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Zukiswa Zimela interviews DORAH MAREMA, coordinator of Gender and Climate Change in Southern Africa

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 7 (IPS) Civil Society organisations are adamant that women are the ones who will be hardest hit by climate change because of the role they play in society as providers for their families. 

 

Dorah Marema, coordinator of Gender and Climate Change in Southern Africa. Credit: Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

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Carbon Pricing to Save Green Climate Fund

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

By Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 7 (IPS) – Carbon pricing will be the core mechanism to finance the Green Climate Fund and with it climate change adaptation projects in developing countries.

 

U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said there is a pool of possible financing options for the Green Climate Fund. Credit:Kristin Palitza/IPS

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Comprehensive Agreement Beyond Reach in Durban

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

By Kristin Palitza

DURBAN (IPS) – The goal of a comprehensive and binding agreement may be beyond the reach of the 17th United Nations climate change negotiations, says the organisation’s secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.

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UGANDA: Deforestation Robbing Communities of their Income

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

By Andrew Green

SSESE ISLANDS, Uganda, Dec 7 (IPS) – From a distance, Bugala Island in Lake Victoria is a patchwork of green and brown. The pattern is a result of dense forest retreating in the wake of recently planted palm tree plantations.

Workers on Bugala Island work to clear the rainforest to make way for an expanding palm tree plantation. Palm oil production is one of Uganda's rising industries. Credit: Will Boase/IPS

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Suecia, Gran Bretaña y Alemania, guardianes del clima

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

Cartel del IPCC en Durban. Crédito: IPS Africa

Por Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 6 dic (IPS)  Suecia, Gran Bretaña y Alemania ocupan los primeros lugares en el Índice de Protección Climática 2012, cuyos resultados fueron publicados este martes en la conferencia de las Naciones Unidas que se realiza en esta oriental ciudad sudafricana.

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Need to Act Globally to Respond to Climate Change

Posted on 06 December 2011 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

Poster at the ICC in Durban. Credit: Tinus de Jager/IPS

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 6 – South African President Jabob Zuma, leading British economist Sir Nicholas Stern, Nobel prize-winning scientists and leading policy experts have urged negotiators to act on the science of climate change at a special high-level event on the sidelines of the United Nations climate change conference here in Durban.

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Sweden, UK and Germany Top Climate Protectors

Posted on 06 December 2011 by admin

Electric cars reduce urban air pollution. Credit: Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 6 – Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany are the top countries to fight climate change, according to the 2012 Climate Change Performance Index, whose results were published at the United Nations climate change summit Tuesday.

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UNFCCC consensus … is it possible?

Posted on 06 December 2011 by admin

 

The UNFCCC has a consensus process to reach agreements on climate change, which, in effect, could lead to countries exercising a veto to stop progress. IPSs Stephen Leahy asks Alden Myer, director of strategy & policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, if the process could ever work.

 

 

 

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COP 17 diary: High-level talks start

Posted on 06 December 2011 by admin

 

 

Tinus de Jager reports from COP 17 in Durban at the start of the high-level meetings on combatting climate change.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kyoto Protocol on Life Support

Posted on 06 December 2011 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec6 – The United States has become the major stumbling block to progress at the mid point of negotiations over a new international climate regime say civil society and many of the 193 nations attending the United Nations climate change conference here in Durban.

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