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Qatar Pressured to Cut Emissions as New Climate Talks Begin

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
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Scientific American: The rich oil nation, host of the talks, should set more of an example, attendees say By Lisa Friedman and ClimateWire Climate change activists are pressing Qatar to pledge an emissions reduction target, money for vulnerable countries or some other significant contribution to the fight against global warming as it welcomes diplomats today

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Seas Rising 60 Percent Faster Than UN Forecast: Study

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
Rising sea levels could create millions of climate refugees as the land that sustains their lives disappears (AFP/File, Munir Uz Zaman)




AFP: Sea levels are rising 60-percent faster than the UN’s climate panel forecast in its most recent assessment, scientists reported on Wednesday. At present, sea levels are increasing at an average 3.2 millimetres (0.125 inches) per year, a trio of specialists reported in the journal Environmental Research Letters. This compares with a “best estimate” by

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Vital UN Climate Change Talks Open In Doha With Call For Action

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
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CoP 18: Participants from 194 nations hear urgent plea for progress on climate change. The 18th United Nations Climate Change Conference has opened in Doha, with a call for action from the President of the sessions. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Atttiyah told participants at the opening ceremony of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the

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What Women Want From Doha

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
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Outreach: Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO of Food Agriculture Natural Resources Policy Advocacy Network and spokesperson for global agriculture coalition Farming First Women are the fountain of life. They are mothers, innovators, educators, farmers and custodians of the environment, particularly rural women. In Africa, 70% of the population – of which a significant portion are

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Time Is Running Out: The Doha Climate Talks Must Put An End To Excuses

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
At the UN climate talks Doha negotiators from 194 countries are meeting in an atmosphere of mutual mistrust.' Photograph: Osama Faisal/AP




Guardian: The evidence of climate change is clearer than ever. The poor countries have done everything asked of them. Now the rich nations must face their responsibilities. Last month was the 333rd consecutive month that global temperatures were above the 20th century average, and 2012 will almost certainly be the hottest ever recorded in the

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Climate Change Talks: What Are The Goals In Qatar

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the opening session of the climate change conference in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)




The Christian Science Monitor: UN talks for a new pact to curb greenhouse emissions and slow climate change are underway in Qatar. Negotiators hope to extend the Kyoto Protocol. The concentration of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide has jumped 20 percent since 2000, according to a U.N. report released last week. United Nations talks

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The Planet’s Thermostat Moves To Doha

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
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IPS: Qatar, a major oil-producing country, is hosting the latest round of UN climate talks, where the world’s countries will need to negotiate measurable targets to keep global warming under control. The upcoming United Nations climate talks may have a renewed sense of urgency with a new World Bank report warning that the planet is

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Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction In CCA At COP18

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
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UNISDR: This paper provides key messages on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with the intent of strengthening disaster risk reduction in key climate change adaptation agendas at the UNFCCC COP18. Previous COPs have adopted a number of decisions linking disaster risk reduction to climate change adaptation. These decisions include the Adaptation Committee and

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Pakistan: Climate Change Ministry To Miss Global Event

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
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Dawn: The Prime Minister rejected a summary by the Ministry of Climate Change to attend the biggest environmental gathering in the world, due to shortage of funds. Officials in the Ministry of Climate Change confirmed that the eight to ten member delegation, made up of government officials, was not allowed to present Pakistan’s case on

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Climate Talks Factbox: Major Nations’ Positions

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
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The Sydney Morning Herald: More than 190 countries are meeting in Doha, Qatar, from November 26 to December 7 to make progress on a new deal to fight climate change, due to be agreed by 2015 and come into force in 2020. The current emissions-cutting pact, the Kyoto Protocol, commits most developed states to binding

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Bhutanese Delegation Ready For The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
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The Bhutanese: One of the key issues to be considered during the Doha Climate Change Conference is the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, which sets binding obligations on industrialized countries as the foundation for any future climate regimes. The first commitment periods of the Kyoto Protocol is scheduled to expire at the end

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Climate Change Calls For Urgent Need To Adapt

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
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  Resource: Two separate reports have been released this week showing that the world is seeing record highs in global temperatures and greenhouse gas emissions. The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have both published studies into climate change ahead of the annual two-week UN climate conference, which starts on Monday

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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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Why A Global Climate Treaty Remains Worth Fighting For

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
Little is expected of the upcoming COP 18 meeting in Doha – so is it time to abandon the idea of a climate treaty altogether? Photograph: Mikhail Mordasov/AFP/Getty Images




Guardian: Governments, businesses and civil society have much to gain from a spirit of determination within the international community. Progress towards an international agreement on tackling climate change has been painfully slow, dogged by fundamental disagreements between the countries involved and exacerbated by the financial crisis. Little is expected of the upcoming COP 18 meeting

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Outcome Of UN Climate Talks ‘Lies In Hands Of Rich Nations’

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By
The Basic bloc says responsibility for the outcome of the latest round of UN climate talks in Doha lies in the hands of rich countries. Photograph: Nadine Rupp/Getty Images




Guardian: Brazil, China, India and South Africa say developed nations must produce more ambitious emissions targets for Doha summit. Talks on a new climate change treaty in Qatar next week will not advance unless rich countries promise more ambitious cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, four major developing nations said. The four nations, Brazil, China, India

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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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Glacial-Paced UN Climate Talks Need Overhaul-Researchers

Nov 21st, 2012 | By
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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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Writing Is On The Wall’ At Climate Summit

Nov 20th, 2012 | By
Scientists say warming temperatures boost the likelihood of extreme weather events such as hurricanes [EPA]




Aljazeera: As climate talks approach, a new report finds most fossil fuels must stay in the ground to prevent dangerous warming. Two-thirds of the world’s proven fossil fuel reserves cannot be used without risking dangerous climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. Preventing the consumption of those two-thirds will be the primary

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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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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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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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Doha Conference: Carbon Cuts Talks Must Wait, Says Key Negotiator

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, one of the lead negotiators at the Doha climate change conference




Guardian: Brazil’s Luiz Alberto Figueiredo says a Kyoto protocol extension must take priority at the Doha climate negotiations. The debate on whether the world needs stronger greenhouse gas cuts to keep the planet from warming by 2C should be deferred until next year, according to Brazil‘s lead negotiator at the upcoming talks in Doha. Ambassador

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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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Mountain Prospects

Nov 7th, 2012 | By
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Sunstar/MP: I wish I could call it bringing home the bacon. Maybe it is, if we call prospects of projects becoming reality the promise of becoming bacon. What has my Rome trip to meet with my Mountain Partnership colleagues from Switzerland, the European Union, EU and Russia, North America, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia

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Nepal’s Development Results Impressive Despite Headwinds: UN

Nov 6th, 2012 | By
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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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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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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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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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REDD+ Actions Can Have Varying Impacts

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By
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Sciedev.Net: Impacts of actions under Reduction of Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) – a UN mechanism to stem deforestation and degradation – on biodiversity and carbon vary across forest types and landscape conditions, a new global assessment shows. Key findings of the preliminary assessment of links between biodiversity, carbon, forests and people, prepared by the International Union

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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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CBD Failed In Protecting India’s Rivers And Riverine Biodiversity

Oct 12th, 2012 | By
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CBD has been of no help for the Indian rivers, riverine biodiversity and dependent communities. On the contrary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), another UN Convention, certifies hydropower projects of all sizes as climate-friendly projects under the CDM mechanism. All of these projects have severe adverse impacts on biodiversity and related livelihoods.”

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Climate Scientist Loses Faith In The IPCC

Oct 12th, 2012 | By
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The Sunday Morning Herald: AS THE world’s elite global warming experts begin poring over the drafts of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report this week, one leading scientist doesn’t believe the process should be happening at all. Fig (Left): Climate expert Kevin Trenberth is frustrated that bureaucracy is hindering the UN body’s efforts.

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Climate Change: Tackling The Information Void

Oct 11th, 2012 | By
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IRIN: Services to inform communities about the climate are available in higher-income countries, but are not reaching the people most in need of them in developing countries due to lack of government investment and a disconnect between experts and communities facing extreme weather. “Those parts [that] are worst covered are some of the most disaster

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Coordinated Climate Proofing Efforts In Indian Himalayan Region: Workshop Concludes

Oct 8th, 2012 | By
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A two days stakeholders workshop that was attended by over 130 stakeholders from 37 different institutes of 12 Indian Himalayan states, representatives of 7 State Governments, 27 Experts from various national and State level institutions, members of DST’s Expert and Steering committees, representatives of NGOs/Civil Society organizations, Senior officers of Central Ministries concluded at CSIR-

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Action In Support Of Biodiversity Urgently Needed: CoP 11 CBD

Oct 8th, 2012 | By
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CBD: Representatives from over 170 countries today began deliberations in Hyderabad, India, on the way forward to protect the planet’s biodiversity. The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known as COP 11 for short, follows on the historic outcomes of the 2010 Nagoya biodiversity

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Working Towards A Green Economy After Rio+20

Oct 5th, 2012 | By
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On 2 October 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Members of the European Parliament, Mr. Gerbrandy and Ms. Schroedter, organised a joint event at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the future of green jobs in the context of the Rio+20outcomes. Entitled “Working towards a green economy

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Governments, Private Sector And Civil Society Deepen Common Understanding on Climate Financing

Oct 4th, 2012 | By
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UNFCCC: Meeting at a transparent and interactive workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, representatives of governments, major financial institutions, civil society and private sector entities have deepened their common understanding of what is required in terms of financial resources for developing countries to curb greenhouse gas emissions and to build their resilience to deal with

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Rolling The Ball: National Mission For Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem

Oct 4th, 2012 | By
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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) of Government of India is organizing a 2 days stakeholders workshop at Palampur in Himachal Pradesh during 6-7 Oct 2012 on National Mission for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE), one of the eight missions of Government of India’s National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC).  The purpose of the

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UNFCCC Workshop On Long-Term Finance And Climate Finanance Platform

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By
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IISD/CFO: On the first day of the Second Workshop on Long-term Finance, held in Cape Town, South Africa, participants first heard keynote speeches. Via videolink, Sizwe Nxasana, CEO, FirstRand Limited, noted that governments alone cannot make the shift to a low-carbon economy and underlined the importance of involving all stakeholders. He called for regulations and

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Bhutan’s Premier Highlights World’s Challenges And Aims For Security Council Seat

Sep 29th, 2012 | By
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UN News Centre: In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigmi Y. Thinley, today highlighted a range of challenges and areas of progress before the international community, while also affirming his country’s intent to seek a seat on the Security Council. “As with most sessions of the General

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All Eyes On New York As Climate Change Debate Moves To The Big Apple

Sep 25th, 2012 | By
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RTCC: New York is the stage for a week of climate change debate starting at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. The annual gathering brings together 123 world leaders, with a series of official and unofficial side events focusing on climate related issues. On Monday (24 Sep), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will make

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Climate Conversations – Is progress on Climate Change An Illusion?

Sep 24th, 2012 | By




Alertnet: The world is not organised to deal with the climate change problem. Climate change is a global problem, but there is, of course, no global government with the interests of the earth as a whole at heart. Rather, there are sovereign states, the interests and concerns of which are very different. This difference is

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Environmental Degradation ‘Has Become a National Emergency’

Sep 20th, 2012 | By




The News: Environmental degradation has become a national emergency and a non-traditional security threat. Enhanced research capacities should be developed to cope with the daunting challenges of environmental degradation, climate change and recurrent disasters, said participants of a research-writing workshop on ‘Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.’ The workshop was jointly organised by the Sustainable Development

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Govt Starts ADS Consultation‚ To Be Launched Next Year

Sep 18th, 2012 | By




The Himalayan times: The government has started consultation for the planned Agricultural Development Strategy (ADS). “The strategy study has identified potential for the country’s agriculture sector to achieve higher productivity, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and sustainability while making it more resilient to climate change impacts,” said ADB’s country director for Nepal Kenichi Yokoyama during a workshop to

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What Is The State Of International Climate Talks?

Sep 18th, 2012 | By




Guardian: Despite near-collapse at each of the last three annual conferences of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the international negotiations always seem to pull back from the brink. Why? Because no country is willing to abandon the goal of an international regime which will effectively combat dangerous climate change. So the search

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What I learnt on the Nepal ‘Climate Smart Trek’

Sep 17th, 2012 | By




CDKN (blog): Nepali journalist Saroj Dhakal interviews British Council Climate Champion, Saurav Dhakal on his experience of completing the Great Himalayan Trail and what he thinks is needed to promote climate compatible development in the region. I recently had the opportunity to discuss, over a cup of ‘chai’, with the British Council Climate Champion, Saurav

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Fifth South Asia Economic Summit Concludes

Sep 15th, 2012 | By




Himalayan Times: Ends with calls for enhanced regional cooperation to address the region’s woes. The fifth South Asia Economic Summit concluded today with participants calling for enhanced regional cooperation to address South Asia’s woes by building on the recent positive developments that have taken place in the region, mainly improvement in relationship between India and

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Transparency Is At The Heart Of Solving UN Climate Talks Deadlock

Sep 14th, 2012 | By




RTCC: Climate change is an ever-increasing concern for business leaders despite a lack of effective policy direction at a national and international level. The Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) latest Global 500 report says a growing number of high-level executives are taking direct control of their business’s climate change strategy – in a response to concerns

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South Asia Economic Summit: Call For Building Greater Synergies Between ASEAN, SAACR Regions

Sep 14th, 2012 | By




Business Recorder: Speakers at South Asia Economic Summit on Wednesday called for building greater synergies between Asean and Saarc to benefit from each other’s experiences to achieve the goal of inclusive development in South Asia. Speaking at plenary session on ‘Outlook of South Asia in Post Economic Crisis’, World Bank’s Chief Economist Kalpana Kochar said

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Loss And Damage From Climate Change: After Adaptation

Sep 11th, 2012 | By




The Daily Star: The climate talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bangkok ended on September 5 in preparation for the eighteenth conference of parties (COP18) which will be held in Doha, Qatar in December 2012. Although not much moved forward in the Bangkok talks, one new topic that gained

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Bangkok Climate Meet Sets Stage For Doha

Sep 11th, 2012 | By




ICTSD: UN officials are praising delegates for the “concrete progress” made at an irregular negotiating session, which wrapped up yesterday in Bangkok. Advancements on key issues were notably more positive than expected and some negotiators say the Doha talks are in a better position to succeed than they were before the meeting. Critics, however, have

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New Growth Measures in Himalayan Region: Himalayan Day 2012

Sep 10th, 2012 | By
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HESCO: Himalayas have been soul of the country by virtue of cultural, ethnic, ecological and economical values. It has not been guarding country’s border only but constantly serving its human by enriching soil, air, water etc. Unfortunately importance of Himalayas was always underestimated for its integral role in overall development of the Nation. Deterioration of

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Beyond 2015: Climate, Poor And Vulnerable Countries

Sep 8th, 2012 | By
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In a new paper FIELD argues that post-Rio + 20 changes to international institutions and new global sustainable development goals should give priority to climate change and poor and vulnerable countries, taking into account human security. FIELD highlights that the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol give special attention to these countries and argues that institutions and

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Bangkok Climate Talks Make Concrete Progress On Key Issues Ahead Of Doha

Sep 7th, 2012 | By




  UNFCCC: A week of informal climate talks in Bangkok ended today with concrete progress on key issues across all three negotiating groups, setting a firmer base for decisions that will be made at the UN Climate Change Conference this year, in Doha. “The investment in Bangkok has paid off. Government negotiators have pushed forward

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Global Climate Talks Make Headway: UN

Sep 6th, 2012 | By




The United Nations on Wednesday hailed “concrete progress” at week-long climate talks in Bangkok, but environmental campaigners warned much faster action was needed to combat global warming. The informal negotiations aimed to prepare for a November 26-December 7 ministerial meeting under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha — a stepping stone

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Storms, Drought Overshadow New UN Climate Talks

Sep 4th, 2012 | By




Times of India: World climate change negotiators faced warnings on Thursday that a string of extreme weather events around the globe show urgent action on emission cuts is needed as they opened new talks in Bangkok. The week-long meeting in the Thai capital, which was devastated by major floods last year, aims to prepare the

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UNFCCC Report on Understanding of NAMAs by Developing Countries

Aug 21st, 2012 | By




IISD: The UNFCCC has released the report (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.2) of a workshop to further the understanding of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) by developing countries, underlying assumptions, and support needed for implementation of these actions. The report contains a summary of the workshop presentations and the exchanges of views. The objective of the workshop, which was held in

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Plant a Pledge To Restore Earth Ecosystem: IUCN

Aug 18th, 2012 | By
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Mankind has removed more than half of the planet’s original forest cover. All the time this land stays barren and unrestored, the lives of millions of people and the survival of entire communities, cultures and ecosystems, remain under threat. We can restore many of these landscapes. A restored landscape can accommodate a mosaic of different

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Climate: 2C or Not 2C?

Aug 14th, 2012 | By




BBC: Comments by the US climate envoy last week discussing the value of the 2C target in international climate change negotiations have provoked quite a response. Todd Stern, who leads the US negotiating team in the UN climate convention (UNFCCC) and performed the same role at the recent Rio+20 summit, told an audience at Dartmouth

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