Roster of experts available for interviews with journalists
In India , climate change has to start at grassroot level.Common people hardly follow the normal hygienicity in day to day life. They litter out snacks packets here and there which are devoured by cattle and lead to their death.Garbage disposal is a question mark,still Indians have represented Lima--- for what? If COP is just meant to be restricted to discussions and green funds, I guess people representing our country are not doing justice. Municipal corporations are there but, we find…Continue
Added by Ananya Dasgupta on January 6, 2015 at 7:24 — No Comments
A key challenge in international negotiations is how to strike a balance. As one part has initiated a first move, they await the counterpart to make the next. This is also the case for the ongoing climate negotiations in Lima. The true challenge is to agree on when a proposal is so important that the counterpart needs to make a corresponding proposal.
Leading up to COP20 in Lima, we saw many initiatives from the EU.…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on December 10, 2014 at 22:08 — No Comments
A global transition, towards a green future, built on resilience, will not come for free. Investments are needed, and action needs to be taken. And there is need for someone to pay the bill.
Climate finance has been a key element in the climate debates for years, and some progress has been made. The Green Climate Fund is a concrete result from the UN…Continue
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climate and energy policyFriday, early morning, EU leaders adopted a new climate and energy policy. A policy which should guide the unions’ effort towards a low carbon transformation, including targets which would feed into the forthcoming global climate agreement, to be adopted in Paris 2015.
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Their Mud-made homes are situated some half kilometer away from sea. They have no way to understand their life, they only knows that “their life is like waves, sometime up and sometime down”. From Badin city, a link road goes to Sirani, a small village like town. This road turns into Kacha Rasta, which goes along with mirwah canal. This kacha Rasta ends at this village Sheikh Qurhio. Natives of this village remains deprived all of human facilities and unable to achieve their livelihood.…Continue
Added by Aakash Santorai on September 24, 2014 at 21:32 — No Comments
There is an increasing global awareness about the need to take climate change seriously. Actually, this knowledge has been known for quite some time, and many governments around the world are already taking initiatives to reduce emissions, and to transform their countries into low carbon economies. Still science tells us that there is need to do more, a lot more.
The coming days in New York the need “to do more” is in…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on September 18, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments
Today the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker will present his new commission, and we will know what the new top management of the European Union will look like. I am sure the commission will be a group of well qualified and committed people, but their performance will not only depend on their skills, but also which tasks and responsibilities they are given.…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on September 10, 2014 at 8:26 — No Comments
The 4th Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) conference will put spotlight on climate knowledge opportunities that can transform agricultural production systems to feed Africa sustainably.
In recognition of 2014 as the year of agriculture, the CCDA-IV will be convened in Marrakesh, Morocco…Continue
Added by Kofi Adu Domfeh on August 9, 2014 at 14:11 — No Comments
The Island, which lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar, was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast, from the 15th to the…Continue
Added by Kofi Adu Domfeh on August 9, 2014 at 13:19 — No Comments
I knew not much about climate change when I first wrote a poem on the environment http://www.voicesnet.org/displayonepoem.aspx?poemid=79967 in 2003 during my sojourn in Lagos, Nigeria. I was however conscious all was not well with man’s inhumanity to…Continue
Added by Kofi Adu Domfeh on August 9, 2014 at 12:49 — No Comments
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By George Okore
President Uhuru Kenyatta has rolled out red carpet to welcome delegates who converge in Kenya next week in global efforts to address environmental sustainability.
From 23 to 27 June 2014, 2014, the inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be hosted by Nairobi based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to be attended by 160 UN Member and Observer States. The newly constituted UN…Continue
Added by GEORGE OKORE on June 20, 2014 at 16:56 — No Comments
The SADC secretariat through the Programme on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA-EAC-SADC) Region seeks consultancy from individual experts to offer training/sensitisation to media practitioners on issues related to Climate Change. The programme will be holding a media sensitization workshop for 2 days in Malawi on June 10-11. The main objective of the workshop is to enhance skills of media practitioners in the region in reporting on climate…Continue
Added by Matilda Mwenda-Tembo on April 25, 2014 at 14:54 — No Comments
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It can't be said more clearly. The effects of climate change are profound and global. They will affect us all, and there is an urgent need to focus on adaptation. This is the solid message from the Intergovernmental panel on climate change, IPCC. But will this message be brought forward to the UN climate talks?
The recent IPCC report on impacts of…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on April 4, 2014 at 10:05 — No Comments
Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on March 24, 2014 at 18:23 — No Comments
Today the European Council met to discuss a new mitigation target for 2030. This target should have been an important input to the current debate about new and increased climate ambition. In September the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, invites all heads of states to a meeting in New York, to discuss increased ambition. However, with the decision from today, EU won’t have a new mitigation target to present until October, the earliest.…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on March 21, 2014 at 14:47 — No Comments
Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book is informed by a fusion of scholarly, practitioner, and activist interests to inform, educate, and advocate for real, environmentally sound changes in design, policy, industrial, and consumer practices. Aligned with an emerging area of scholarship devoted to identifying and…Continue
Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on February 11, 2014 at 15:01 — No Comments