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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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TRADE: Small Steps towards Emission Reduction Deal

Posted on 05 December 2011 by admin

By Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 5 (IPS) – Emerging economies China, South Africa and Brazil have indicated their openness to legally-binding carbon emission reduction targets from 2020 during the United Nations climate change summit in Durban, South Africa.

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Marching for 100% Change

Posted on 03 December 2011 by admin

By Kristin Palitza
DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 3 (IPS) – Chanting loudly, thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets to the venue of the 17th United Nations Climate Change Summit to demand that their voices be heard for “immediate and drastic” carbon emission reductions to save the planet.

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Talk Deals or Take Action?

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

Busani Bafana speaks to the former head of the former Head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction programme, RAJENDRA SHENDE.

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HIV/AIDS in a changing climate

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

by Ramatamo wa Matamong – Alex Pioneer*

DURBAN, Dec 2 — (TerraViva) World Aids Day might not have been on the official agenda at the U.N. Climate Conference this week, but it was certainly on the minds of many who gathered to talk about finding a global solution to climate change. Continue Reading

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“There is Still Hope”

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

Ann-Kathrin Schneider

Kristin Palitza speaks to ANN-KATHRIN SCHNEIDER, climate change coordinator of the German public body for environmental protection BUND, about the current state of the negotiations and the chances that COP17 will end with firm, binding commitments.

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New Emission Targets could Boost Wind Power

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

By Busani Bafana

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 3 (IPS) – A new protocol on climate change, with bigger emission-reduction targets, will boost global investment in wind power, a relatively emission-free energy that can help fight climate change.

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Kyoto Protocol and Climate Fund on Shaky Ground

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Burial ground ... Protesters form the Sierra Club declare carbon dead outside the ICC today. Credit: IPS/Zukiswa Zimela

By Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 1 (IPS) – Just a few days into the United Nations climate change negotiations, deep divides on the conference’s key issues have arisen.

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Land, life and love

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Cebile Dlamini and Bethusile Dlamini

Land activists Cebile Dlamini and Bethusile Dlamini from the Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly in Manzini Village are attending the C17 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Their motto is “Guardians of Land, life and love”. Mongalo Henrietta (Ngulunews, Sekhukhune, Limpopo) and Phumza Sithole (Rainbow News, Butterworth , Eastern Cape) spoke to them.

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