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Suécia, Grã-Bretanha e Alemanha, as guardiãs do clima

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

Kristin Palitza

Cartaz do IPCC em Durban. Crédito: IPS África

Durban, África do Sul, 8/12/2011, (IPS) – Suécia, Grã-Bretanha e Alemanha ocupam os primeiros lugares no Índice de Proteção Climática 2012, cujos resultados foram divulgados esta semana na conferência das Nações Unidas que acontece nessa cidade.  Continue Reading

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Tempo de uma nova revolução verde

Posted on 06 December 2011 by admin

Busani Bafana

“A agricultura se vê impactada pelo aquecimento planetário, mas também é uma solução”, disse o presidente do Fida, Kanayo F. Nwanze. Crédito: Busani Bafana/IPS

Durban, África do Sul, 6/12/2011, (IPS) – Os negociadores da 17ª Conferência das Partes (COP 17) da Convenção Marco das Nações Unidas sobre Mudança Climática devem aos mais de sete bilhões de habitantes do mundo um acordo útil para a agricultura, o setor mais afetado pela mudança climática, afirma o presidente do Fundo Internacional para o Desenvolvimento Agrícola (Fida), Kanayo F. Nwanze.  Continue Reading

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Marcha de Durban pede mudança radical

Posted on 05 December 2011 by admin

Kristin Palitza

Durban, África do Sul, 5/12/2011 , (IPS) – Com ruidosos cantos, milhares de pessoas se reuniram no dia 3 nesta cidade e seguiram em direção à sede da cúpula das Nações Unidas sobre mudança climática para pedir “uma imediata e drástica” redução de emissões de carbono destinada a salvar o planeta. Continue Reading

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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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Sour Seas, Shrinking Stocks

Posted on 03 December 2011 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 3 (IPS) – The world’s oceans are becoming hot, sour and breathless – threatening a vital source of food for a billion people mainly in the developing world experts warned today at a special Oceans Day event at the UN climate negotiation.

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Stand Together, Don’t Betray us

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

By Joshua Kyalimpa

DURBAN, South Africa, 2 Dec (IPS) – Civil society organisations are urging Africa to remain steadfast in its demands for a commitment to the Kyoto Protocol and not to be bulldozed into a new agreement.

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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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“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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