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Besoin de 5 gigatonnes pour plus de réductions

Posted on 10 December 2010 by admin

Par Mantoe Phakathi

CANCĂšN, 9 dĂ©c (IPS/TerraViva) – Un rappel de la faiblesse du statu quo alors que les nĂ©gociations climatiques au Mexique tirent vers la fin: mĂŞme si toutes les parties devaient honorer les engagements pris dans l’Accord de Copenhague, les rĂ©ductions des Ă©missions n’atteindraient pas le niveau nĂ©cessaire pour Ă©viter le rĂ©chauffement catastrophique de la planète.
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AFRIQUE: Nourriture contre biocarburants: le débat se poursuit

Posted on 07 December 2010 by admin

Jatropha berries. Credit: John Bwakali/IPS

Jatropha berries. Credit: John Bwakali/IPS

Par Mantoe Phakathi

MBABANE, 7 dĂ©c (IPS/TerraViva) – “Nous allons Ă  CancĂşn pas mieux lotis que nous l’étions Ă  Copenhague”, a dĂ©clarĂ© Thuli Makama, la directrice des Amis de la terre – Swaziland, pendant qu’elle se prĂ©parait Ă  se rendre aux nĂ©gociations sur le climat au Mexique. Continue Reading

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OUGANDA: Le fonds carbone pourrait ne pas profiter aux communautés forestières

Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin

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

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

Par Rosebell Kagumire*

KAMPALA, 2 déc (IPS/TerraViva) – L’Ouganda a perdu plus de deux millions d’hectares de forêt depuis 1990; la plus grande partie a été convertie en terre agricole par une population croissante de petits producteurs. Le fonds carbone, à travers le programme REDD, est souvent présenté comme un moyen d’arrêter cette destruction, mais seulement à condition que les avantages aillent réellement à la base. Continue Reading

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MALAWI: Un herboriste adhère à la lutte contre la déforestation

Posted on 02 November 2010 by admin

Unsustainable use of forests is a problem across the Southern Africa region. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS.

Collins Mtika

MZUZU, Malawi, 2 nov (IPS/TerraViva) – Des dĂ©cennies de culture itinĂ©rante par les agriculteurs ruraux ont menacĂ© les forĂŞts dans le district de Karonga, dans le nord du Malawi. La perte du couvert forestier a Ă©galement menacĂ© les moyens de subsistance de Benjamin Kalowekamo, un herboriste qui dĂ©pend des plantes locales pour prĂ©parer ses dĂ©coctions servant Ă  guĂ©rir des maladies.
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MALAWI: Des sols plus riches assurent la première défense contre les changements climatiques

Posted on 26 October 2010 by admin

Granary in Mchinji: in the face of declining harvests, farmers are adopting adaptation strategies within their limited means. Credit:FISD/IPS.

Claire Ngozo*

MCHINJI DISTRICT, 26 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – Le Malawi a demandĂ© aux cadres des gouvernements locaux d’élaborer des stratĂ©gies d’intervention locale contre les effets des changements climatiques.
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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 Mejía/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 José 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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