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CancĂșn Diary Day 8: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 10 December 2010 by admin

Riot cops at a COP16 protest in CancĂșn. Credit: Nastasya Tay/IPS.

December 10

Nastasya Tay navigates her way between riot police, media scrums, children and the UN, exploring the warm fuzzy side of herself.

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Riot cops at a COP16 protest in CancĂșn. Credit: Nastasya Tay/IPS.

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CancĂșn Diary Day 6 & 7: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 10 December 2010 by admin

December 8 & 9

Nastasya Tay returns to CancĂșn, recovering from a weekend of legislative debauchery, and explores the world of climate talk acronyms in the lead up to the opening of the High Level Session of negotiations.

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Difficulties in Deliberating over Difficult Negotiations: Live from Cancun

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

Blog by Keya Acharya

Cancun, Dec 9, 2010 – When you look out from the press room at the centre of the Cancun talks, or from your hotel balcony, or from the window of your moving car, it’s a cobalt sea, dotted with teasing little swirls of white foam, bordered by swaying palm trees along a curvaceous coast of narrow white sands. Continue Reading

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CancĂșn Diary Day 4: Rosebell Kagumire

Posted on 08 December 2010 by admin

Protesters in the streets of Cancun

December 6

Delegates in Cancun say they hope global climate talks will get back on track in Mexico. Rosebell Kagumire reports that negotiators have been asked to put women at the heart of any new strategy.

 

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CancĂșn Diary Day 4: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 07 December 2010 by admin

December 6

Nastasya Tay ventures to Mexico City, where legislators from around the globe were taking a (sometimes wild) stab at thinking through climate solutions.

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Bhutan says yes to bioplastics, biofuels and happiness

Posted on 06 December 2010 by admin

Gunter Pauli, author of "The Blue Economy"

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THIMPHU, Dec 6, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – A decade ago HM Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the Queen of Bhutan visited the ZERI pavilion at the World Expo in Hannover, the largest bamboo building in modern times, constructed with a German building permit. Continue Reading

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CancĂșn Diary Day 3: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 04 December 2010 by admin

December 3

Adventures with fruit and heretical reflections from Nastasya Tay as Japan knocks the Kyoto Protocol.

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CancĂșn Diary Day 3: Rosebell Kagumire

Posted on 03 December 2010 by admin

December 3

Rosebell Kagumire finds Southern African officials worried that people back home will be disappointed by any REDD agreement.

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CancĂșn Diary Day 2: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin

December 2

What do you get when over a billion people try to change a light bulb? Nastasya Tay listens in on the Chinese, misses her bus, and queries the difference between climate finance and aid.

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CancĂșn Diary Day 1: Rosebell Kagumire

Posted on 01 December 2010 by admin

December 1

Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation is high on the agenda for civil society, says Rosebell Kagumire.

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