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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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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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