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Gobiernos admiten necesidad de un tratado climático universal

Posted on 12 December 2011 by admin

Por Stephen Leahy

Delegados cruzan el puente de acceso al centro de convenciones de Durban donde se celebró la cumbre climática / Crédito:Zukiswa Zimela/IPS
Delegados cruzan el puente de acceso al centro de convenciones de Durban donde se celebró la cumbre climática

Crédito: Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 12 dic (Tierramérica) – El mundo se encamina a un peligroso calentamiento planetario. Pero cuando la decimoséptima cumbre climática concluía en Sudáfrica este domingo 11, los gobiernos aceptaron discutir un nuevo tratado global para abatir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. Continue Reading

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Agreement for New Global Treaty To Reduce Emissions

Posted on 11 December 2011 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

As the United Nations climate negotiations ended with the world’s nations still to agree on a new global treaty to reduce carbon emissions, others urge: "Stop Talking. Start Planting." Credit: Tinus de Jager/IPS

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 11 (IPS) – The world is increasingly committed to dangerous levels of global warming with yet another failure by nations of the world to agree to needed reductions in carbon emissions here in Durban. However, as the 17th Conference of Parties ended early Sunday morning, members did agree to talk about a new global treaty to reduce emissions.

 

 

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Durban Text Dubbed a “Death Sentence for Africa”

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Durban leading the African response to climate change? Credit: IPS Africa

By Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 9, 2011 (IPS) No one is happy late Friday at the very contentious U.N. climate talks that went into extra time on Saturday. As the lights flicker on a rainy night here, the partial power failure echoes the failure of the multilateral process, according to civil society and some countries. Continue Reading

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Lluvioso callejón sin salida

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

¿Durban conduce la respuesta africana al cambio climático? Crédito: IPS Africa

Por Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 9 dic (IPS) Nadie estaba feliz al anochecer de este viernes 9 en las peleadas negociaciones climáticas de la ONU, que entraron en alargue hasta este sábado. Mientras las luces parpadeaban en la noche lluviosa de la ciudad sudafricana de Durban, el fallo eléctrico recordaba el fracaso del proceso multilateral. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “By 2020 it Will be Too Late”

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

WWF climate scientist Regine Günther. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS

Kristin Palitza spoke to REGINE GÜNTHER, climate protection and energy policy chief at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), about the dangers climate change poses to security and livelihoods.

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 9 (IPS) - Despite the high risk, it remains difficult to convince politicians to take immediate action to prevent further climate change and make available the necessary funds to do so. Scientists have warned repeatedly of the effects of climate change: If governments will not act fast, they will cause an irreversible catastrophe.

 

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End Carbon Apartheid, Say African Faith Groups

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

South African Bishop Geoff Davies (L) and Mardi Tindal, Moderator of the United Church of Canada

By Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 9 (IPS) - African and international faith leaders urged governments attending the final day of climate change negotiations to do what is right and necessary to keep global temperature from rising no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Saving the Forests with Indigenous Knowledge

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu*

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 9 (IPS) – For the Laibon community, a sub-tribe of Kenya’s Maasai ethnic group, the 33,000-hectare Loita Forest in the country’s Rift Valley Province is more than just a forest. It is a shrine.

Olonana Ole Pulei’s community is a sub-tribe of Kenya’s Maasai ethnic group. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

 

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Importance of Financing Climate Change Adaptation

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Zukiswa Zimela spoke to MARCIA LEVAGGI, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 9 (IPS) - The issue of money is still a substantial part of the negotiations at 17thConference of Parties in Durban, South Africa. IPS spoke to Marcia Levaggi, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board, on the importance of ensuring that developing countries have the funds to deal with the effects of climate change.

Marcia Levaggi, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board. Credit: Zukiswa ZImela/IPS

 

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Suécia, Grã-Bretanha e Alemanha, as guardiãs do clima

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

Kristin Palitza

Cartaz do IPCC em Durban. Crédito: IPS África

Durban, África do Sul, 8/12/2011, (IPS) – Suécia, Grã-Bretanha e Alemanha ocupam os primeiros lugares no Índice de Proteção Climática 2012, cujos resultados foram divulgados esta semana na conferência das Nações Unidas que acontece nessa cidade.  Continue Reading

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Cambio climático es urgente, lo vemos después

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

Los países que participan de las negociaciones sobre el clima admitieron públicamente que sus actuales recortes de emisiones contaminantes no podrán limitar el recalentamiento planetario en menos de dos grados. Crédito: Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

Por Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 8 dic (IPS) – Los países que participan de las negociaciones sobre el clima admitieron públicamente que sus actuales recortes de emisiones contaminantes no podrán limitar el recalentamiento planetario en menos de dos grados. Continue Reading

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