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Africa’s Future Lies in a Green Energy Grid

Posted on 14 December 2010 by admin

By Stephen Leahy*

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Dec 14, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Development in Africa could falter as climate change grips the continent, increasing the length and severity of droughts and floods by altering precipitation patterns, among other impacts. Continue Reading

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Hope and Pessimism Converge in CancĂșn

Posted on 25 November 2010 by admin

By Kanya D’Almeida

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – On Nov. 29, the 190-member Conference of Parties (COP) will flock to the Moon Palace Hotel, an all-inclusive luxury coastal resort in CancĂșn, Mexico, to discuss governments’ progress on climate change.
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ETHIOPIA: First Carbon Finance Spreads Green Over Highland

Posted on 22 November 2010 by admin

Farmers are rapidly reforesting the Humbo plateau, thanks to carbon finance. Credit: WorldVision.

By Omer Redi*

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 22, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – It has been decades since the people of the Humbo Woreda have been self-sufficient in food. A Clean Development Mechanism project – Ethiopia’s first – is restoring the environment and sustaining livelihoods along with it. Continue Reading

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JAPAN: Climate Change Concerns Give Aid A Green Hue

Posted on 07 October 2010 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi*

TOKYO, Oct 7, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – It may not be easy to imagine Japan as a jolly green giant, but to several Asian countries that have been enjoying environmental projects funded by Japanese aid, that’s what this nation has resembled in the last two decades. Continue Reading

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CARIBBEAN: Sharing the Pain of Climate Change

Posted on 28 September 2010 by admin

High winds cause up to 90 percent of storm damage in the Caribbean. Credit:maistora/creative commons license.

By Peter Richards*

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 28, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – With a recent study warning that the Caribbean could lose six percent of its Gross Domestic Product annually to the ravages of climate change, some experts say that a combination of adaptation funding and risk pooling is the region’s best hope for the future. Continue Reading

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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/IPSVegetation is beginning to cover the dunes separating the sea from the mouth of the  AguĂĄn 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 MejĂ­a/IPS

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