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April 2011 Blog Posts (14)

National Conclave on Energy and Climate Change which held in Bhubaneswar,Odisha,INDIA

National Conclave on Energy and Climate Change
Bhubaneshwar
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As a part of the civil society initiative to find a lasting solution to the chronic energy situation a National Conclave on Energy and Climate Change was organized by Focus Orissa in Bhubaneshwar on 26-27, March 2011.  Civil society groups and individuals from different parts of the…
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Added by SUDARSHAN CHHOTRAY on April 28, 2011 at 17:19 — No Comments

Justice in the Forests: six online films and webinar from IIED

The International Institute for Environment and Development is pleased to share six new films about the future of forests, and announce a forthcoming webinar where you can discuss the films with the team that made them and viewers from around the world.

The films are free for you to use on…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on April 19, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Latin America and the Caribbean prepare for first meeting to design Green Climate Fund

Following delays parties to the UNFCCC have now selected the members of the Transitional Committee responsible for designing the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Transitional Committee will hold its first meeting in Mexico City later this month.

 

The GCF is one of the few solid, yet customarily ambiguous, outcomes of the COP16 negotiations last year, with the mandate to deliver financing for…

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Added by Guy Edwards on April 18, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

More climate change but is it the right climate change?

Over the past few years, Max Boykoff and Maria Mansfield have tracked how much coverage 50 newspapers around the world have given to climate change.

 

Their latest findings suggest that after years of big regional differences, major newspapers in different parts of the world now publish a similar number of articles each month, on average.

 

But of the coverage in developing countries, how much is locally relevant and how much is just recycled from the…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on April 14, 2011 at 12:24 — No Comments

Let’s Protect Our Environment To Promote Development -Scott

Albert Oppong-Ansah

 

Mr George Scott, Chief Director of Ministry of Environment Science and Technology (MEST) has said a sustainable socio-economic development could be achieved if the nation's environmental resources were protected.

 

"We need all hands on deck to deal with the nation's…

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Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on April 13, 2011 at 11:43 — No Comments

International Conclave on Climate Change, Hyderabad, India

Dear All,

You are invited to attend the International Conclave on Climate Change, 12-14 Oct 2011 organized by Center for Climate Change, Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India.

This is a unique conclave with main theme Clean Energy & Energy Security, focusing on climate change mitigation and clean technologies. India is fast developing countries so working…

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Added by Shalini Sharma on April 11, 2011 at 16:18 — No Comments

MABIRA FOREST GIVEAWAY

The Sugar Corporation of Uganda (SCOUL), part of the Mehta group, wants to clear one-third of Mabira Forest (around 70 square kilometers) to expand its sugar plantations in central Uganda. President Museveni supports this plan and has vowed to give away the forest saying that he shall not be deterred by people who don't see where the future of Africa lies.

This is the second time Mehta demands to clear this forest. The first attempt was made in May 2007. There was popular resistance…

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Added by Hamza Kyeyune on April 10, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

MABIRA FOREST GIVEAWAY

The Sugar Corporation of Uganda (SCOUL), part of the Mehta group, wants to clear one-third of Mabira Forest (around 70 square kilometers) to expand its sugar plantations in central Uganda. President Museveni supports this plan and has vowed to give away the forest saying that he shall not be deterred by people who don't see where the future of Africa lies.

This is the second time Mehta demands to clear this forest. The first attempt was made in May 2007. There was popular resistance…

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Added by Hamza Kyeyune on April 10, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

In Bangkok to attend the first UNFCCC session of the year

Finally arrived in Bangkok. Hoping that this meeting can create a good start for a new year of negotiations, hopefully leading to a Fair Ambitious and legally Binding agreement. However, considering the amount of big issues pushed forward from Cancun it won't be easy...

Added by Mattias Söderberg on April 4, 2011 at 1:35 — No Comments

Better science and communication needed to help vulnerable adapt to climate change

A major international conference in Bangladesh has ended with strong recommendations on how to help communities in developing countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

 

More than 300 participants from 60 countries attended the 5th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Dhaka this week.

 

The conference ended with calls for greater scientific analysis of adaptation at the community level, better communication of what…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on April 1, 2011 at 12:13 — No Comments

Tiny flight tax could raise billions to protect people from climate change

A small tax on international airline tickets could raise US$10 billion a year to help people to adapt to the impacts of climate change, say economists at the International Institute for Environment and Development.

 

Tom Birch and Muyeye Chambwera make the case for such a tax in a briefing paper to be published online on Monday 4 April, as the latest round of intergovernmental negotiations on how to tackle climate change get under way in Bangkok,…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on April 1, 2011 at 12:12 — No Comments

Climate Change: the monster against my aspirations in life

Albert Oppong-Anash

Ibrahim Isaka, 12, is the first child of a family of five and hails from Katanga, a community in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region.

The parents of Ibrahim are Mr Abudullah Isaka, a farmer and Madam Hafsa Mumuni a fish monger while his siblings attend basic school.

The ambition of Ibrahim is to become a public health officer to help fight the many diseases at Katanga.

However, his hope of rising from the junior high school to the…

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Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on April 1, 2011 at 4:14 — No Comments

Getting the fight against floods right in Ghana

A feature by Albert Oppong- Ansah

It was the Thursday evening of May 23 1991 when Agya Yaw Nkrumah who was stuck in his sick bed, called his two children to offer them the orientation of their lifetime.

The 86-year- old man told his curious children: “My kids! Lend me your ears; throughout my life, what has made me who I am today is that I heeded the advice passed on to me by my father.”

“It is always the best to ‘Make Hey Whiles the Sun Shines’,” was exactly what my late Dad…

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Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on April 1, 2011 at 4:00 — No Comments

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