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Yolanda Kakabadse: “Create a Protocol Based on Non-Emissions”

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

Emilio Godoy interviews YOLANDA KAKABADSE, president of WWF

CANCÚN, Dec 9, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Latin America should create regional conventions to protect biodiversity and combat the impacts of climate change, says Ecuadorian environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, president of the World Wide Fund for Nature International (WWF), in this interview with TerraViva. Continue Reading

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India Ups Ante with Offer for Binding Targets

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

By Darryl D’Monte

CANCÚN, Dec 9, 2010, (IPS/TerraViva) – A rough yardstick for identifying which Asian countries make the biggest ripples in CancĂșn is the number of journalists who crowd around the spokesperson immediately after a press conference. Continue Reading

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Needed: 5 Gigatonnes of Further Reductions

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

Civil society is calling on governments to act decisively. Credit: Davison Makanga/IPS

By Mantoe Phakathi

CANCÚN, Dec 9, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – A reminder of the weakness of the status quo as climate talks in Mexico build towards  their conclusion: even if all parties were to honour the pledges made in the Copenhagen Accord, emissions reductions would fall badly short of what is needed to avert catastrophic global warming. Continue Reading

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Yolanda Kakabadse: “Crear un protocolo basado en la no emisión”

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

Yolanda Kakabadse. Crédito: WWF

Por Emilio Godoy

CANCÚN, MĂ©xico, 8 dic (IPS/TerraViva) – AmĂ©rica Latina debe construir convenciones regionales para proteger la biodiversidad y combatir el impacto del cambio climĂĄtico, segĂșn la ecuatoriana Yolanda Kakabadse, presidenta internacional del no gubernamental Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza (WWF). Continue Reading

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Climate Changes Herald a Future of Widespread Drought

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

Climate-driven changes in the water cycle will affect large regions of the world. Credit: Friedrich Böhringer/creative commons license

By Stephen Leahy

CANCÚN, Dec 8, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – As the world heats up, continents are drying up, with severe droughts forecast in the future. But negotiators at the climate summit here seem to have forgotten about water in their endless discussions over forests, carbon trading and finances. Continue Reading

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Pakistan on Frontline of Two Wars, says CancĂșn Delegation

Posted on 08 December 2010 by admin

Pakistan's Environment Minister Hameedullah Jan Afridi speaks to an IPS reporter in CancĂșn. Credit: Keya Acharya/TerraViva

By Keya Acharya

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 7, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – On the sidelines of the ministerial deliberations at CancĂșn underway Tuesday, a panel of scientists, climate policy experts and politicians outlined the devastating impacts of the recent floods in northwest Pakistan that destroyed 18 million homes, affecting 20 million people and costing the country five percent of its GDP. Continue Reading

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La calle protesta contra el mercado climĂĄtico

Posted on 08 December 2010 by admin

Martillo en la protesta de VĂ­a Campesina. Diana Cariboni/IPS

Por Diana Cariboni

CANCÚN, MĂ©xico, 7 dic (IPS/TerraViva) Los atajos que ofrece el sistema de la OrganizaciĂłn de las Naciones Unidas a las empresas para lucrar con las estrategias contra el recalentamiento global fueron blanco de duras crĂ­ticas en el DĂ­a de AcciĂłn Mundial por la Justicia ClimĂĄtica. Continue Reading

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Stimulate the Green Race to Tackle Climate Change

Posted on 08 December 2010 by admin

Greensolutions Expo, CancĂșn

By Björn Stigson *

CANCÚN, Dec 7, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – While negotiators in CancĂșn are struggling to make progress there is something interesting happening in the world. And it is good news. Countries have started to recognize and act upon the economic value in meeting the demand for green technology. Continue Reading

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As World Warms, Southern Africa Swelters

Posted on 07 December 2010 by admin

Irrigation near Kakamas, South Africa: sustainable use of water is especially critical in a warming world. Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPS

By Stephen Leahy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 7, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) Africa will be amongst the hardest hit regions of the world as the climate heats up, threatening the continent’s food security, experts agree. If global temperatures rise 2.0 degrees C, southern Africa will warm an additional 1.5 degrees to a 3.5-degree increase on average. Continue Reading

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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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