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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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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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SADC wants water on UNFCCC agenda

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) wants to put water as a standalone agenda item on the COP17 agenda.

 

 

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Nuclear power can contribute to climate change mitigation

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

Hans-Holger Rogner of the IAEA

More than 190 countries have sent delegates to Durban, South Africa, to take part in COP 17 and thrash out a new deal on energy and climate change. One of the options to reduce carbon emissions, however unpopular, is nuclear power. Tinus de Jager asked Hans-Holger Rogner, of International Atomic Energy Agency, about the current negative global attitude towards atomic energy.

 

 

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