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La COP 16 entre el perro y las pulgas

Posted on 06 December 2010 by admin

Marcha de La VĂ­a Campesina en CancĂșn. CrĂ©dito: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS

Por Diana Cariboni *

CANCÚN, MĂ©xico, 6 dic (IPS/TerraViva) - Lo que para algunos es un avance modesto pero firme en la negociaciĂłn sobre cambio climĂĄtico, que ingresa en su segunda semana en la ciudad mexicana de CancĂșn, para otros no es mĂĄs que humo o “falsas soluciones”. Continue Reading

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‘A Lot of People Misunderstand China’

Posted on 05 December 2010 by admin

Nastasya Tay interviews RENATE LOK-DESSALLIEN, head of the United Nations Development Programme’s China office

Windmills at Xinjiang, China. Credit: Chris Lim/Wikicommons

Windmills at Xinjiang, China. Credit: Chris Lim/Wikicommons

CANCÚN, Dec 5, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – In 2008, China pumped out 6.5 gigatonnes of CO2, roughly equal to the emissions from the rest of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East combined. Continue Reading

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REDD at CancĂșn Causes Angst in India

Posted on 04 December 2010 by admin

A cloud forest in Costa Rica. Credit: GermĂĄn Miranda/IPS

By Keya Acharya

CANCÚN, Dec 4, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Forest rights advocates and indigenous community organisations from India are adding their voices to what promises to become the newest division in the climate talks here: the inclusion of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation + in developing countries, or REDD+, as an agreement. Continue Reading

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The World Needs Women to Make Progress on Climate Change

Posted on 04 December 2010 by admin

Wangari Maathai

By Wangari Maathai *

NAIROBI, Dec 4, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – 2010 A year after much touted climate change summit in Copenhagen, country negotiators from around the world are together again to work out an international response to climate change. Continue Reading

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Espérame en Durban, tratado mío

Posted on 04 December 2010 by admin

Christiana Figueres, secretaria ejecutiva de ña Convención de Cambio Climåtico. Crédito: CMNUCC

Por Emilio Godoy *

CANCÚN, 3 dic (IPS/TerraViva) – Al tĂ©rmino de la primera semana de negociaciones en la cumbre del clima, que se desarrolla en este centro turĂ­stico mexicano, se ve lejana la posibilidad de que las casi 200 delegaciones nacionales presentes acuerden la renovaciĂłn del Protocolo de Kyoto, que expira en 2012. Continue Reading

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Lost in CancĂșn

Posted on 04 December 2010 by admin

Mayan pyramid of criticism of polluting countries in Cancunmesse. / Credit:Diana Cariboni/IPS

By Diana Cariboni * – IPS/TerraViva

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 3, 2010 “The hurricane season officially ended on Nov. 30,” a local shopkeeper told this journalist reassuringly as she entered his store with her hair blown in every direction by the wind on a drizzly, cloudy day. Continue Reading

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Southern Africa Collectively Gearing Up For REDD

Posted on 03 December 2010 by admin

Nchisi Forest Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Thomas Wagner/Wikicommons

Nchisi Forest Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Thomas Wagner/Wikicommons

By Rosebell Kagumire

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 3, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is moving to support its member countries to tap into benefits from the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) framework. Continue Reading

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Perdidos en CancĂșn

Posted on 03 December 2010 by admin

Una piråmide maya de críticas a los países contaminadores en el Cancunmesse. Crédito: Diana Cariboni/IPS

Por Diana Cariboni *

CANCÚN, 2 dic (IPS/TerraViva) – “El 30 de noviembre se terminĂł oficialmente la temporada de huracanes”, dijo tranquilizador un comerciante de CancĂșn a esta periodista que entraba a su tienda con el pelo arremolinado por el viento en una jornada con lloviznas y nubarrones. Continue Reading

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Debate por nuevo acuerdo contra deforestaciĂłn al rojo vivo

Posted on 03 December 2010 by admin

La hotelerĂ­a de CancĂșn eliminĂł manglares costeros. CrĂ©dito: Diana Cariboni/IPS

Por Emilio Godoy*

CANCÚN, 2 dic (IPS/TerraViva) – Un posible convenio internacional sobre ReducciĂłn de Emisiones Provocadas por la DeforestaciĂłn y la DegradaciĂłn de los Bosques (REDD), que surgirĂ­a de la COP 16, provoca descontento en un nutrido grupo de organizaciones sociales. Continue Reading

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Japan Under Fire for Abandoning Kyoto Pact

Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin

The timing of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's statement was deliberate, NGOs say. Credit: White House photo

By Darryl D’Monte*

CANCÚN, Dec 1, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) -  Japanese NGOs feel that Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s categorical statement in parliament on Monday that his government would not under any circumstances be party to a continuation of the Kyoto Protocol, which was signed in that historic city in 1997, went “beyond irony”. Continue Reading

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