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Climate Change: Dealing With Loss And Damage

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
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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

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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

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What the Doha Climate Talks Could Do for Sustainable Development

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
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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

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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

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Global Water Crisis: Seen From The First Himalayan Glacial Trickle

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By
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Global water crisis: Reporter William Wheeler talks about water stress from the effects of climate change high in the Himalayas where India and Pakistan’s great rivers start to Haiti’s fresh-water pollution. In the Nepalese Himalayas in 2009, I trekked into the Langtang Valley, just short of the Tibetan border, and to a village of empty

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Why Climate Change Is Not An Issue With Muslim Preachers

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
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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

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

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
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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

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

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
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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

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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

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

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
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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

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Evidence For Man-Made Climate Change Getting Stronger-UN

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
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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

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Shepherding Old Ways Into New Solutions To Help The Environment

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
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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

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Pakistan Ranks Third In Climate-Risk Index 2013

Nov 29th, 2012 | By
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  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

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Space Age Science Used To Help Sustain Earth

Nov 29th, 2012 | By
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CoP18: Technology used to search for water on Mars is being used to search for reserves. Space technology that was used to search for water on Mars is now being used closer to home. The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and NASA have used equipment designed to search for signs of life on Mars to

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International Group Displays Words Of ‘Unrepresented Youth’

Nov 29th, 2012 | By
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CoP18: Hopes of 1.5 billion young people not represented by UN Conference are displayed. An organisation of young activists concerned about climate change and the world’s concerted response to the problem has displayed what is says are the hopes of 1.5 billion young people not represented at the negotiations. “We demand the rights to a

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Solar Mama Shines As Beacon Of Hope For Her Community’s Future

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
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CoP18: Illiterate Grandmothers Become Solar Engineers: Incredible Story of Solar Mamas. Rafea Anadi appears almost lost within her long, black veil. Short of stature and slightly bowed, she seems she could be blown away by the wind. But one look in her dark brown eyes – unflinching, unafraid – and you know that Ms. Anadi

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How To Build Consensus In Climate Change Negotiations

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
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CDKN: The international climate talks are proceeding slowly, perhaps too slowly to limit warming to 2°C. The talks are based upon a holistic approach to a deal (nothing is achieved until everything is achieved) and consensus-based agreements. Reaching consensus entails understanding the multiple dimensions inherent in a negotiation process: the dynamics of politics, negotiations and

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Local ‘Wisdom’ Offers Global Solutions On Climate Change

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
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CoP18: The benefits of using traditional techniques to tackle problems of climate change were discussed at COP18/CMP8’s second Hikma session. The Hikma events – named after the Arabic word for “wisdom” – are a series of talks which showcase the work of Arab and Middle Eastern civil society organisations and bring to the fore the

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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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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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Using Disaster Warning Tools To Their Best Potential

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
A communication gap between scientists and decision-makers was revealed during the Horn of Africa's 2011 drought. Source: Flickr/ Oxfam International




Scidev.net: Stronger links between scientific tools and the environment in which they operate can improve the effectiveness of early warning. To say there is a lot riding on disaster management is an understatement. The lives and livelihoods lost, as well as extensive damage, underscore the human, environmental, social and economic cost of extreme events that

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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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Early Warning Of Disasters: Facts And Figures

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
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Scidev.net: Lucy Pearson looks at early warning systems for disasters, their uses and limits, and what accounts for the gap between warning and action. Through history disasters have destroyed lives and livelihoods, killing people and damaging homes and businesses. Disasters in the past 35 years have taken an estimated 2.5 million lives and cost more

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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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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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Biodiversity Protection Needs Community Input

Nov 21st, 2012 | By
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Scidev.net: A pledge to increase support for biodiversity targets in developing countries is welcome, but care for indigenous people is vital too. This month’s (October 2012) 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

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Writing Is On The Wall’ At Climate Summit

Nov 20th, 2012 | By
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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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How to Improve Coastal Cities Climate Resilience: A Q&A with Cynthia Rosenzweig

Nov 13th, 2012 | By
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Scientific American: Cities are on the frontlines of climate change impacts. Some, such as New York City, have already begun to adapt—but not enough Climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig has been studying the impacts of global warming on New York City since the 1990s, and was part of a group that analyzed the unique risks faced

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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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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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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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Q&A: Food Production Accounts for 29 Percent of Greenhouse Gases

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
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IPS News: Food production, including agriculture, represent 29 percent of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, say scientists with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Feeding the global population today involves the release of 10,000 to 16,000 megatonnes of CO2 equivalent into the atmosphere annually, say two reports published Wednesday Oct.

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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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When The Chips Are Down: Potato, Maize And Rice Crop Yields Set To Fall

Nov 1st, 2012 | By
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Guardian: Farmers in developing world will have to grow different food to prevent world going hungry in changing climate, says report. Farmers will need to grow different crops as rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall lead to a drop in yields of maize, rice and wheat in developing countries, according to agricultural experts. The three crops

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Social Forestry, Again

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
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RECOFTC: Celeste Lacuna-Richman, Environmental Policy Lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), discusses the importance of designing forestry programs that take into account the realities faced by communities on-the-ground. In Finland, the forestry sector is so well-integrated into the larger society that the concept of “social forestry” seems to be superfluous.  Thus, for more

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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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Adaptation From A Business Perspective-GIZ

Oct 26th, 2012 | By
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GIZ: An interview with Max Schön, Director, 2° Foundation. The 2° Foundation is named after its principal goal: to limit average global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees. It is an initiative undertaken by 12 leading figures in the German business community. Its aim is to support politicians in their efforts to establish market-based

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Will Climate Change Lead To More Droughts?

Oct 26th, 2012 | By
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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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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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Extreme Weather Creating Urgent Need For Better Forecasts

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By
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Alertnet: Since returning to farming after decades of displacement during Sri Lanka’s long civil war, Kusmalatha Tammitta has faced a new enemy: extreme weather, particularly long droughts followed by bursts of heavy rain. “There are 22 wells in this village. All are dry,” Tammitta told AlertNet. After an eight-month drought, she said, she had lost

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India Plays Crucial Role Protecting Sacred Himalayan Sites

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By
The Honourable Prime Minister of Bhutan (President of the Bhutan Climate Summit Secretariat) with the head of delegations




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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Climate Change: Journalism’s Never-Ending Fight For Facts

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By
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Guardian: An Australian DJ must undergo ‘accuracy’ training after saying falsehoods about climate change. But will this improve journalism? The debate about climate change is dogged – possibly even defined – by its interminable, intractable tug of war over the “facts”. A hand grenade is lobbed into no-man’s land triggering a volley of return fire.

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Climate Change Challenges For Hong Kong: An Agenda For Adaptation

Oct 19th, 2012 | By
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CSR Asia: Climate change is inevitable and therefore there is a need to examine adaptation measures that can manage the challenges presented by changes in the climate that we will experience in Hong Kong. Climate change will mean that Hong Kong will experience a warmer climate, at times with significantly more rainfall but will also

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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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Climate Change Fiction Melts Away Just When It’s Needed

Oct 19th, 2012 | By
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Guardian: It’s the most urgent problem of our era, but novelists appear singularly reluctant to address it. “Guys, the ice caps are melting now,” wrote Chris Ross in the Guardian Review last year. “Where are those stories?” Photo: Climate change … disintegrating iceberg near west Greenland. Photograph: Jenny E Ross/Corbis The review’s subject was a

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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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Himalayan Glaciers Debate: Melting Or Growing?

Oct 18th, 2012 | By
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Scidevnet: Satellite images are making the fate of the Himalayan glaciers clearer, but not that of the people who live downstream, finds Smriti Mallapaty. Satellite observations are providing a clearer picture of changes in the glaciers on the world’s tallest mountain range — but there’s still not enough information to answer a vital question: how

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New Report On China’s Climate Action

Oct 17th, 2012 | By
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The Climate Institute: China has long been perceived as a laggard on climate action, and used as scapegoat by other countries, like Australia, to delay action. But this argument is increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to make given China’s recent policies. China will soon have the world’s second largest carbon trading scheme and is aggressively

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Global Climate Change-In The News Again

Oct 17th, 2012 | By
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Huffington post: It seems like every few weeks another scientific study or report comes out about global warming and the political spectrum goes crazy with their own interpretations of the scientific study. This week it is a report discussing that Antarctic ice is increasing. The scientists claim it is a result of changing ocean currents

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