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Gobiernos admiten necesidad de un tratado climático universal

Posted on 12 December 2011 by admin

Por Stephen Leahy

Delegados cruzan el puente de acceso al centro de convenciones de Durban donde se celebró la cumbre climática / Crédito:Zukiswa Zimela/IPS
Delegados cruzan el puente de acceso al centro de convenciones de Durban donde se celebró la cumbre climática

Crédito: Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 12 dic (Tierramérica) – El mundo se encamina a un peligroso calentamiento planetario. Pero cuando la decimoséptima cumbre climática concluía en Sudáfrica este domingo 11, los gobiernos aceptaron discutir un nuevo tratado global para abatir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. Continue Reading

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Durban Text Dubbed a “Death Sentence for Africa”

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Durban leading the African response to climate change? Credit: IPS Africa

By Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 9, 2011 (IPS) No one is happy late Friday at the very contentious U.N. climate talks that went into extra time on Saturday. As the lights flicker on a rainy night here, the partial power failure echoes the failure of the multilateral process, according to civil society and some countries. Continue Reading

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Brasil: Metas contradictorias hacen campo al andar

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Complejo de almacenaje de granos y oleaginosas en Mato Grosso. La agroindustria es clave en la promesa de Brasil de reducir sus emisiones de gases contaminantes. Crédito: Mario Osava/IPS

Por Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, dic (IPS) – Brasil pretende cumplir sus metas climáticas en el sector agrícola estimulando algunas técnicas ya conocidas, que reducen las emisiones de gas carbónico, pero que pueden incrementar el uso de agrotóxicos, según activistas.

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Pocas esperanzas en la recta final

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Casi nadie cree posible un segundo periodo de compromiso del Protocolo de Kyoto. Crédito: Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

Por Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 9 dic (IPS) – La conferencia climática de la ONU llega a su fin, pero casi nadie cree que se logre un acuerdo para un segundo periodo de compromiso del Protocolo de Kyoto para la reducción de emisiones contaminantes.

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DEVELOPPEMENT: De petits pas vers un accord de réduction des émissions

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, Afrique du Sud, 9 déc (IPS) – Les économies émergentes - la Chine, l’Afrique du Sud et le Brésil – ont manifesté leur ouverture aux objectifs légalement contraignants de réduction des émissions de carbone à partir de 2020 lors du sommet des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques à Durban.

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Importance of Financing Climate Change Adaptation

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Zukiswa Zimela spoke to MARCIA LEVAGGI, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 9 (IPS) - The issue of money is still a substantial part of the negotiations at 17thConference of Parties in Durban, South Africa. IPS spoke to Marcia Levaggi, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board, on the importance of ensuring that developing countries have the funds to deal with the effects of climate change.

Marcia Levaggi, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board. Credit: Zukiswa ZImela/IPS

 

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Cambio climático es urgente, lo vemos después

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

Los países que participan de las negociaciones sobre el clima admitieron públicamente que sus actuales recortes de emisiones contaminantes no podrán limitar el recalentamiento planetario en menos de dos grados. Crédito: Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

Por Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 8 dic (IPS) – Los países que participan de las negociaciones sobre el clima admitieron públicamente que sus actuales recortes de emisiones contaminantes no podrán limitar el recalentamiento planetario en menos de dos grados. Continue Reading

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Seal the Loopholes in the Carbon Market

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

Loopholes in the CDM must be sealed to allow participation of African countries. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

By Isaiah Esipisu

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 8 (IPS) As the United Nations climate change negotiations comes to a close, environmental experts agree that carbon markets could provide the funds for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects, but only if existing loopholes are sealed to allow participation of African countries.

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Kyoto Protocol – Hopes for Tangible Results Remain Slim

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

By Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 8 (IPS) – The last hours of the 17th United Nations climate change summit in Durban have begun. Since the arrival of almost 150 ministers and heads of state on Tuesday, negotiations have moved to the political level. They are expected to debate the way forward until late Friday night, or even Saturday morning.

Almost nobody believes that a second, comprehensive commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol is still possible. / Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

 

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Failure to Bridge the "Emissions Gap" Brings Economic Crisis

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 8 (IPS) – Countries at the United Nations climate change negotiations have publicly acknowledged their current pledges to reduce carbon emissions will not result in limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius.

Reducing carbon emissions will not result in limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius. Credit: Zukiswa Zimela

 

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