Posted on 20 June 2011 by admin
By Kumi Naidoo*
THE INSTITUTION PRISON, NUUK, Greenland, Jun 20, 2011 (IPS) – Nuuk is a long way from my hometown of Durban, and the Arctic is a long way for an African to come to campaign about climate change. Yet, here I sit, in a jail cell, with my colleague Ulvar Arnkvaern, in the ‘Institution’, a prison in Greenland’s capital. I sit here for breaching an exclusion zone and climbing aboard a dangerous deep water drilling rig some 120 km off Greenland’s coast.
Posted on 06 June 2011 by admin
By Sam Bickersteth and Ali Tauqeer Sheikh*
LONDON/ISLAMABAD, Jun 6, 2011 (IPS) – Last week, the world received a warning. A disturbing report from the International Energy Agency, the respected international authority on energy policy, found that CO2 emissions in 2010 were the highest ever recorded.
Posted on 14 April 2011 by admin
Analysis by Marwaan Macan-Markar
BANGKOK, Apr 14, 2011 (IPS) – China’s rise as a leader in the environmentally friendly, low-carbon economy is giving the Asian giant new diplomatic muscle for this year’s round of climate change negotiations leading up to the COP17 U.N. summit in Durban, South Africa in November.