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Civil Society organisations are sticking to their guns: Women will be hardest hit by the climate change.

Posted on 13 December 2011 by admin

Civil Society organisations are sticking to their guns: Women will be hardest hit by the climate change. Zuki Zimela reports from COP 17 in Durban.

 

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COP 17 diary: Ray of Hope awarded in Durban

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

 

Tinus de Jager reports from the Climate Change Talks in Durban, South Africa. As the talks draw to a close, the Africa Group gets a positive reward, but all indications are still that little will be achieved at COP 17.

 

 

 

 

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COP 17 diary: Africa knows what it wants

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

 

 

Tinus de Jager reports from COP 17 in Durban that the African negotiators have a clear idea of what they want from the climate talks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thousands march to protest against climate change

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

Thousands of protesters marched in Durban on Saturday in an effort to make the need for the fight against climate change known to the world. Zukiswa Zimela of IPS followed the protest and compiled this sound-slide.

 

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We need more commitment: Greenpeace

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

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

 

 

During the second and final week of climate change negotiations at COP 17 in Durban, Civil Society is calling for more commitment to fighting global carbon emissions. Zukiswa Zimela reports from the ICC.

 

 

 

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COP 17 diary: Ban says don’t expect too much

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

 

 

Tinus de Jager reports from COP 17 in Durban that the United Nations says binding agreements may not be reached at COP 17.

 

 

 

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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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Daily diary

Posted on 05 December 2011 by admin

 

Tinus de Jager summarizes the daily events at COP 17 in Durban, South Africa.

 

 

 

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Mountain magic turning tragic

Posted on 05 December 2011 by admin

By Sudeshna Sarkar

A mountainous country that boasts of eight of the 14 highest peaks in the world, including Mt Everest, Nepal is threatened by both deluge and drought with climate change shrinking its glaciers by 21 percent in 30 years. As rising temperature disturbs the balance of snow, ice and water in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region where it is located, millions of mountain people and 1.3 billion people living downstream in Asia’s major river basins face the loss of livelihood, homes and lives due to flash floods and droughts.

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