Archive | November, 2011

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Eating Away the Climate

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

Something like 50 steps are involved in making a bottle of tomato sauce. Credit: Nalisha Kalideen/IPS

Food production is one of the planet’s biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions producing global warming and will be the primary victim with yields falling as temperatures rise and rainfall patterns shift.

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"God Wants Us to Live in a Garden, Not a Desert"

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

By Nastasya Tay

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov 28 (IPS) – The European Union plan to save the Kyoto Protocol may meet its greatest obstacle in the developing world. Continue Reading

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Q&R: Durban doit assurer que “les paroles deviennent réalité”

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

MIchelle Bachelet, directrice exécutive de l'ONU-Femmes. Credit: Sriyantha Walpola/IPS

Rousbeh Legatis s’entretient avec MICHELLE BACHELET, directrice exécutive de l’ONU-Femmes

NATIONS UNIES, 28 Nov (IPS) – Impliquer les femmes dans la prise de décisions et la gestion des ressources est une nécessité fondamentale pour toute mesure efficace visant à faire face aux conséquences multiformes, menaçant la vie, des changements climatiques, affirme la directrice exécutive de l’ONU-Femmes. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Why Africa Must Remain United in Durban

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Tomaz Salomão, the executive secretary for the Southern African Development Community. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

Isaiah Esipisu interviews DR. TOMAZ SALOMÃO, the executive secretary for the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov 28 (IPS) – African leaders have urged the international community to move the United Nations climate change negotiations, which started in Durban, South Africa on Monday, to a different level, and to prioritise adaptation for the continent. Continue Reading

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Community media coverage of COP17

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Community media coverage of COP 17 is being supported by the Media Development & Diversity Agency of South Africa, which is promoting the participation of local journalists through a programme of training and reporting on Climate Change.

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Biofuels are not a solution to the climate and energy crisis

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

By Nnimmo Bassey *

Credit: Claudius/IPS

DURBAN, Nov 28, 2011 (IPS)  Science tells us that we are heading for a climate crisis, yet it is within our means to change course.

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ENVIRONMENT: Seeing the Trees In The Year Of Forests

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

By A.D.McKenzie

PARIS, Nov 28, 2011 (IPS) – When firefighters arrived to put out a blaze that was engulfing the home of Elise Inversin on the French island of Corsica, the 66-year-old grandmother told firemen to forget about her house and save a neighbouring 900-year-old Mastic tree. The house could be rebuilt, she said. Continue Reading

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O Sul ganha do Norte na luta contra o aquecimento

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Julio Godoy

Berlim, Alemanha, 28/11/2011, (IPS).- O mundo em desenvolvimento chega à conferência de Durban com as credenciais de ter contribuído de modo substancial para reduzir a contaminação que causa a mudança climática.  Continue Reading

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MALAWI: Changing Climate Compounds Environmental Degradation

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

By Travis Lupick and Archibald Kasakura

BLANTYRE, Nov 28, 2011 (IPS) – As Daniel Chakunkha and Mussa Abu talk on the side of a dirt path in Makunje village, Malawi, a steady stream of bicycles loaded with charcoal passes by. The men stand at the halfway mark between Mwanza, a small city in the country’s southwest, and Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial hub.
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Pan African Parliament worried about climate change

Posted on 25 November 2011 by admin

Click on the link below to look at a sound-slide on the Pan African Parliament and climate change:

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