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September 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Now available: users’ guide to climate planning tools

A new, interactive users’ guide to tools for climate and development planning has just been launched by Ecofys and the Institute of Development Studies, with support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

There are many dozens of tools and methodologies to assist decision-makers with development planning in a changing climate.  They range from economic scenario development to spatial planning methods.

If you’re working on climate change and development at…

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Added by Jessica Sinclair Taylor on September 29, 2011 at 16:44 — No Comments

Climate Change and Journalisms Practice: Ups and Downs

Abstract:

Climate change reporting requires a different type of journalism from typical science reporting: challenging climate research. Scientists are usually frustrated that journalism does not explain how climate change and global warming would affect Earth's systems and, consequently, future generations of humans. In this heated debate, scientists argue that the task of informing the public about climate change should not be left to journalists, while journalists believe…

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Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on September 28, 2011 at 14:58 — No Comments

Is China on track in forest recovery? Look again at the finer details

Here are some reasons why Jianchu Xu and other scientists from the Worldagroforestry Center (ICRAF) and ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins are not celebrating yet the news that China is making a turnaround on forest loss:

-     Majority of the new forest cover is from regenerated natural forest and monoculture plantations of non-native trees - Plantations generate less leaf litter and…

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Added by Elizabeth Kahurani on September 26, 2011 at 19:01 — No Comments

Drastic Climate change Impacts from Skeptic to Convert

The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) is today delighted to take part the moving Planet day of action on the 24th of September – a day to move beyond fossil fuels and towards a future safe from climate change. http://moving-planet.org/ 

 

For almost two decades Somalia has not had a central government and Somalis are under violent behavior since the collapse of Somalia’s military government in 1991.…

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Added by Daud Abdi Daud on September 24, 2011 at 14:52 — No Comments

Mapping the moral high ground amid rising seas and sarcasm

A case of climate change communication and miscommunication, where science, satire, politics and the media collided with a crash.

 

Read the rest of this blog post at Under the Banyan....

Added by Mike Shanahan on September 23, 2011 at 11:42 — No Comments

Climate change needs a Gandhi not a Gore

Was Al Gore’s 24-hour climate-change information marathon a world-changing event or just ‘more of the same’?

 

Jeff Tollefson, a journalist at Nature, emailed me late last night to ask what I thought of the 24-hour long Climate Reality event, led by former vice-president of the United States Al Gore.

 

Here’s what I replied....

 

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Added by Mike Shanahan on September 16, 2011 at 14:11 — No Comments

UNFCCC RADIO STORIES FOR DISTRIBUTION

Hello Everyone,

 

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change wants to distribute it's Broadcast-ready Clean Development Mechanism(CDM) radio stories to African Radio Stations.

 

This is aimed at increasing CDM projects in Africa said to be less than 5 percent of CDM projects in the world.

 

Please if you are a Manager in any radio station in Africa,or can ensure that these stories are used in your station ,please contact…

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Added by UGONMA COKEY on September 5, 2011 at 15:50 — No Comments

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