Tag Archive | "COP 16"

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Cambio climĂĄtico, un drama que aĂșn no entendemos

Posted on 11 December 2010 by admin

La playa se hunde y la arena se va en el "paraĂ­so" de la zona hotelera de CancĂșn- CrĂ©dito: Diana Cariboni/IPS

Por Diana Cariboni, enviada especial *

CANCÚN, 11 dic (TierramĂ©rica/TerraViva) – “Somos el paĂ­s mĂĄs frĂ­o del mundo…, asĂ­ que el calentamiento global es bueno para nosotros. Cuanto mĂĄs tibio, mĂĄs cosechas
 Se habla de detener la deforestaciĂłn de las selvas tropicales para combatir el cambio climĂĄtico, pero nosotros no tenemos selvas tropicales”. Continue Reading

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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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Urgently Searching for a Path Forward

Posted on 10 December 2010 by admin

By Nastasya Tay

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 10, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Civil society organisations here are demanding real progress in talks at the 16th Conference of the Parties on the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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See the Green in REDD+, Say Top Leaders in CancĂșn

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

By Keya Acharya

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 9, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) An entire body of leaders, spearheaded by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is now looking at REDD+ as a panacea to global warming with multiple benefits thrown in. 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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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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India’s Climate Change Action: Will It Go the Way of the World?

Posted on 05 December 2010 by admin

Wildlifers worry the Forest Rights Act will threaten India's last critical habitats, which include Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. Credit: Keya Acharya/IPS

Commentary by Keya Acharya

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 5, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) While the parlaying at the climate talks in CancĂșn broke for the weekend, a group of 155 legislators from 16 of the G20 major economies met in the Mexican Senate to discuss how to influence their countries’ ministers to agree to an international commitment that obligated them to pass national laws on climate action. Continue Reading

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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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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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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/IPSIn 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/IPS
The 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/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 MutirĂŁo Eldorado in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Credit: FabĂ­ola Ortiz/IPSThe mural of scraps of plastic and other recyclable materials made on the community centre wall by the people of Santa Rosa de AguĂĄn to celebrate their way of life and the beauty of GarĂ­funa women, and remind the town of the need to mitigate climate chang

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