Technologies

Why Disaster Warning And Development Go Hand In Hand

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: To engage people in early action we must understand their experience, behaviour and constraints, says disaster policy expert Andrew Collins. Disaster predictions have significant uncertainty that tends to undermine efforts to act on early warnings. In Bangladesh, for example, where there are extensive climatic hazards, people risk their lives by not taking refuge in

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Disaster-Prone Kashmir Trains Communities To Respond

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
Shops damaged by floodwaters and mudslides in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, September 2012. ALERTNET/Roshan Din Shad




Alertnet: Muhammad Mushtaq moved his family and several neighbours to safety last September when their homes in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, were flooded by an overflowing stream during heavy monsoon rains. Mushtaq, who lives in a three-room tin-roofed house perched on a steep river bank at risk of landslides and floods, put into

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Farmers Seek New Income From Fairtrade Carbon Credits

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
A coffee producer and member of the Fair Trade Alliance Kerala (FTAK) shows off his crop in the southwest Indian state of Kerala. PHOTO/Fairtrade International/Razaq Kottakkal




Alertnet: Palestinian olive growers make a living from trees that are, in some cases, 2,000 to 3,000 years old – proof that these farmers have been working in harmony with the environment for centuries, according to Nasser Abufarha, a representative of Fairtrade producers in the Middle East. Now the time may finally have come for

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Upbeat Findings On Science Journalism In Developing World

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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Science journalists in the developing world are more confident than their counterparts in Europe and North America that science journalism has a buoyant future, according to a global report. The study into the status of global science journalism was published by SciDev.Net in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Museo da Vida, in

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Soot Second Biggest Contributor To Climate Change

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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Yahoo News: Soot, the black carbon that triggers smog and bouts of coughing, is also the biggest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide, says a four-year assessment by US researchers. The new study concludes that black carbon, the soot particles in smoke and smog, contributes about twice as much to global warming as previously

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Himalayan Destruction

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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CSE: Study quantifies the impact of hydel projects on the ecology of the mountain range. THE Himalayas are virtually under bombardment—of dams. They would have the highest dam density in the world, with over a thousand water reservoirs dotting the mountain range in India, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan, over the next few years. These projects

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Reforestation Pilot In China Is Earning Carbon Credits

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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World Bank: A project that has reforested 3,000 hectares of previously barren land in China’s southwest Guangxi is issuing its first carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism. The Facilitating Reforestation for Guangxi Watershed Management in Pearl River Basin Project was the first reforestation project to be registered in the world under the United Nations

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Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction And Climate Adaptation

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
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Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations working with people whose live and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change. The guide provides essential introductory information, principals of effective practice, guidelines for action in a range

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Solar Forcing Effect On Climate Change ‘Extremely Small’: IPCC Scientist

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
The effect of solar forcing on climate change is ‘extremely small’, an IPCC scientist said today. Credit: https://theconversation.edu.au/theres-always-the-sun-solar-forcing-and-climate-change-1878

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PHYS.org: Changes in solar radiation, known as solar forcing, have had only a very small effect on climate change, a member of the UN’s top panel of climate scientists said today. The comment, made by a member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), followed the leak of a draft IPCC report late

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Climate Change Will Force Farmers To Adapt: CSIRO

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
Photo: The CSIRO says Australia's farming regions and crops will look different in a warmer future. (Tim Wimborne: Reuters)




ABC: What effect will climate change have on agriculture and food production? This is the second of a five-part series in which environment reporter Sarah Clarke sets out to provide answers. Australia’s farmers will need to adapt to cope with a potentially hotter and drier continent as the effects of climate change take hold, scientists

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Energy For All: Empowering Poor Through Access To Energy-ADB

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
Access to modern energy and fuels like natural gas and LPG spares households from indoor air pollution and the tedious task of gathering fuel wood.




ADB: Empowering the poor through access to energy — ADB promotes new approaches for scaling up access to energy for the poor. Access to modern, cleaner energy is essential to human development. Yet the majority of the world’s energy poor are living in Asia and the Pacific: more than 700 million people still have no

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Algal Biofuels Are No Energy Panacea

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: Algal biofuels, like crops, demand land, water, fertilisers, pesticides and inputs that are costly for India, says Hoysall Chanakya Of late, there is heady euphoria over ‘green’ algal biofuels that are dangled as a panacea for developing countries such as India. While it is true that algal biofuels can contribute to a fossil fuel-free

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Top Tech Breakthroughs Of 2012

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.Net: Potato batteries, wind-powered mine detectors, smart waterpumps… SciDev.Net revisits some of the best inventions of 2012. Fascinating innovations come from around the world, and aim to tackle a range of development issues, from cutting the risk of disasters and disease, to helping people with disabilities access information and bringing energy to remote areas. Phase-changing

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Classifying Knowledge For Policymaking

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: This policy brief, published by the Overseas Development Institute, explores how different types of knowledge feed into policymaking processes — based on case-studies in three South-East Asian countries — and suggests that classifying knowledge can be a useful way of promoting evidence-based decisions. The complexity of policy processes means there is no simple way

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International Prize For The SDC’s Papa Andina Project

Jan 15th, 2013 | By
The Andean potatoes have made their way onto the shop shelves of the biggest cities in Latin America. (© CIP)




SDC: Improving market access for small Andean farmers and making more out of the biodiversity of their crops – that is the basic challenge underlying the Papa Andina regional project, launched in 1998 by the SDC and the International Potato Center (CIP). This innovative and sustainable solution won a prize announced on the occasion of

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Could We Acclimatise To The Hotter Summers To Come?

Jan 14th, 2013 | By
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The Conversation: Acclimatising to heat is a tough gig. Since 1970, central Australian regions have warmed 1.2ᵒC and as the world continues to get warmer, increasingly common and increasingly intense heat waves will make acclimatising even tougher. Our physiology is fantastically clever. Humans have managed to successfully inhabit most of the earth’s land surface, from

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How American Cities Are Adapting To Climate Change

Jan 14th, 2013 | By
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Think Progress: A new report by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives highlights twenty local government across the country that are taking the initiative to combat global warming. The report follows up an earlier survey ICLEI did of 298 American cities, which found that 74 percent had perceived changes in the climate — including

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

Jan 11th, 2013 | By
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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

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Climate Model Forecast Is Revised

Jan 10th, 2013 | By
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BBC: The UK Met Office has revised one of its forecasts for how much the world may warm in the next few years. It says the average temperature is likely to be 0.43 C above the long-term average by 2017, as opposed to an earlier forecast suggesting a difference of 0.54C. The explanation is that

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Biofuels Cause Pollution, Not As Green As Thought – Study

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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Reuters: Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more bio-fuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday. The report said trees grown to produce wood fuel – seen as a cleaner alternative to oil and

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Rogue Geoengineering Could ‘Hijack’ World’s Climate

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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Guardian: Techniques aimed at averting global warming could lead to an unpredictable international crisis, a report has warned. The world’s climate could be hijacked by a rogue country or wealthy individual firing small particles into the stratosphere, claims a warning that comes not from a new Hollywood movie trailer but a sober report from the

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Improving Communication First Step To Enhance Climate Change Adaptation In West Africa

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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CGAIR: West Africa is one of the most affected regions by climate change due to its dependency on rain-fed agriculture. Agriculture is a mainstay for most countries and a potential way out of poverty for millions of small-scale farmers. Policies and strategies therefore need to effectively address climate change adaptation within the agriculture sector, so

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Africa Analysis: Filling Climate Data Gaps Is Only The First Step

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: Africa is often blamed for having scarce and unreliable weather records that hold back predictions of how climate change will affect the continent. This has led to calls over the years for better climate-change science and record-keeping, with the most recent coming from African science academies last November. In a statement entitled ‘Climate change

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Costa Rica Presents Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Model Initiatives

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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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

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Sankosh To Have Serious Implications On Environment

Jan 8th, 2013 | By
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Business Bhutan: Considered one of the biggest hydropower projects in the country, the 2,560 megawatt Sankosh hydropower project, is all set to get a green signal from the Indian government, but the commencement of the joint venture project will mean serious implications on the environment. According to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report for Sankosh

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Building Support For Locally Relevant Climate Tech

Jan 7th, 2013 | By
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SciDevNet: Climate Innovation Centers can promote clean technologies but need backing with a coordinated effort, says policy specialist Ambuj Sagar. Technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help people to adapt to climate change will be a key part of how developing countries respond to the climate challenge. But the relatively limited capabilities of these

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Extent of Climate Change and Impact on Indian Agriculture (Presentation)

Jan 4th, 2013 | By
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Extent of climate change over India and its projected impact on Indian agriculture – A presentation by Dr Raj – The Kerala Environment Congress – Organised by the Centre for Environment and Development (2012)






A Safer Stove For The Developing World

Jan 4th, 2013 | By
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Fastcoexist: A Safer Stove For The Developing World, Created By Indian Student Entrepreneurs.. Having an open fire in your house is dangerous, and it’s not good to inhale the smoke. But it’s how billions of people cook and heat their houses. The Greenway Smart Stove aims to change that–with no moving parts and at a

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Ten Solar Energy Predictions For 2013

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By
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Renewable Energy World: We’ve been down so long almost anything starts to look like up. Be prepared for another few down years as the solar industry rationalizes production and figures out how to make money downstream; we’ve lost this profit-making capability upstream. Since I don’t have to worry about offending any customers, suppliers, competitors or

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Guide To Greener Electronics 18

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By
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Greenpeace: Every day, more people around the world rely on laptops, phones and tablets to make their lives more productive and fun. Electronic gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we purchase and discard these devices is having a serious impact on our planet. Consumers have expressed their desire for greener

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Impact of Snow And Glacier Melt On Water: EU HighNoon Project

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
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Impact of snow and glacier melt on the water security of users of the Ganges, India Ewout Zwolsman, an MSc student from Wageningen University, assessed for the HighNoon project the contribution of snow- and ice melt to the water demand in the Ganges basin as part of his final Masters thesis. The first challenge was

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Will US Move Forward To Address Climate Change Concerns?

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
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Forbes India: The richer world is no longer in charge, says Richard Muller. And the issue is not blame; it is to find a practical solution In the US Presidential debates, zero minutes were spent discussing climate change and global warming. The issue is no longer a high concern among the US population; perhaps not

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Costs Of Climate Change Adaptation In Europe: A Review

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
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Climate change is expected to have significant impacts on Europe that will affect its economic sectors and the distribution of  economic activity. While some of those climate-change impacts can be alleviated by mitigation action, some degree of climate change cannot be avoided anymore. This makes adaptation an essential component in addressing the impacts from climate

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Everest Image: Creator Says More Must Be Done To Tackle Climate Change

Dec 28th, 2012 | By
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The Telegraph: The creator of the four billion pixel interactive image of Everest has warned that more must be done to tackle climate change in order to save world’s highest mountain. Since the image, made up of 477 individual photographs taken during the climbing season in spring 2012, went viral, David Breashears says he has

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New Planning Tool For Climate Adaptation In Cities

Dec 27th, 2012 | By
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A changing climate places great pressure on society, and creates many new challenges. To make city planning easier, a planning tool has been developed to support climate adaptation of cities and regions in Europe. The European research project SUDPLAN, co-ordinated by SMHI, has developed a planning tool for climate adaptation of European cities and regions

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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

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Can Technology Contribute To Happiness?

Dec 22nd, 2012 | By
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Practical Action: This short video was taken during a visit to the Ochola family, a poor family living on the outskirts of Kisumu in Kenya. The head of this family of 8 is Betty, a widow for the past two years.  The family make their living from farming a small plot of land they own and

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In Perspective: A Fatal Gap Between Science And Policy?

Dec 21st, 2012 | By
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Scidev.net: Journalists can help the developed world take responsibility for climate change by making it relevant to readers’ lives, says David Dickson. A little more than 30 years ago, a major UN conference on science and technology for development held in Vienna, Austria, ended on an upbeat note with an agreement in principle to set

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Climate Innovation Centre in Nairobi

Dec 21st, 2012 | By
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CIC: New business hub for Kenyan climate technology entrepreneurs was launched in Nairobi on 26th September to boost locally sourced green technologies in the East Africa region. The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (CIC), a cutting-edge facility, will offer financing and other services to a growing network of climate innovators and entrepreneurs. The first of its

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Indigenous Biodiversity ‘Crucial’ To Forest Futures

Dec 21st, 2012 | By
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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

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Countries Use Innovation To Deal With Climate Change

Dec 20th, 2012 | By
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While we hear of the effect climate change is having around the world, it is refreshing to hear of innovative ways that EU countries are helping to reduce the damage. In a pan-European contest organised by the European Commission, more than 70 organisations from across Europe have taken part in a campaign called ‘A world

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Doha: Inaction In The Face Of Urgency

Dec 20th, 2012 | By
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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

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Effectiveness of Local-Level Adaptation to Climate Change: Case Studies

Dec 19th, 2012 | By
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ClimateAdaptAsia: Determinants and Effectiveness of Local-Level Adaptation to Climate Change: Case Studies of Two Bangladesh ministries, including the ministries of agriculture, environment and forest, water, health, rural development, food and disaster management, children and women affairs, relevant departments and NGOs have been implementing a number of local level adaptation (LLA) projects with their limited resources

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Climate Change: Tourism’s Roles in Promoting Climate Action

Dec 19th, 2012 | By
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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

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Extreme Weather More Persuasive On Climate Change Than Scientists

Dec 17th, 2012 | By
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Guardian: AP poll shows that events like superstorm Sandy are succeeding with climate sceptics where scientists have been failing. As one of the Marx brothers famously said: who do you believe, me or your own eyes? Climate sceptics, it turns out, are much more likely to believe direct evidence of a changing climate in the

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Major Climate Change Report Draft Leaked Online: IPCC

Dec 17th, 2012 | By
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, speaks on June 6, 2011, during the opening of a conference in Oslo. A major report on climate change being compiled by the panel was on Friday leaked online in what appeared to be an attempt by a climate sceptic to discredit the panel.




Bangkok Post: A major report on climate change being compiled by the United Nation’s climate science panel was on Friday leaked online in what appeared to be an attempt by a climate sceptic to discredit the panel. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the full draft of its Fifth Assessment Report, which is

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Scientist Suggests Refreezing The Arctic To Stop Global Warming

Dec 14th, 2012 | By
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Times of India: A US scientist has offered a radical solution to global warming by suggesting that we could refreeze the Arctic using a few modified jets. David Keith, professor of applied physics at Harvard University, used climate models to suggest that injecting reflective particles into the atmosphere could reduce the amount of sunlight reaching

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China’s Economy To Outgrow America’s By 2030 As World Faces ‘Tectonic Shift’

Dec 14th, 2012 | By
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Guardian: National Intelligence Council also sees water and food shortages and suggests world is at a ‘critical juncture in human history’ A US intelligence portrait of the world in 2030 predicts that China will be the largest economic power, climate change will create instability by contributing to water and food shortages, and there will be

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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

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How Climate Change Affected Livelihood Options In Assam-India

Dec 13th, 2012 | By
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First Post: Climate change leading to natural disasters, particularly flood and erosion, has affected the livelihood options of thousands of people across Assam, a study has found out. The impact of the climate change is most pronounced among marginalised women, but it has also pushed people from prosperous families into taking up work of domestic

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Polluters and Beggars’ at Climate Change Talks in Doha

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
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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,

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

Dec 10th, 2012 | By
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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

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

Dec 10th, 2012 | By
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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

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Forests, Water And Food Dominate Day 11 Of COP18

Dec 8th, 2012 | By
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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

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Informing About climate change adaptation?

Dec 7th, 2012 | By
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  IIED: How do we tell whether climate change adaptation is making headway? IIED and partners Garama 3C ltd and Adaptify are developing tailored frameworks to help developing countries evaluate their climate adaptation investments: not just the ‘outputs’ these produce, but the ‘outcomes’ they deliver. Climate change adaptation is “a journey, not a destination”, as

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Climate Change: Is It In Our Hands?

Dec 7th, 2012 | By
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PTI/Rediff: Climate negotiators from 200 nations are currently locked in bitter and acrimonious discussions in an 11-day long conference being held in Doha, writes Rajni Bakshi. A report about rich countries cheating poor countries of about $30 billion in climate funds made headlines last week. Research by Oxfam, an international NGO, has shown that countries

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Flood Of Protest Hits Indian Dams

Dec 6th, 2012 | By
India’s hydroelectric projects, such as this dam on the River Teesta, are raising environmental concerns. DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/GETTY




Nature: Himalayan plans pose ecological threat, researchers warn. The days when the gigantic Indian rivers — the Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra — roar freely down the steep slopes of the Himalayas may be numbered. Roughly 300 dams are proposed or under construction in the deeply cut valleys of India’s mountainous north, part of a massive

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€10,000,000 Rural Livelihood and Climate Adaptation Programme in Himalayan Region

Dec 6th, 2012 | By
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ICIMOD : European Union & ICIMOD launch €11 million Rural Livelihood and Climate Change Adaptation programme in the Himalayan region. Five year programme spans Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Nepal The European Union (EU) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) today (4 Dec 2012) signed a €11 million agreement

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Climate Funds Must Help Integrate Climate Into Policy

Dec 6th, 2012 | By
African countries are investing in renewable sources of electricity as part of development planning. Flickr/PRI's The World




SciDev.net: Developing countries deserve more support for their efforts to prioritise climate change in development, writes climate expert Simon Anderson. At last year’s conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries decided that “comprehensive, iterative assessments of development needs and climate vulnerabilities” should form the basis for national climate adaptation

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Climate Change Impacts On Mountains: Time For Action Now

Dec 6th, 2012 | By
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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

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