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
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.
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
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, thatâs what this nation has resembled in the last two decades. Continue Reading
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