Archive | November, 2009

Q&A: Forging New Paths to Sustainable South-South Cooperation

Posted on 30 November 2009 by admin

Richard Kozul-Wright / Credit:U.N. Photo

Richard Kozul-Wright / Credit:U.N. Photo

Mithre J. Sandrasagra interviews RICHARD KOZUL-WRIGHT of UNCTAD’s South-South unit

NAIROBI, Nov 30 (IPS) – Countries from the South are assuming leading roles in decisions on global issues ranging from economic recovery to food security, climate change and HIV/AIDS.

Complementing the new economic heft of the developing world is the rapid pace of South-South trade and investment.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: Commonwealth Champions Adaption Fund

Posted on 30 November 2009 by admin

By Peter Richards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 30 (IPS) – South African President Jacob Zuma admits that before to coming to Trinidad for the bi-annual Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), he met with its secretary general, Kamalesh Sharma, to discuss the relevance of the grouping in today’s evolving global power structure.
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ENERGY-US: Paper Mill Is Reborn, Sans Fossil Fuels

Posted on 29 November 2009 by admin

The staff of Flambeau River Papers, which is on schedule to be completely fossil fuel-free by 2012. / Credit:Flambeau River Papers

The staff of Flambeau River Papers, which is on schedule to be completely fossil fuel-free by 2012. / Credit:Flambeau River Papers

By Violet Snow*

PARK FALLS, Wisconsin, Nov 29 (IPS/IFEJ) – A paper mill that runs without fossil fuels and has a neutral carbon footprint? That’s the goal for Flambeau River Papers in Park Falls, Wisconsin, and the company is already on its way, thanks to a switch to biomass fuel, plus a biorefinery in the works.

In timber-rich Wisconsin, paper mills have been a major industry since the 1800s. Small mills, suffering from the recession and high energy costs, are now shutting down, creating economic devastation for towns like Park Falls, where the mill provided jobs for 310 people in a town of about 3,000.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: Angry Greenhouse Gas Victims Demand Action

Posted on 28 November 2009 by admin

By Paul Virgo


VITERBO, Italy, Nov 28 (IPS) – ‘Angry’ is not the adjective that comes to mind when you first meet Nelly Damaris Chepkoskei.

The immaculately dressed 53-year-old Kenyan is generous with her time and with the smiles that light up her beautiful face and never misses a chance to crack a joke before punctuating it with hearty chuckles.

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Turtles

Posted on 27 November 2009 by admin

Lago Verde Turtles

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CLIMATE CHANGE: China’s Carbon Commitment-Low But Sure

Posted on 27 November 2009 by admin

By Antoaneta Bezlova

BEIJING, Nov 27 (IPS) – China and the United States are wrestling to claim leadership during the upcoming climate change talks in Copenhagen, unveiling proposals to cut greenhouse gases one after the other this week and setting the stage for some tough negotiations. But gauntlets thrown, both face challenges in achieving their pledged targets.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: Fears Forest Proposals Are ‘Human Rights Disaster’

Posted on 26 November 2009 by admin

Slash and burn in Mozambique: proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation focus on states to the detriment of forest-dependent communities, critics say. / Credit: David Gough/IRIN

Slash and burn in Mozambique: proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation focus on states to the detriment of forest-dependent communities, critics say. / Credit: David Gough/IRIN

By Leonie Joubert

COPENHAGEN, Nov 26 (IPS) – The clean, ultra-modern chrome and glass lines of the Bella Centre, in the Danish capital Copenhagen, is a world away from the thronging canopy suspended over the tropical forests of Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Cameroon.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: Obama to Visit Copenhagen with U.S. Targets

Posted on 25 November 2009 by admin

By Matthew Berger

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (IPS) – After weeks of speculation, the White House announced Wednesday that President Barack Obama will stop by the climate talks to be held in Copenhagen next month en route to Oslo, where he will receive his Nobel Peace Prize Dec. 10.
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