Archive | September, 2011

MEXICO: Women Left Out of U.N. Forest Plan

Posted on 30 September 2011 by admin

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Sep 30, 2011 (IPS) – Despite the growing participation of women in forestry projects in Mexico, the national strategy for the United Nations-led REDD+ forest plan in this country lacks a gender focus. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Change the System to Save the Planet

Posted on 28 September 2011 by admin

Marcela Valente interviews environmental journalist and author HERVÉ KEMPF *

BUENOS AIRES, Sep 28, 2011 (Tierramérica) – To save the planet from climate change and the loss of biodiversity, we must leave capitalism behind and seek out a less consumerist, more socially just system, insists French environmental journalist Hervé Kempf. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Big Polluters Should “Stay Home” From Climate Conference

Posted on 28 September 2011 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews PATRICK BOND, political economist at the University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Development Studies in Durban, South Africa

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) – In order for global climate change policies and efforts to progress, intense local activism and countries most adversely affected by climate change must play a leading role. Continue Reading

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BURKINA FASO: Bonuses Help Reforestation Take Root

Posted on 27 September 2011 by admin

By Brahima Ouédraogo

OUAGADOUGOU, Sep 27 (IPS) – This year Fatimata Koama and her associates received more than half a million CFA francs as a reward for planting – and looking after – 1,200 trees in their small corner of Burkina Faso. Continue Reading

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Posted on 27 September 2011 by admin

- Perú: Regidoras luchan en la tierra de glaciares derretidos.
- Carga sobrehumana pesa sobre las mujeres somalíes.
- Nepalesas siembran un futuro mejor.

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Q&A: “We Expect the Polluters to Pay”

Posted on 26 September 2011 by admin

By Kristin Palitza speaks to TOSI MPANU-MPANU, chair of the Africa Group of Negotiators for Climate Change

BAMAKO, Sep 26 (IPS) – Africa will have to present a strong position at the United Nations climate change conference later this year to ensure the continent will receive the financing to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Continue Reading

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Developing Countries’ Designs for the Green Climate Fund

Posted on 23 September 2011 by admin

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez

MONTREAL, Canada, Sep 13 (IPS) – With its coffers largely dry and its management being contested, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) remains a hot topic among African civil society. Ahead of the upcoming international climate change meeting in South Africa, African ministers have already met to set their agenda and civil society is looking to do the same. Continue Reading

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WEST AFRICA: Households Turning to Cow Dung for Energy

Posted on 20 September 2011 by admin

By Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, Sep 20 (IPS) – There are dusty barrels carefully positioned outside many of the family compounds in the Léona neighbourhood of Kaolack, a city of 20,000 in western Senegal: signs of success for a project to introduce the use of biogas as a source of fuel. Amadou Faye, whose family herds cows, goats and sheep as well as growing groundnuts on the side, is among the early adopters. Continue Reading

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Analysis: The Dangerously High Cost of Amazon Beef

Posted on 19 September 2011 by admin

By João Meirelles and María José Barney González

A delicious 500-gram Amazonian beef steak produced with 7,000 grams of carbon dioxide and 7,000 liters of water, mixed with belched methane, is the ideal recipe for climate change.

BELÉM, Brazil, Sep 19 (Tierramérica)- The livestock industry, and especially cattle production, is one of the world’s most significant contributors to climate change.

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AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST: Certains pays s’essayent au biogaz à travers les bouses de vaches

Posted on 16 September 2011 by admin

Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, 16 sep (IPS) – Les conséquences néfastes sur l’environnement, liées à l’utilisation du bois de chauffage et du charbon de bois, ont amené certains Etats africains, comme le Sénégal, la Mauritanie et le Burkina Faso à initier un Programme national de biogaz domestique (PNB), affirment des experts.

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