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December 2009 Blog Posts (20)

The lives and livelihoods of our farmers and of the local communities have been seriously affected by the impacts of the climate change

Statement at the High Level Segment

By

H.E. Buri M. Hamza

Minister of Environment

The Transitional Federal Government of the Somali Republic

Mr. President

Honorable Heads of State

Honorable Prime Ministers

Excellencies

Distinguished Delegates

Ladies and Gentlemen:



Allow me Mr. President at the outset to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to the Government and people of Denmark for the warm welcome and for the excellent… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on December 22, 2009 at 23:19 — No Comments

No More Change : Bangla Blog on Climate Change

I am publishing Bangla blog on Climate Change. It will profoundly focus on Bangladesh issues however the global content linked with Bangladesh debates and issues.
The URL
http://www.machizo.com/nomorechange
Hope it will be useful for Bangali audience.

Added by Shahjahan Siraj on December 18, 2009 at 19:18 — No Comments

Analysis of leaked Copenhagen Accord from COP15

UPDATE 17.15 There is a new version! See attached.







16.30 COPENHAGEN

I have just seen a later leaked draft of the political declaration... this one titled Copenhagen Accord (previous draft was titled 'Outline')



It removes earlier "firm resolve to adopt one or more legal instruments" "no later than COP16"



earlier draft recognises that science says global increase in temperature "ought not to exceed 2 degrees"

New version recognises that… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on December 18, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Full text of Obama speech at COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen

Remarks of President Barack Obama—As Prepared for Delivery



Copenhagen Summit



Copenhagen, Denmark



December 18, 2009





Good morning. It’s an honor to for me to join this distinguished group of leaders from nations around the world. We come together here in Copenhagen because climate change poses a grave and growing danger to our people. You would not be here unless you – like me – were convinced that this danger is real. This is not fiction,… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on December 18, 2009 at 12:40 — 1 Comment

COP 15: When there are no people, how can there be women?

We, women are appalled and alarmed.



After more than 10 days of technical negotiations and with the resignation of the president of this COP supposedly because of “procedure,” there are still no firm and worthwhile commitments on the table. Worse, civil society has been effectively excluded from its already marginal participation.



It is for this reason that driving away civil society at the Bella Centre becomes most alarming. How-ever diverse their ideologies and interests… Continue

Added by Gotelind Alber on December 17, 2009 at 20:06 — No Comments

Full text of Gordon Brown's speech at COP15 climate change conference

Dear all, here is the full text of the speech Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom gave just now at the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen.





I come to this the largest ever global conference facing the greatest global challenge of our time to appeal to you to summon up the highest level of ambition and will.



And the success of our endeavours depends on us forging a new alliance, the first global alliance of 192 – not one bloc against… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on December 17, 2009 at 11:12 — No Comments

Rousing speech by President Nasheed of the Maldives at COP15

Dear all, here is the full text of the three-minute speech President Nasheed of the Maldives gave yesterday at the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen.





We are now in the final days of this process.



This is the endgame, in more ways than one.



The negotiations have been fraught, time-consuming and often difficult.



I think we should celebrate the progress made so far: no-one expected such an historic endeavour to be easy.



I am… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on December 17, 2009 at 10:57 — No Comments

In Copenhagen, climate change is visual

Making the complexity of climate change something people can relate to is no easy task.



But this month in Copenhagen, ‘green culture’ is everywhere you look. Subways walls are plastered with signs urging negotiators to ‘seal the deal’, and every museum and city plaza has a special exhibit about climate change.



You can learn a lot about Denmark by how they have taken on their role as host for the climate negotiations… Continue

Added by Emily Davila on December 16, 2009 at 22:00 — No Comments

The impacts of Climate Change and the absence of Somalis

The impacts of Climate Change and the absence of Somalis



Today the entire people in this world are fighting to solve the climate change and most of international and regional climate campaigners are busy how it can be easy to solve without doing critical approach.



Somalia has not had a powerful government for close to two decades but has had no effective and weak government although most of Somali regions are out of its hand. In addition to that Somalia is one of the… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on December 16, 2009 at 10:02 — No Comments

Audi, BP, easyJet and Microsoft slammed for greenwashing by global consumer body



· Global brands exposed for playing up low-carbon credentials

· Dubious corporate green claims highlighted as climate talks get underway in Copenhagen



The consumer right to true and trusted information about the environmental impact of products and services has dominated the Bad Company Awards 2009.



Organised by the global consumer watchdog Consumers International (CI), this year’s awards have looked exclusively at the… Continue

Added by Luke Upchurch on December 7, 2009 at 12:41 — No Comments

Obama switches climate change visit to end of summit

US President Barack Obama has changed his plans to attend the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen next week, the White House has announced.



He will arrive later than initially planned, moving his appearance from 9 December to 18 December.



The White House said he believed "that continued US leadership can be most productive through his participation at the end of the Copenhagen conference".



The summit aims to draw up a treaty to succeed the 1997 Kyoto… Continue

Added by Michael Bascombe on December 5, 2009 at 0:55 — No Comments

SOLOMON ISLANDS: FAILURE IN COPENHAGEN IS NOT AN OPTION FOR AOSIS

For immediate release

(Photo Caption: Ambassador Collin Beck)



COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 4, 2009 - Failure in Copenhagen is not an option in seeking a legally binding international agreement when world leaders meet next week to discuss a new climate change deal, said Collin Beck, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Solomon Islands to the United Nations.



Speaking ahead of the start of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change… Continue

Added by Michael Bascombe on December 5, 2009 at 0:26 — No Comments

Ed Miliband backs Carbon Army and pulls on his wellies

We've had a superb afternoon volunteering with Ed Miliband who's now a fully fledged member of BTCV's Carbon Army. Ed joined volunteers at Buntings Wood in Thorne to plant Scots pine and birch trees. Ed travels to Copenhagen in the next few days but had great things to say about BTCV and our Carbon Army campaign.



Here's what Ed had to say: “The UK has the most ambitious emissions reduction commitments in the world and with projects like… Continue

Added by Jane Whitham on December 4, 2009 at 17:06 — No Comments

‘Consumers need the tools to tackle climate change’, says global consumer body

Consumers International (CI) will be representing the world’s consumer organisations at the climate change talks in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, and will demand that governments and businesses give consumers the tools they need to reduce their individual environmental impact.



Representing more than 220 consumer organisations from 115 countries, CI will be taking the message to Copenhagen that many consumers want to act on climate change, but feel unable to do so because of government… Continue

Added by Luke Upchurch on December 4, 2009 at 15:45 — No Comments

Explosions are one of the daily Environmental Crises in Somalia.

Explosions are one of the daily Environmental Crises in Somalia.



The National Association of Somali Science and Environmental Journalists (NASSEJ) is worried the daily environmental crisis in Somalia particularly today’s explosion caused the death of 18 people including ministers, journalists, students, medical doctors and civilians.



An explosion ripped through an upscale hotel in Somalia’s capital Thursday during a university graduation ceremony, killing three government… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on December 3, 2009 at 19:18 — No Comments

Kenya's Former President Doesn't know the connection between tree's and rain?

Watching news this days has become a dreadful exercise.....and so is reading newspapers.....And I'm a journalist so I got to keep up to date.....



it is easy to think that we are in the 14th Century where forests were in abundance if you are watching news.... You would excuse those who lived then for wondering why the heck conservation is an issue.



Times have changed. Kenya's former president Moi hasnt. He is asking Kenyans not to link the Mau Forest, one of the country's… Continue

Added by Anne Mawathe on December 3, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

EPA Petitioned to Cap Carbon Dioxide Pollution at 350 Parts Per Million Under the Clean Air Act

For Immediate Release, December 2, 2009

Contact:

Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (760) 366-2232 x 302, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.org

Bill McKibben, 350.org, bill@350.org



EPA Petitioned to Cap Carbon Dioxide Pollution at 350 Parts Per Million Under the Clean Air Act



WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and 350.org today petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to set national limits for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse… Continue

Added by Kassie Siegel on December 2, 2009 at 19:01 — No Comments

Post Aila - a photo story

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24154554@N00/show/with/3603605143/

A photo story on Post Aila, ( strom with flood ), attacked in South West of Bangladesh ....

Added by Shahjahan Siraj on December 2, 2009 at 15:23 — No Comments

The Victims - a documentary on climate change in Bangladesh



Bangladesh has been identified one of most vulnerable climate change victim country of the world. The main objective of the documentary is to present the Bangladeshi reality in the global stage that international community can take proper initiative and effective policy implementation to save the climate victims as well as our lovely planet.



I have visited most effected southern districts of Bangladesh. I talked with a huge number of climate victims in many… Continue

Added by Shahjahan Siraj on December 2, 2009 at 15:10 — No Comments

BTCV Carbon Army swings into action with Miliband

Just days before he travels to Copenhagen to try and reach a global deal on climate change, the UK's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will be environmental volunteering in South Yorkshire.



Ed Miliband, Doncaster North MP, will join BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) to support the leading environmental charity’s Carbon Army campaign on Friday December 4.



He will plant trees to help soak up carbon and bolster hedgerows to improve biodiversity… Continue

Added by Jane Whitham on December 2, 2009 at 14:38 — No Comments

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