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November 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Somalia is under Systemic Climate Threat, Women Suffer from the Climate Change

Somalia is under Systemic Climate Threat, Women Suffer from the Climate Change

The sustained conflict in Somalia reduced the…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud on November 29, 2010 at 20:02 — No Comments

The Climate Group to host landmark Chinese government and business leaders group at UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico

International NGO The Climate Group announced today that it will host a ground-breaking delegation of senior Chinese government officials, green entrepreneurs and China business leaders in Cancun, Mexico on 6-8 December 2010.

Senior representatives from national government and several of China’s most dynamic provinces will take part in high-level discussions with The Climate Group’s international…


Added by The Climate Group on November 29, 2010 at 14:07 — No Comments

DAYS BEFORE CANCUN: Historic Moment in the defence of the Rights of Nature

A historic case was filed by an international coalition of defenders of nature’s rights at the Constitutional court of Ecuador against BP

and its crimes against nature. Ecuador recognises the rights of

nature in its current constitution adopted in 2008. The rights of

nature are universal. This provides the fundamental basis for this

legal case.…


Added by Ivonne Yanez on November 29, 2010 at 7:27 — No Comments

Cancún-Mountain Trails and Beyond...

The Climate Himalaya Initiative team will be regularly updating the NEWS from Cancún, at its page "Cancún-Mountain Trails", to let mountain community know

that how important they are in terms of climatic changes, and how seriously

they are taken at this global summit.

Till now, we could get only one organization that has planned an…


Added by Climate Himalaya on November 26, 2010 at 7:01 — No Comments

Media Climate Change in Egypt: A continuous dialogue of the deaf

If the Mediterranean, along with the world's other seas, will rise between one and three feet by the end of the century, the ocean will flood vast coastal areas along the Nile Delta (Johnson, 2007). Richard Alley, a geo-sciences professor at Penn State University, says that even a minimal sea rise over the next century would have serious consequences for Egypt and could flood a quarter of the Delta, forcing about 10% of Egyptians to migrate from their…


Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on November 25, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Thoughts on China and climate change in the lead to Cancun


preparing an article for a US audience, a US colleague asked me some

very good questions related to China and climate change.

  • What do you think the Chinese people expect the US delegation to commit to in Cancun?…


Added by Dale Wen on November 24, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Upcoming Cancun Climate Talks: The way I see it

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Added by Kimbowa Richard on November 22, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

Monday 10:30 EST Press Teleconference: What Youth Are Fighting for at UN Climate Talks


Press Teleconference: A Guide to Youth Engagement at UN Climate Talks

Nov. 17, 2010 – Media are invited to a teleconference with youth climate advocates attending the upcoming United Nations…


Added by Kyle Gracey on November 21, 2010 at 2:17 — No Comments

Dependence on borrowed research has cost us, says Jairam Ramesh-India’s Environment Minister

Even as the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment — dubbed “the Indian Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)” — released its first report on the impact of climate change in four regions of the country, it admitted that significant research gaps and lack of extensive databases were hampering Indian climate science.

Long-term localised data was not available on vegetation and forest cover, socio-economic trends, farm inputs, pests and crop diseases, terrain, soil… Continue

Added by Climate Himalaya on November 19, 2010 at 5:21 — No Comments

Pointing the finger the wrong way: an commentary on US complaints on China's renewable subsidy

This commentary was initially published at

On September 9, the biggest union in the United States, United Steelworkers, filed a 5,800-page petition under Section 301 of the…


Added by Dale Wen on November 18, 2010 at 20:30 — No Comments

Climate Negotiations on the Eve of Cancún

International negotiators and civil society will be descending on the Mexican resort town of Cancún later this month for the first major UN climate change conference since last year's much-hyped get-together in Copenhagen.

The Copenhagen conference failed to produce a significant international agreement causing many to downplay expectations for the COP16 conference in Cancún.

Earlier this week, the head UN climate chief,… Continue

Added by Hugh Bartling on November 18, 2010 at 19:39 — No Comments

Applying the lessons of Copenhagen in Cancun

In preparing for the upcoming climate talks in Cancun less than two weeks away, I can't help but look back at where things were a year ago.…

Added by David Turnbull on November 18, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

Journalists from climate-change frontline to keep world’s eyes focused on UN negotiations

Hundreds of millions of people across the world will receive daily updates on the latest international efforts to tackle climate change thanks to an innovative media support programme.

The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) has awarded 35 journalists from across the developing world with fellowships to Mexico to provide vital coverage of the annual Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the end of the month.

The CCMP… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on November 18, 2010 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

IIED guide to six key issues at COP16 climate change conference

IIED has published a short briefing paper that explains the six key issues for governments to resolve at the COP16 climate-change negotiations that begin in Cancun, Mexico on 29 November.

Here’s a summary… and you can download the 4-page briefing paper here

Summary - We must mitigate and adapt to climate change. On this, the international community is agreed. But exactly… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on November 18, 2010 at 14:22 — No Comments

Rich nations failing to keep Copenhagen promise to help poor nations adapt to climate-change

Research published today shows that developed nations are failing to keep the promise they made last year to provide adequate finance to help the world’s poorest countries adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The paper — published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) — includes a five-point plan to enable developed nations to fulfil their pledges and build the trust needed to advance the next session of UN climate-change negotiations, which begin… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on November 18, 2010 at 14:17 — No Comments

India: Environmentalist Asks Government to set up Institute for Eco Study

In a bid to save the Himalayas from further degradation, prominent environmentalist and Magsaysay award recipient Chandi Prasad Bhatt has asked the government to establish a multi-purpose institute to examine the changes in the glaciers, lakes, and forests in the region. Bhatt,in a letter to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and others, said the Himalayan region was under constant threat due to increased incidents of floods and landslide. “43 per cent

the… Continue

Added by Climate Himalaya on November 15, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

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