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NGOs Getting Ready for Mexico

Posted on 18 December 2009 by editor

Activists meeting at Klimaforum. Credit: Daniela Estrada/IPS

Activists meeting at Klimaforum. Credit: Daniela Estrada/IPS

Daniela Estrada

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) Before the outcome of COP 15 has even emerged, Latin American social organisations are already discussing their strategies for the next climate summit, to be held in a year’s time in Mexico.

The primary challenge is to broaden and strengthen the links between the different civil society movements and networks in the region, the international coordinator of Jubilee South, Beverly Keene, told TerraViva. Continue Reading

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Latin America’s Green Path Forward

Posted on 15 December 2009 by editor

Laura Tuck

Laura Tuck

By Laura Tuck*

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) What happens at the global summit this week in Copenhagen is of utmost importance for Latin America and the Caribbean.

While expectations are that binding agreements on emission targets will probably not be signed until next year in Mexico City, there are many decisions – such as compensation for avoiding deforestation, technology transfers, financing of greenhouse gas reductions and adaptation to climate change – in play. The region has a stake in all of these and can play a critical role in reaching agreement on each. Continue Reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Latin America Between Hope and Realism

Posted on 08 December 2009 by editor

Daniela Estrada and Raúl Pierri*

COPENHAGEN

Wheat is one Latin American crop that could be hit hard by climate change. Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS.

Wheat is one Latin American crop that could be hit hard by climate change. Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS.

(Tierrámerica/TerraViva) – Latin America has come to Copenhagen with the goal that the wealthy nations of the North pay their climate debt by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing resources to developing nations. But facing the risk that this strategy could fail, the Latin American representatives are also willing to accept some compromises. Continue Reading

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América Latina entre la aspiración y el realismo

Posted on 07 December 2009 by editor

El trigo es uno de los cultivos latinoamericanos que más sufren el cambio climático. Crédito: Mauricio Ramos/IPS

El trigo es uno de los cultivos latinoamericanos que más sufren el cambio climático. Crédito: Mauricio Ramos/IPS

Por Daniela Estrada y Raúl Pierri *

COPENHAGUE (IPS/TerraViva) América Latina llega a Copenhague reclamando que el Norte rico pague su deuda climática obligándose a reducir su contaminación y proveyendo recursos al Sur. Pero, ante los riesgos de fracaso, nadie descarta aceptar al menos compromisos políticos.

El propósito latinoamericano es que se adopte un acuerdo legalmente vinculante, pero la región no rechaza la idea de sumarse a un eventual pacto político que establezca reducciones voluntarias de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) causantes del recalentamiento planetario. Continue Reading

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BRAZIL: SHOWING THE WORLD HOW TO END HUNGER – Andrew MacMillan

Posted on 01 December 2009 by admin

NOVEMBER 2009 (IPS) – It is scandalous that in a world of ample food supplies, over one billion people face constant hunger -and the number is still rising. What makes matters worse is that we know how to end hunger, and yet few governments are doing so, writes Andrew MacMillan, a rural economist and former Director of the Field Operations Divison of FAO.
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