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Q&R: Pourquoi l’Afrique doit rester unie à Durban

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

Dr. Tomaz Salomão. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

Isaiah Esipisu s’entretient avec DR TOMAZ SALOMÃO, le secrétaire exécutif de la Communauté de développement d’Afrique australe (SADC)

DURBAN, Afrique du Sud, 29 nov (IPS) – Les dirigeants africains ont exhorté la communauté internationale à amener les négociations des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques, qui ont commencé lundi à Durban, en Afrique du Sud, à un niveau différent, et à prioriser l’adaptation pour le continent. 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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Q&A: Climate Talks Must Ensure That “Words Become Reality”

Posted on 25 November 2011 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews MICHELLE BACHELET, Executive Director of UN Women

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25, 2011 (IPS) – Involving women in decision-making and resource management is a basic necessity for any effective plan to address the multi- layered and life-threatening consequences of climate change, says the head of UN Women.
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Q&A: The Finer Points of Rising Sea Levels

Posted on 17 November 2011 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis* interviews MARY-ELENA CARR, associate director of the Columbia Climate Centre at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in New York

NEW YORK, Nov 17, 2011 (IPS) – Long before the Pacific will rise to a level that will leave its estimated 30,000 islands submerged, most of them might be severely affected by frequent flooding and storms.

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Q&A: “Grabbing of Drylands is a Serious Concern”

Posted on 13 November 2011 by admin

Manipadma Jena interviews DENNIS GARRITY, Drylands Ambassador, UNCCD
NEW DELHI, Nov 13 , 2011 (IPS) – Designated Drylands Ambassador, United Nations Convention for Combating Desertification (UNCCD), at its 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) in South Korea in October, Dennis Garrity is mandated to raise awareness of land degradation.
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Q&A: ‘Soil is Key to Global Warming, Food Security’

Posted on 21 October 2011 by admin

Manipadma Jena interviews LUC GNACADJA, executive director, UNCCD
CHANGWON, Oct 21, 2011 (IPS) – Luc Gnacadja, in his second three-year term as executive secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is widely seen as delivering on his commitment to manage the world’s drylands.
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Q&A: “The Future of Brazil is the Natural Knowledge Economy”

Posted on 04 October 2011 by admin

Fabíola Ortiz interviews Brazilian climate expert CARLOS NOBRE *

PORTO DE GALINHAS, Brazil, Oct 4, 2011 (Tierramérica) – Brazil could play a leading role in a new global agenda for sustainable development and become an “environmental power”, says Carlos Nobre, one of the world’s foremost climate change experts. 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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