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Climate Communications Day -- (Doha, Qatar) 4 December at COP18

Here is the full programme for this year’s Climate Communications Day at COP18 in Doha.

 

To attend you must first register online here. http://climatecommsday2.eventbrite.com/

 

Best wishes

Mike

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Added by Mike Shanahan on November 22, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Why following the herd can be good for journalists

Banditry, robberies, infiltration of small arms, poaching in the region’s game reserves and national parks and frequent outbreak of livestock diseases are now being attributed to the uncontrolled movement of pastoralists and their animals.

This sentence, from a 2006 article in Kenya’s The Nation newspaper, encapsulates the way the country’s nomadic herders have been — and continue to be — portrayed in the media there. It echoes…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on October 11, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Climate Communications Day -- (Doha, Qatar) 4 December at COP18

You are invited

Climate Communications Day, Doha, Qatar, December 4 at COP18

Join journalists, bloggers, and scientists to discuss innovative ways to communicate about climate change

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) will host the 2nd Climate Communications Day at this year’s UNFCCC Climate Change…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on September 6, 2012 at 11:59 — No Comments

Global leaders in sustainable development to speak at landmark IIED conference in Rio

Government ministers, heads of UN agencies, business leaders, senior scientists and other experts in sustainable development are set to show that a fairer, greener world is a realistic vision when they speak at a major conference convened by the International Institute for Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro on 16-17 June.

 

IIED has designed ‘Fair ideas: sharing solutions for a sustainable planet’ to share expertise, ideas and practical experiences from…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on May 23, 2012 at 12:59 — No Comments

IIED conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro (16-17 June)

Working closely with partners in Brazil and elsewhere, IIED will host an information-sharing event on the 16 and 17 June. Fair ideas will open up a space for researchers and practitioners working for a greener, fairer world to add important knowledge, experience and momentum to the official summit.

To register (free) or read the full conference programme, visit the Fair Ideas…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on May 16, 2012 at 14:31 — No Comments

Report Calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities

Press release

New Haven, Conn, USA: Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among forest-dependent communities.

The new report Giving REDD+ Life, examines the relationship between REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on May 16, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Where honey means money and climate means change

Ha Thi Ngan is a young woman with a buzz about her. She’s a beekeeper and her story provides a snapshot of the way poverty, nature and climate can combine to affect lives and set questions with no easy answers.

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Added by Mike Shanahan on April 21, 2012 at 10:50 — No Comments

A tale of typhoons, trees and tiny creatures that stood between a community and climate resilience

Nguyen Viet Nghi’s enthusiasm was infectious as he showed off a scene of remarkable renewal in what was once a disaster zone.

We were in Da Loc commune, a sleepy part of Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa province. It’s a place that on a single day witnessed both the fury and the protective power of nature.

The community learned well from the experience, but only after they overcame the attention of some tiny animals that threatened to spoil the story.…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on April 20, 2012 at 8:18 — No Comments

Climate Change Communications: User Needs, Perceptions, & Framings

This survey is part of a research project that will provide a review of climate change communications and social learning practices in the global South. Your responses will be used to support the development of a communications and social learning strategy for the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) programme of CGIAR.

 

The survey will help us establish the criteria with which we will identify communication and social learning tools and strategies for a…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on February 6, 2012 at 11:17 — No Comments

Millions of long lost logs and a single special tree

If the ground beneath my feet last week could talk, it could tell a long story of land and logging, crime and conservation — the kind of story that defines rainforest politics.

I had come to Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia to learn about its potential to protect the Bornean orang-utan, a species whose total population is so small it could not fill all the seats at a World Cup football stadium.

The park is immense. It covers…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on January 19, 2012 at 15:12 — No Comments

Tweet-by-tweet: COP17 Climate Communications Day

What happens when 150 climate-change communicators get together to talk about their craft?

We found out when Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the International Institute for Environment and Development organised the first Climate Communications Day (…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on January 6, 2012 at 17:25 — No Comments

Time for faith in our environment

I’m not religious but I was moved by the force of what Bishop Geoff Davies said as his gentle voice of faith stormed into a thunder that rolled across the room and bounced off its walls.

“It’s extreme heresy,” he boomed. “And it must be proclaimed as such.”

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Added by Mike Shanahan on January 3, 2012 at 12:57 — No Comments

Postcard from Durban: Greener football and tree-preneurs

Busisiwe Ntlela was radiant when I met her yesterday. Just this month, and with money she earned selling tiny trees, she has bought a new cupboard and an electric stove and she is proud as can be.

I met this 60-year old mother of seven on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa where she and hundreds of other women are helping to transform their communities and the landscape around them, one seed at a time.

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Added by Mike Shanahan on December 8, 2011 at 14:27 — No Comments

COP17 position statement from the Least Developed Countries

Expectations of Durban: the Least Developed Countries (LDC’s) call on the international climate negotiations to deliver for the most vulnerable.

As delegates gather in Durban for the UN Conference of the Parties on a Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) the group of the 48 world’s most vulnerable countries are not alone in expressing deep concerns about the ability of the multilateral process to solve the climate crisis.

There were high expectations…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on November 29, 2011 at 8:05 — No Comments

What does your government tell you about climate change?

Nearly 20 years ago, nearly 200 governments pledged to inform their citizens about climate change and its effects. What is yours doing?

 

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Added by Mike Shanahan on November 9, 2011 at 12:15 — No Comments

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 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

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

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.

 

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

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