Archive | November, 2010

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Voces y manos femeninas se levantan en CancĂșn

Posted on 30 November 2010 by admin

Carteles en el Cancunmesse

Justicia climĂĄtica ya

Por Emilio Godoy *

CANCÚN, 30 nov (IPS/TerraViva) – La hondureña Analucy Bengochea y otras mujeres de la etnia garĂ­funa partieron de cero para enfrentar al demoledor huracĂĄn Mitch en 1998, en la costa atlĂĄntica de esa naciĂłn centroamericana. Continue Reading

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UGANDA: Carbon Finance May Not Benefit Forest Communities

Posted on 30 November 2010 by admin

Mabira Forest, Uganda. Credit: S A Perez/Wikicommons

Mabira Forest, Uganda. Credit: S A Perez/Wikicommons/

By Rosebell Kagumire*

KAMPALA, Nov 30, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Uganda has lost more than two million hectares of forest since 1990, mostly converted to farmland by a growing population of smallholders. Carbon finance through the REDD programme is often presented as one way to arrest this destruction, but only if the benefits clearly translate to the grassroots. Continue Reading

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Estudio mayor sobre la contaminaciĂłn climĂĄtica de los bovinos

Posted on 30 November 2010 by admin

Ganado uruguayo pastando. Crédito: Cortesía Sociedad de Criadores de Hereford del Uruguay.

Por Marcela Valente

BUENOS AIRES, nov (TierramĂ©rica/TerraViva) – Algunos de los grandes productores de vacunos de AmĂ©rica Latina trabajarĂĄn en equipo desde 2011 para cuantificar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de la actividad ganadera y para plantear opciones de mitigaciĂłn. Continue Reading

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Changing Lives – Agriculture in Africa to take the brunt of climate change

Posted on 29 November 2010 by admin

Posted by Tinus de Jager
November 29, 2010

In this Podcast:
- Agriculture researchers want to make their results more practical
- Africa expects a three to four degree rise in temperature
- And using different crops could have positive results

 

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Will Year of Extremes End with a Whimper in CancĂșn?

Posted on 29 November 2010 by admin

Delegates at the Pre-COP Ministerial Meeting. Credit: COP16

By Stephen Leahy

CANCÚN, Nov 29, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) This year will likely be the warmest ever recorded, with soaring ocean temperatures resulting in a near record die-off of tropical corals, extreme heat and drought in Russia and massive flooding in Pakistan – all signs that climate change has taken hold. Continue Reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Don’t Look to South Africa for Leadership

Posted on 29 November 2010 by admin

Construction has begun on Medupi, a new power plant that will produce 4,800 MW - and 26 million tonnes of CO2 - per year.  Credit: Eskom

Construction has begun on Medupi, a new power plant that will produce 4,800 MW - and 26 million tonnes of CO2 - per year. Credit: Eskom

By IPS Correspondents

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 29, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – South Africa is Africa’s largest economy and the continent’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. The country’s emissions per capita are on par with those of the United Kingdom, and more than twice as high as China’s emissions by the same measure.
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Ártico: Fuente potencial de conflictos

Posted on 29 November 2010 by admin

Maurice Strong

Por Maurice Strong *

BEIJING, 29 nov (IPS/TerraViva) – Como el Ártico se convirtiĂł en preocupaciĂłn de la opiniĂłn pĂșblica mundial recientemente, nos falta mucho para comprender la verdadera naturaleza y la magnitud de los cambios que estĂĄn afectando al Ártico. Continue Reading

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CARIBBEAN: Adapting to Disaster as the New Normal

Posted on 28 November 2010 by admin

The refurbished Tere Yam community shelter in Riviere Cyrique, Dominica is a multi-use facility serving 595 villagers. Credit:Joan Joyce/IPS.

By Zadie Neufville*

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 28, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Residents in the communities around Trinityville in the eastern parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica are used to being stranded for several days at a time. Continue Reading

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Pesimismo ensombrece CancĂșn

Posted on 26 November 2010 by admin

Por Kanya D’Almeida

NUEVA YORK, 26 nov (IPS/TerraViva) – La 16 Conferencia de las Partes de la ConvenciĂłn Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio ClimĂĄtico (COP 16) comenzarĂĄ la semana prĂłxima en el sudoriental balneario mexicano de CancĂșn en un ambiente de pesimismo.
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Hope and Pessimism Converge in CancĂșn

Posted on 25 November 2010 by admin

By Kanya D’Almeida

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – On Nov. 29, the 190-member Conference of Parties (COP) will flock to the Moon Palace Hotel, an all-inclusive luxury coastal resort in CancĂșn, Mexico, to discuss governments’ progress on climate change.
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