigation, it has not delivered; nor is it likely that it will. This makes adaptation even more important an issue. Because of near-inaction on mitigation

[continue reading…]






Indian Minister’s Advisor Calls For Year-Long UN Climate Talks

Jan 11th, 2013 | By
Varad-Pande-india-Source-IISD-466px




Varad Pande, Officer on Special Duty to Jairam Ramesh, the rural development minister and former environment minister says more work is needed to break through the deadlocks. “We need to make negotiations an ongoing, rather than an episodic, process, with at least 120 to 150 days of active negotiations every year,” Pande wrote in India’s

[continue reading…]






Costa Rica Presents Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Model Initiatives

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
logo_sector_agro




IISD: During the Doha Climate Change Conference, Costa Rica, with assistance from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), presented seven examples of how agriculture can both mitigate and adapt to climate change. The presentations were made by Costa Rica’s Environment and Agriculture Ministers at a side event to COP 18. Agriculture Minister Gloria Abraham Peralta

[continue reading…]






Fair-Weather Friends?

Jan 7th, 2013 | By
nepal-cdknphoto




My Republica: Nepal is chairing the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the year 2013 and 2014. Recently, in one of the programs organised at the side-lines of the 18th Conference of Parties (COP 18) meeting held in Doha, Qatar, the outgoing chair Gambia handed

[continue reading…]






Has The Kyoto Protocol Done More Harm Than Good?

Jan 4th, 2013 | By
Kyoto emission




New Scientist: Fifteen years after its painful birth in Kyoto, Japan, the world’s first legally binding agreement to limit emissions of greenhouse gases ended this week. For some it is a victorious conclusion. The 37 industrial nations that stuck with the protocol after the US pulled out in 2005 say they exceeded their promises, cutting

[continue reading…]






Back From The Climate Cliff

Jan 4th, 2013 | By
Nepal women




Nepali Times: The climate conference in Doha last month was another missed opportunity to stop the catastrophic warming of the planet. Known by its wordy official name, the 18th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was also confined to just that: words.The Doha Climate Summit failed to set

[continue reading…]






Climate Change And Gender: Innovations For Change And Results On The Anvil?

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
Women in Pithoragarh




Suman K Apparusu: COP18, Doha participation and interfacing with several constituencies; especially the gender and women constituency was a great learning as well as a humbling experience. There were some women who braved difficult circumstances to make it to the COP18 and make their voices heard; some were there to push hard for climate justice;

[continue reading…]






Doha Climate Change Conference Another Lost Opportunity To Enhance Ambition

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
doha-climate-change-conference-1356859637-3044




Nations: Global climate change regime evolved out of the Earth Summit of 1992, which gave birth to three conventions including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since then 195 countries have become parties to the Convention including Pakistan that ratified the Convention in 1994. Parties to the Convention have met eighteen times

[continue reading…]






Doha: One Step Forward and Two Steps Backward?

Dec 24th, 2012 | By
Connie Hedegaard and Xie Zhenhua talk during the last day of the Doha climate talks. Photograph: IISD




Suman K Apparusu: The warmth and the hospitality of Doha are truly unforgettable! A wonderful combination of the old and new, tradition and modernity, ambition and receptivity struck me in all that I experienced during my one week sojourn of COP18 at Doha. But as the plane touched the tarmac in India, I was left

[continue reading…]






Indigenous Biodiversity ‘Crucial’ To Forest Futures

Dec 21st, 2012 | By
Experts strongly emphasise need to include local people in forest planning

Aulia Erlangga/CIFOR




SciDev.Net: Forestry experts are calling for an increase in the use of native tree species in reforestation projects, arguing that they are better for biodiversity and can slow the pace of global warming. The recommendation appears in a report published by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) that was presented during the UN

[continue reading…]






Doha: Inaction In The Face Of Urgency

Dec 20th, 2012 | By
Illustration: Karno Guhathakurta




Down to Earth: The Doha climate conference stretched beyond deadline but ended in what can best be described a nail-biting finish. This was the 18th conference of parties (COP) to the climate convention, which meets once a year to push for action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, which are so intertwined with economic growth that

[continue reading…]






Frozen At Gateway: CSE Cover Story

Dec 20th, 2012 | By
CoP18Final




CSE: The Doha outcome is all talk no action. In 2007, the Bali Action Plan had called for an urgent reduction in carbon emissions by developed countries to keep the average global temperature rise below 2°C. The threat of extreme weather events has since increased. The next round of climate talks will be under the

[continue reading…]






Climate change will mean more malnourished children, experts warn

Dec 19th, 2012 | By
Extreme events, such as this year's drought in the US, could contribute to food prices more than doubling. Photograph: John Sommers/Reuters




Guardian: Food prices set to more than double if climate change not checked and developing countries not helped to adapt farming. Food prices will more than double and the number of malnourished children spiral if climate change is not checked and developing countries are not helped to adapt their farming, food and water experts warned

[continue reading…]






Climate Change: Tourism’s Roles in Promoting Climate Action

Dec 19th, 2012 | By
carbon-offset-tree-planting




TIES: The UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Qatar starts today, and in the next two weeks discussions will be held to assess progress in dealing with climate change. The UN climate talks shed light to the urgent needs for bold climate action, and this is a perfect time for all of us in the

[continue reading…]






Loss And Damage: Doha Deal Signals Adaptation Is Not Enough

Dec 18th, 2012 | By
Typhoon Bopha slammed into the Philippines during the COP18 climate change talks in Doha. (Flickr/Greenpeace Southeast Asia)




RTCC: Much has been written about the inadequacies of the Doha Gateway – the outcome of COP18. Once again, decisions do not reflect the science of climate change, which says action is urgent and time is running out. And once again, financial pledges fell far short of documented needs, both for mitigation and adaptation. Yet

[continue reading…]






Doha: Keeping Hope Alive – Just

Dec 14th, 2012 | By
CoP18Final




World Bank: The UN climate conference in Doha this past week kept the fight to combat global warming alive – 194 countries agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol and to put in place a new agreement by 2015. The extension avoids a major setback in climate negotiations, but it does not fully reflect the urgency

[continue reading…]






COP18 Was Not Good Enough: Time To Rethink Green Sectors’ Approach For 2015

Dec 14th, 2012 | By
COP18-Doha




CIFOR: The UNFCCC COP-18 in Doha worked overtime to finally agree not to disagree. The Secretariat was quick to make a release that declares success and highlights four results: Amendment of the Kyoto Protocol; Timetable for negotiating a 2015 agreement; Decisions on new UNFCCC institutions, including the Green Climate Fund; Reiterating the ambition for $100

[continue reading…]






83-Seconds Video: History Of Climate Change Negotiations

Dec 13th, 2012 | By
gty_global_warming_pollution_lpl_121025_wg




IPS News: To understand some of what is happening inside the UN climate talks here in Doha, watch this  83-second animation on the history of international climate change negotiations.   Source>>  






China And US Hold The Key To A New Global Climate Deal

Dec 13th, 2012 | By
Connie Hedegaard and Xie Zhenhua talk during the last day of the Doha climate talks. Photograph: IISD




Guardian: The world’s two biggest emitters face political problems that will make the talks for the next few years difficult. China and the US are to be the clear focus of the next year of climate change negotiations, following a hard-fought climate conference that ended in Doha on Saturday night. The world’s two biggest emitters

[continue reading…]






Reports Point To Growing Risks From Climate Change

Dec 12th, 2012 | By
The World Bank says it is helping developing countries to cut emissions  Source: Flickr/Universal Pops




Scidev.net: As the UN climate change talks continue in Doha, Qatar, several reports over the past month have highlighted a sombre picture of the Earth’s changing climate, raising alarm bells in particular for the world’s poorest regions. A report from the World Bank launched last month (18 November) warns that the planet “is on track

[continue reading…]






Doha Climate Conference Closes on ‘Weak Deal’

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
Activists march to demand action on climate change during the UN's 18th climate change conference in Doha, Qatar. photograph: mohammed dabbous/reuters




Irishtimes: Doha climate conference closes on ‘weak deal’ unlikely to stem emissions. After marathon negotiations at the weekend, the UN’s 18th conference on climate change in Doha, Qatar, finally produced an agreement that would see the Kyoto Protocol continuing for a further seven years. But the deal was denounced by climate activists as inadequate to

[continue reading…]






Doha Delivers Little For Poor, Climate-Hit States

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
flood victim altertnet




Alertnet: Aid and environment groups have criticised the outcome of the U.N. climate talks in Dohaas a betrayal of the poorest people who are suffering the worst impacts of more extreme weather and rising seas. But negotiators from developing states have singled out an agreement to advance work on loss and damage from climate change

[continue reading…]






Doha Summit Launches Climate Damage Aid

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
The need for aid to deal with climate disasters looks set to grow (Image: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)




NewsScientist: The latest summit to stop climate change, held in Doha, Qatar, over the past two weeks has been roundly slammed. Little was agreed to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the latest modelling, carried out by the Climate Action Tracker consortium shows global averages temperatures are still set to rise by at least 3 °C

[continue reading…]






Climate Talks Dead As A Doha

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, and UNFCCC executive secretary, Christiana Figueres, during an informal ministerial round table in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: UNFCCC




The Australian: WE mean no disrespect to the denizens of Doha when we say their city has become the international capital for dashed hopes.  For 11 years, the interminable search for a new World Trade Organisation agreement has edged its way forward at a snail’s pace in what has become known as the Doha Round.

[continue reading…]






Polluters and Beggars’ at Climate Change Talks in Doha

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
Water scarcity India




Huffingtonpost: During a public event at the United Nations climate change conference in Doha, India’s veteran environmentalist Sunita Narain told a senior negotiator from India, “The Indian government should take a principled stand and walk out of the Doha climate talks if equity is not made a part of the deal.” On the same evening,

[continue reading…]






Doha Climate Change Deal Clears Way For ‘Damage Aid’ To Poor Nations

Dec 10th, 2012 | By
Doha climate talks




Guardian: EU, Australia and Norway also sign up to new carbon-cutting targets as fortnight-long conference in Qatar closes. Poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change, wringing a pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair the “loss and damage” incurred. This is

[continue reading…]






Climate Change: Snapshot Of Wins And Losses At The Doha Talks

Dec 10th, 2012 | By
Doha finalIRIN




Like last year’s UN climate change talks, this year’s conference in Doha culminated in an all-night session to hammer out a deal on preventing further global warming and protecting people from the effects of climate change. While some promising compromises were made, the absence of a strong commitment to slash greenhouse gas emissions and help

[continue reading…]






CoP18: India Acquires Key Role In Tech Transfer For Combating CC

Dec 10th, 2012 | By
india-climate-change-2010-1-24-12-11-17




Economic Times: UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: India acquires key role in tech transfer for combating climate change. India has acquired a key role in technology transfer for combating climate change after the country took a lead role in an agreement for a mechanism on transferring of expertise to developing countries. Technology Information, Forecasting and

[continue reading…]






Nepal: Turn On The Heat

Dec 10th, 2012 | By
Nepal Govt. Everest-Republica




My Republica: The lead up to this year’s UN Conference on Climate Change was pretty bland. The meetings got underway in Doha on November 26 without the prelude of the picturesque Cabinet meetings near the top of world. In the lead up to the annual UN Conference on Climate Change three years ago, Nepal’s government

[continue reading…]






Greater Ambition And Action On Climate Change-Doha’s Final Text

Dec 10th, 2012 | By
CoP18Final




UNFCCC: Countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change. They also endorsed the completion of new institutions and agreed ways and means to deliver scaled-up climate

[continue reading…]






Forests, Water And Food Dominate Day 11 Of COP18

Dec 8th, 2012 | By
cop18child




CoP 18: Participants look past conference to future challenges and solutions. Forests, water and food topped the agenda on Day 11 of COP18/CMP8 as a number of events put the focus firmly on the future. These included highlighting some of the mitigation and adaptation projects already underway or planned in the region and across the

[continue reading…]






Doha Climate Talks Stall Over Draft Text Wording

Dec 8th, 2012 | By
UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, and UNFCCC executive secretary, Christiana Figueres, during an informal ministerial round table in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: UNFCCC




Guardian: Delegates on the crucial final day of a fortnight-long UN conference report ‘frustratingly slow progress’. Talks aimed at a global agreement on climate change appeared stalled on Friday, with countries failing to agree on the wording of the draft texts that will form the outcome of the fortnight-long UN conference in Doha. Delegates reported

[continue reading…]






70 Million Euros Set Aside For Projects In Developing Nations

Dec 8th, 2012 | By
cop18eurpeanfinancedeal




CoP18: European NAMA facility will fund projects that address climate change. Developing countries that show strong leadership in tackling climate change could benefit from a pot of 70 million euros of funding. Germany and the United Kingdom today announced the launch of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigating Actions (NAMA) facility at COP18/CMP8. The two countries will

[continue reading…]






A Storm Brews In Doha

Dec 7th, 2012 | By
Youth delegates find it "incredibly frustrating" that so little is being accomplished at the Doha climate talks. Credit: Stephen Leahy/IPS




IPS News: While the Philippines copes with the aftermath of powerful super-typhoon Bopha, which killed more than 300 people this week, tempers flared at the U.N. climate summit here. Developing countries are angry the U.S. and European Union and other rich industrialised countries refuse to increase their carbon emission reduction targets or agree to additional

[continue reading…]






Doha Can Still Be A Success

Dec 7th, 2012 | By
ToI-pollution photo




India Environment Portal: Very different global rules are needed for human wellbeing Averting climate change does not need emission reduction pledges, timetables and a common legal framework. Climate governance cannot be considered only in terms of environmental damage because it is now a part of the economic debate around the competition for scarce resources. The

[continue reading…]






Climate Change: Agriculture Takes A Backseat Again

Dec 6th, 2012 | By
Climate change activists with banners greet negotiators on their way for the second week of climate change talks at COP18 in Doha. Photo: Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN




IRIN: Discussions about much-needed support for agriculture – which is seen both as a victim and a cause of climate change – at the UN’s climate change conference in Doha have been postponed until next year. Agriculture is a contentious and emotionally fraught issue. It results in the emission of major greenhouses gases, such as

[continue reading…]






Climate Change Impacts On Mountains: Time For Action Now

Dec 6th, 2012 | By
mountain_day_doha-2




MP Press Release: Mainstreaming Rio+20 outcomes in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes for prosperous, resilient, and sustainable mountain ecosystems and communities” was held in Doha, Qatar, on 3 December 2012, on the sidelines of the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference.   The strong negative impact of climate change on the life

[continue reading…]






Leaders In Doha Commit To Addressing Water And Food Security Risks From Climate Change

Dec 5th, 2012 | By
CMP18 Doha




UN (DPI): Leaders from across the United Nations system and the State of Qatar gathered at a side event during the Doha Climate Conference to highlight how the UN is working to help people across the world live with the increasing impacts of climate change, particularly threats to water and food security. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

[continue reading…]






Developing Countries Seek Commitment On Climate Funds

Dec 5th, 2012 | By
120810_1222_COP16CMP6to1.png




  Solution Exchange (Bangladesh): Developing countries are planning to propose a mid-term finance target for 2015, to ensure that the climate finance pledge made by developed countries is guaranteed. However, it still remains an internal discussion, and the specific number is yet to be decided. At the 2009 Copenhagen talks, developed countries made a commitment

[continue reading…]






Reaching 2009 International Climate Change Goals Will Require Aggressive Measures

Dec 5th, 2012 | By
051912_0242_TheCarbonFo2.jpg




Science Daily: Despite an international consensus reached in 2009 to limit climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, scientists say the likelihood of meeting that goal is diminishing. The Global Carbon Project’s most recent analysis by scientists from the United States, Norway, Australia, France and the United Kingdom published in the current issue of the

[continue reading…]






Call For Decisive Action On Climate Change

Dec 5th, 2012 | By
CoP189thday




COP18/CMP8 entered the crucial phase of climate change negotiations on Day 9 with world leaders issuing a clarion call for urgent global action at the opening of the High Level Segment of the conference. Elsewhere, Qatar took a further step towards its goal of a low carbon future by joining a scheme to share data

[continue reading…]






Eco Talks Enter New Round In UN Climate Conference

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
One of conference's distinctive cardboard eco-chairs shows signs of wear and tear after a week of use at QNCC




CoP18: Second week of COP18/CMP8 begins with talk of progress and calls for pledges. A thumbs up by top officials on the progress so far at COP18/CMP8, an ambitious Qatari recycling programme in the world of sport and a small and colourful demonstration by tax activists were some of the highlights of the eighth day

[continue reading…]






Citizen Scientists Help Map Mangroves From Qatar To Brazil

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
citizen scientists cop18




CoP 18: Smartphone technology brings public and researchers together to study nature. It came from a simple idea to help exchange students communicate effectively with each other. When a group of students on a Qatar Foundation International (QFI) exchange programme to Doha had difficulty communicating with their Qatari counterparts, the programme organisers came up with

[continue reading…]






Climate Change: Dealing With Loss And Damage

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
Stuck with looming natural disasters




IRIN: In a formal letter to Qatar – host of the 18th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a coalition of 40 NGOs, backed by academics, has called for urgent action on loss and damage caused by climate change. The NGOs have drawn up a framework to

[continue reading…]






A Conversation With: India’s Chief Climate Change Negotiator

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
India’s chief climate change negotiator, Meera Mehrishi. Photo: Betwa Sharma




The NewYork Times: With one week left for the U.N. climate change talks to conclude, developed and developing countries remain at odds on how to solve the crisis being linked to the recent spate of extreme weather events that have claimed lives and destroyed property worth billions of dollar. India has agreed to a take

[continue reading…]






What the Doha Climate Talks Could Do for Sustainable Development

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
The opening ceremony of the 18th United Nations climate change conference on Nov. 26.




IHT Rendezvous: While participants at last year’s climate meeting in Durban agreed on an extension of the troubled Kyoto Protocol, it is at this year’s meeting in Doha that policy makers have to agree on the pesky details, including long-term emission reduction goals. As my colleague John Broder reported last week, the outlook is not

[continue reading…]






Geo-Engineering Wins Scant Enthusiasm At UN Climate Talks

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
One of the geoengineering solutions to climate change: marine cloud whitening (spraying seawater droplets into marine clouds to make them reflect more sunlight). Photograph: NASA




Alertnet: Cheap, short-cut ideas to cool the planet such as shading sunlight are failing to win support from U.N. delegates looking to improve on the slow progress made by existing technologies. Many scientists say the proposed solutions, known as geo-engineering, are little understood and might have side effects more damaging than global warming, which is

[continue reading…]






We Have to Be on Guard About False Solutions for Climate Change

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By
Victor Korniyenko / Wikimedia Commons




San Diago Free Press: As the world’s governments gather yet once more for a global climate summit, the prospects for the future look more ominous than ever. Regardless of the outcome of this year’s COP 18 climate change negotiations in Doha, many now fear it is too late to prevent global temperature rise exceeding 2°C

[continue reading…]






Why Climate Change Is Not An Issue With Muslim Preachers

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
Dunya news




Dunya News: At Friday prayers in Qatar s most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the UN endorsement of an independent state of Palestine. Not a word about climate change, even though the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar is hosting a UN conference where nearly 200 countries

[continue reading…]






Information Is Power, But Is it Powerful Enough to Halt Climate Change?

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
021312_0402_KnowledgePr1.png




Huffingtonpost: In a world where almost one billion people are chronically hungry and the current and future state of food security is beset by challenges such as climate change, knowledge and information are powerful. Powerful in terms of understanding the problems, in terms of deriving solutions and in terms of advocating where, how and when

[continue reading…]






Doha Talks: After 6 Days, No Consensus Yet On Climate Issue

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
Cop18-speech




Business Standard: The Dohatalks, which were initiated with the promise of coming up with a new regime to stall the spiraling effect of climate change, failed to deliver on the promises so far. Even as the talks enter the sixth day, the Indian industry and the government are keeping their hopes low for a favourable

[continue reading…]






Gross National Happiness In Bhutan: The Big Idea From A Tiny State

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
The principles of Bhutan’s gross national happiness system are spelled out for pupils at a secondary school in Paro, a largely agricultural region.  Photograph: Jean-Baptiste Lopez




Guardian: Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha. A series of hand-painted signs dot the side of the winding mountain road that runs between the airport and the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu. Instead of commands to cut

[continue reading…]






COP18: Increased Support Needed for Climate Change Law and Policy Reform

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
Indian girl reading-IDLO




IDLO: As the 18th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets in Doha to move the international climate change agenda forward, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) urges increased recognition of the vital role national legal and policy frameworks play in enabling effective climate change response. Despite

[continue reading…]






President Eager To Take Climate Change Debate Forward

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, the COP18/CMP8 President, with Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed Al-Malki, general coordinator of the conference, left




COP18/CMP8 President says Qatar is working hard on its sustainable initiatives. The President of COP18/CMP8 Doha said he is working “day and night” in an effort to ensure the climate change debate moves forward. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah spent an hour and a half speaking to representatives from NGOs and answering questions from the audience.

[continue reading…]






Evidence For Man-Made Climate Change Getting Stronger-UN

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
Smoke billows from chimneys at a chemical factory in Tianjin Municipality December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer/Files




Reuters: Evidence that global warming is man-made is getting stronger, the head of a U.N. panel of climate scientists said, in a further blow to sceptics who argue rising temperatures can be explained by natural variations. Rajendra Pachauri spoke on the sidelines of a conference in Qatar where 200 nations are trying to reach a

[continue reading…]






Shepherding Old Ways Into New Solutions To Help The Environment

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
CoP18Pastoralist community meet




CoP18: Pastoralists explain significance of ancient practice to the modern world. The ancient practice of pastoralism is alive and well today and present in developing and developed countries alike across the globe, according to experts. Pastoralism, which involves shepherding and husbandry of animals such as camels, goats and cattle, can be adapted with proper management

[continue reading…]






Mountain Day At Doha

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
mountain day-2




ICIMOD: Mountain Day is organized each year during the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to: Bring attention to the vulnerability of mountain ecosystems and mountain people to climate change impacts and discuss the options for adaptation and resilience building; Promote better understanding of the role

[continue reading…]






Pakistan Ranks Third In Climate-Risk Index 2013

Nov 29th, 2012 | By
Pakistan indigenous people




  Pakistan Today: Despite severe flooding in 2011, Pakistan managed to drop itself from first last year, to third position this year in the league table for countries that were worst hit by extreme weather events in 2011, according to a ‘climate risk index 2013’ published here on Tuesday. In 2011, the ranking of the

[continue reading…]






seo packagespress release submissionsocial bookmarking services