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Fighting for Mother Earth

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Archbishop Moletelo Molaba

By Khanyisa Sinqe,
Zithethele Community Newspaper

The City of Durban, South Africa, has gone complete green. Delegates from nearly 200 countries are meeting in South Africa from November 27 to December 9 for major climate talks. Yet many around the central Durban venue have their own understanding about global warming and climate change.

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Let our voice be heard

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Therese Marwel says pollution is hampering food production

Therese Marwel from Harare, Zimbabwe, says climate change is making it difficult for women in rural areas. Khanyisa Sinqe, from Zithethele Community Newspaper in Port Elizabeth spoke to her. Continue Reading

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Adding an African voice

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Grace Tepula wants to add the Africa voice to climate change

The effects of climate change in rural communities of Zambia have had a devastating effect which motivated women farmers from Mumbela spend six days travelling by bus on The Caravan of Hope to attend COP17 in Durban, South Africa. They are bringing a call to reduce green house gas emissions which pollute the air and harm the climate. Continue Reading

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A boost for the youth

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Mxo Mayoni

By Ramatamo wa matamong

Mxo Manyoni is hoping COP17 will change his life. Unemployed and having finished school with only Grade 10,  the 23-year-old vendor from the township of Ndwendwe outside Durban has a lot to thank the climate change meeting for.
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“We have our own Voice”

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Mary Sakala

Farmer Mary Sakala is a member of Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance and Climate Change Network. Although she had to attend the COP 17 – and speak for herself – she was unable to secure a delegate accreditation. She spoke to Lindile Ndlovu of the Children’s Resource Centre in Cape Town and Khanyisile Xulu of Genuine Magazine in Durban.

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Water: A Victim of Climate Change

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

David Lessole (left) with Phera Ramoeli

By Busani Bafana

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov 30 (IPS) — The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) wants water to be tabled as a standalone item on climate change negotiations – describing it as too important to leave on the periphery.

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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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Political Will – and Money – Needed for Disaster Management

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

By Joshua Kyalimpa

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov 30 (IPS) – Managing the impact of increased disasters due to climate change will only be possible if such efforts are led by local communities, say non-governmental organisations working in climate change.

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Observing Deforestation from Space

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

Farming in Gabon, West Africa

By Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov 30 (IPS) – Global climate change can now be observed from space. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) launched a new technology that can survey the world’s forests via satellites and provide a more accurate, global picture of common threats to the environment, such as deforestation, degradation or illegal logging.

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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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