Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin
Civil society is calling on governments to act decisively. Credit: Davison Makanga/IPS
By Mantoe Phakathi
CANCÃšN, Dec 9, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – A reminder of the weakness of the status quo as climate talks in Mexico build towardsÂ their conclusion: even if all parties were to honour the pledges made in the Copenhagen Accord, emissions reductions would fall badly short of what is needed to avert catastrophic global warming. Continue Reading
Posted on 06 December 2010 by admin
By Emilio Godoy
CANCÃšN, Dec 6, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Ezequiel Estay began collecting glass bottles in 1991 after losing his job with the Chilean media conglomerate Copesa. Now, years later, he heads Chile’s National Movement of Recyclers and is a leader of the Latin American Recyclers’ Network, which is questioning the climate benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).