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Straining Gnats and Swallowing Camels

Posted on 06 December 2010 by admin

VĂ­a Campesina march in CancĂșn. CrĂ©dit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS

By Diana Cariboni

CANCÚN, Dec 6, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – What some people view as modest but real progress in the climate change talks, others see as no more than smokescreens or “false solutions.” 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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Poca ambiciĂłn, muchas emisiones

Posted on 24 November 2010 by admin

Por Matthew O. Berger

WASHINGTON, 24 nov (IPS/TerraViva) – Las expectativas para la conferencia mundial sobre cambio climĂĄtico que comenzarĂĄ la semana prĂłxima en la sudoriental ciudad mexicana de CancĂșn parecen menores que las del encuentro el año pasado en Copenhague, mientras las emisiones de gases invernadero, causantes del fenĂłmeno, siguen creciendo.
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Summit Host CancĂșn No Model for Climate Change

Posted on 09 November 2010 by admin

Aerial view of the Moon Palace hotel, to host COP16, where an aero generator is to be installed without an environmental impact study. Credit:Courtesy of Mexican Centre for Environmental Law (CEMDA).

By Emilio Godoy*

MEXICO CITY, Nov 9, 2010 (TierramĂ©rica/TerraViva) – The beauty of the Mexican Caribbean resort city of CancĂșn may have been one reason for choosing it to host the upcoming global summit on climate change. But CancĂșn has little to recommend it as a model for adapting to the challenges posed by climate change.
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CancĂșn, impensable sede de una cumbre climĂĄtica

Posted on 08 November 2010 by admin

Vista aérea del hotel Moon Palace, sede oficial de la COP 16, donde se pretende instalar un aerogenerador sin estudio de impacto ambiental. / Crédito:Cortesía CEMDA

Por Emilio Godoy

MÉXICO, nov (TierramĂ©rica/TerraViva) – Las bellezas de la ciudad oceĂĄnica mexicana de CancĂșn pueden haber sido una razĂłn para elegirla como sede de la prĂłxima cumbre mundial de cambio climĂĄtico. Pero nada indica que sea un modelo de adaptaciĂłn a los rigores del recalentamiento.
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Waves and high tides are eating away at the beaches in Costa Rica’s Cahuita National Park, where the vegetation is uprooted and washed into the sea. Credit: Diego Arguedas/IPSInformal gold mining is the main source of mercury emissions in Latin America. An artisanal gold miner in El Corpus, Choluteca along the Pacific ocean in Honduras. Credit: Thelma MejĂ­a/IPS.Community leader Olga Vargas and her granddaughter Valery (backs turned to the camera) chat with local residents on one of the hiking paths that the Women’s Association created in the Quebrada Grande reserve. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSThe expansion of pineapple cultivation to the north of the capital San JosĂ© has put pressure on forests in Costa Rica. There are pineapple plantations and a packing plant right behind the Quebrada Grande reserve. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPS
In Quebrada Grande, the Agrarian Development Institute dedicated 119 hectares of land to forest conservation, which the Womens’ Association has been looking after for over a decade. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSOlga Vargas next to the greenhouse with which the Quebrada Grande de Pital Women’s Association began to revitalise its sustainable business, whose priority is reforestation. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSIsabel Michi carefully tends seedlings in the greenhouse on her small organic farm in the settlement of Mutirão Eldorado in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPSVegetation is beginning to cover the dunes separating the sea from the mouth of the  Aguán river. Thanks to the recovery of the dunes, the town is more protected from the wind, and less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPS

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