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October 2011 Blog Posts (17)

Q: When is a forest not a forest? A: When no-one knows

Take a look at these two photographs and play spot the difference. 

To my mind, the top photo shows a forest. It is dense and diverse, a home to hundreds of species of trees, hundreds of species of bird and mammals and reptiles and fish, and many thousands of other forms of life that it would take a lifetime to…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on October 29, 2011 at 11:36 — 1 Comment

climate change and gender - missing link.....

Harmful impact of climate change has emerged as one of the potent threat to human existence in today’s world. Most of the debates about climate change have revolved around countries relative responsibility for limiting the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and funding efforts to shift to low carbon energy and other green technologies system. What is little acknowledged is that, climate change threatens to erode human freedoms, engulf inequalities between  castes, class and largely between…

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Added by avantika singh on October 24, 2011 at 15:45 — No Comments

OKUN-ALFA BEFORE AND NOW.

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on October 19, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF OKUN-ALFA COMMUNITY IN LAGOS.

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on October 19, 2011 at 14:27 — No Comments

Entries Now Open for 2011 UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award

 

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is pleased to open the 2011 UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award.

 

African journalists between 21 and 35 years, who are based on the continent and working for local, regional or international media organizations, are once again encouraged to apply.

 

Journalists entering the award may submit one radio, television, print or online report (in English or French) on an environmental…

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Added by Bryan on October 13, 2011 at 15:10 — No Comments

Climate Communication Day at COP17

 

Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), in partnership with other organizations, will host the 1st annual Climate Communications Day as an official parallel event at the Climate Summit to be held in Durban, South Africa.

 

The day-long forum on December 1, 2011 that will bring together journalists, bloggers, press officers, academics and scientists, IT firms and…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on October 12, 2011 at 16:34 — No Comments

Job Opening for Skilled Climate Change & Sustainability Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Position Summary

Global Footprint Network is seeking a Communications Coordinator whose compelling writing and media savvy will engage the public and media in the organization’s activities, and whose attention to detail and organizational skills will strengthen internal processes. The Communications Coordinator will move the organization to the next level of visibility and success by devising and…

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Added by Kyle Gracey on October 9, 2011 at 18:53 — No Comments

STATEMENT OF THE CHAIR OF G77 AND CHINA, AMB. JORGE ARGUELLO, AT THE CLOSING OF AWG-LCA

 

 

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF 77 AND CHINA BY H.E. AMBASSADOR JORGE ARGUELLO, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ARGENTINA TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND CHAIR OF G77 AND CHINA AT THE STOCKTAKING PLENARY OF THE FOURTEENTH SESSION OF THE AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON LONG-TERM COOPERATIVE ACTION UNDER THE CONVENTION…

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Added by m l melon on October 7, 2011 at 23:46 — No Comments

STATEMENT BY THE CHAIR OF THE GROUP OF 77 AND CHINA, JORGE ARGUELLO, AT THE CLOSING OF AWG-KP IN PANAMA

 

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF 77 AND CHINA BY H.E. AMBASSADOR JORGE ARGUELLO, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ARGENTINA TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND CHAIR OF G77 AND CHINA AT THE STOCKTAKING PLENARY OF THE SIXTEENTH SESSION OF THE AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON FURTHER COMMITMENTS UNDER THE KYOTO PROTOCOL (AWG-KP 16, 3rd part) (Panama City, Panama, 7 October…

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Added by m l melon on October 7, 2011 at 23:18 — No Comments

ARGUELLO: PANAMA WAS A TURNING POINT IN THE NEGOTIATIONS

 

ARGUELLO: PANAMA WAS A TURNING POINT IN THE NEGOTIATIONS

“The Kyoto protocol is a cornerstone of the climate change regime, and nothing will be achieved unless it can be adopted in Durban”, said the Chair of the G77 and China, Jorge Argüello

 

The G77 and China remains fully committed to this negotiations and to make the COP17/CMP7 in Durban a success, with a balanced and comprehensive outcome under the experience leadership of South Africa.…

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Added by m l melon on October 7, 2011 at 23:09 — No Comments

ARGUELLO: INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES ARE BLOCKING ANY PROGRESS ON SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES IN CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS

ARGUELLO: INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES ARE BLOCKING ANY PROGRESS ON SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES IN CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS

 

The negotiations on climate change in Panama derailed on the issue of economic and social consequences of response measures yesterday, as developed countries stalled and refused to produce results in the main negotiating body of the UN Convention on Climate Change.

 

“Developing countries have emphasised that the economic and social…

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Added by m l melon on October 7, 2011 at 17:01 — No Comments

Journalists win fellowships to report on key climate-change conference

The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) has awarded journalists from 15 countries with fellowships to attend crucial UN talks in Durban that could spell the demise or rebirth of the Kyoto Protocol.

 

The 19 journalists – from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States – will spend two weeks at the COP17 conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to report on the intergovernmental negotiations and receive training, editorial support,…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on October 6, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Press release G77 and China - ARGUELLO: FLEXIBILITY MUST BE DEMANDED FROM ALL PARTIES

ARGUELLO: FLEXIBILITY MUST BE DEMANDED FROM ALL PARTIES

“The second commitment period is paramount for the countries of G77 and China.  Efforts must be made in order to achieve its adoption”, said the Chair of the Group of 77 and China

 

Ambassador Jorge Argüello, Chair of the Group of 77 and China, participated today in Panama in the informal consultations convened by South Africa, as the incoming Presidency of the…

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Added by m l melon on October 6, 2011 at 15:44 — No Comments

ZEJA officially launches amid pomp and fanfare

By GILBERT MUNETSI

HARARE-

The Zimbabwe Environmental Journalists Association was officially launched on Thursday, September 29, at a colourful ceremony held at the Forest Hills Resort in Vumba, 32km East of the Eastern Highlands capital, Mutare.

Environment and Natural Resources Management Minister (who is also the ZEJA patron), Francis Nhema, officiated at the function as the Guest of Honour.

Forty-three journalists representing various media houses in Zimbabwe - who also… Continue

Added by Gilbert Munetsi on October 5, 2011 at 16:32 — No Comments

Indigenous Leaders call upon the IPCC to Respect Traditional Knowledge

Addressing scientific bias against Indigenous Knowledge will improve international responses to climate change, say Indigenous Leaders

 

Helsinki, Finland (IPCCA).    As the UNFCCC climate talks open in Panama, a gathering in Finland of indigenous leaders from around the world has called upon the international community to address remove bias against traditional knowledge from climate change science and policy. The “Sevettijärvi…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on October 4, 2011 at 16:20 — No Comments

Blacklisted by Canada… for drawing climate-change cartoons?

Canadian artist Franke James says the government of Canada has flexed its diplomatic muscle to block exhibitions in Europe of her "visual essays" about climate change. Now she is fighting back.

 

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

Added by Mike Shanahan on October 4, 2011 at 10:59 — No Comments

In Panama, waiting for progress in the Climate talks

The last session before COP17, and now we all want to see big steps taken towards a Fair, Ambitious and legally Binding agreement. So far negotiators are in a good mode, but there is no sight of the "big steps". On the contrary industrialised countries did what they could yesterday to avoid talkig about financial sources which is one of the key issues for Durban.

 

If you want to follow Panama more closesly you can follow me on Twitter (Mattias_S).

Added by Mattias Söderberg on October 3, 2011 at 13:58 — No Comments

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