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Political Will Needed to Travel Last Mile

Posted on 10 December 2010 by admin

Hammer in VĂ­a Campesina march. Credit: Renee Leahy/IPS

By Nastasya Tay

CANCÚN, Dec 10, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Countries must redouble their efforts, to “travel the last mile to a successful outcome,” says U.N. climate chief Christina Figueres. Continue Reading

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CancĂșn Diary Day 3: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 04 December 2010 by admin

December 3

Adventures with fruit and heretical reflections from Nastasya Tay as Japan knocks the Kyoto Protocol.

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CancĂșn Diary Day 2: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin

December 2

What do you get when over a billion people try to change a light bulb? Nastasya Tay listens in on the Chinese, misses her bus, and queries the difference between climate finance and aid.

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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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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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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
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