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  • Climate Frontline: African communities adapting to survive

    27 November 2009, source: Climate Frontline
    URL: http://www.climatefrontlineafrica.org/

    International concern about climate change is rising rapidly, but international action lags behind. Other reports demonstrate clearly the scale of the problem at the global and regional level. This report is different: it allows the voices of men and women in vulnerable African communities to be heard directly...
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  • India in a fix as China pledges big emission cuts

    27 November 2009, source: The Times of India
    URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Global-warming-India-in-a-fix-as-China-pledges-big-emission-cuts/articleshow/5272692.cms

    Beijing:  China has announced that it will cut emissions by a drastic 40-45 per cent compared to 2005 levels by the year 2020. The pledge, which is far ahead of the promises made by the United States, is also expected to cause jitters in New Delhi and raise questions about the efficacy of the India-China deal on the issue...
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  • Meles Zenawi: Africa at Risk

    27 November 2009, source: Project Syndicate
    URL: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/zenawi1

    Addis Ababa:  Climate change will hit Africa – a continent that has contributed virtually nothing to bring it about – first and hardest. Aside from Antarctica, Africa is the only continent that has not industrialized. Indeed, since 1980’s the industrialization that had taken place in Africa has by and large been reversed...
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  • Forest area bigger than Canada can be restored

    27 November 2009, source: Reuters
    URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSGEE5AP1XC._CH_.2400

    London:  Only one fifth of the world's forests remain but an area bigger than Canada could be restored without harming food production, a global alliance dedicated to restoring forests said on Thursday.  A study by the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), which includes the WWF, Britain's Forestry Commission and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), said a billion hectares of former forests, equivalent to six percent of the world's total land area, could be restored...
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  • Uganda’s temperature to rise by 1.5 degrees

    27 November 2009, source: New Vision
    URL: http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/702524

    Kampala:  Uganda's average temperature will increase by up to 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next 20 years as a result of global warming, according to the State of the Uganda Population Report, released yesterday by finance minister Syda Bbumba. “Climate change is likely to increase average temperatures in Uganda by up to 1...
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  • EU Council conclusions on climate change and development

    26 November 2009, source: Swedish Presidency of the European Union
    URL: http://www.se2009.eu/polopoly_fs/1.24058!menu/standard/file/111283.pdf

    Brussels:  The Council recalls its Conclusions of March 2009 (Environment, ECOFIN and GAERC), June 2009 (Environment and ECOFIN) and October 2009 (Environment), and the European Council Conclusions of March, June, and October 2009, and reaffirms the EU's determination to reach an ambitious and comprehensive agreement in Copenhagen in December 2009 in line with the Bali Action Plan...
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  • Nigeria urges common African position on climate change

    26 November 2009, source: 234Next.com
    URL: http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Money/Business/5486697-147/story.csp

    Lagos:  Nigeria has implored other African countries to adopt a common front at the United Nations Climate Change Conference slated for Denmark next month. This comes ahead of the conference proper holding in Copenhagen, from December 7 to 18, where the leaders of the developed economies are expected to make commitments in reducing green house gas emissions after months of political stalemate...
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  • Nigeria: Senate to hasten work on climate change bill

    26 November 2009, source: 234Next.com
    URL: http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/News/5486524-147/story.csp

    Lagos:  The Climate Change Commission Bill before the Nigerian senate will address all issues connected with climate change and provide an institutional and legal framework for climate change governance in the country, senate committee chairman on Environment and Ecology, Grace Folashade Bent, have said ...
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  • China calls meet of key developing countries on climate change

    26 November 2009, source: The Times of India
    URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/China-calls-meet-of-key-developing-countries-on-climate-change/articleshow/5269267.cms

    New Delhi: China has invited key developing country partners on November 27 for talks on climate change ahead of the UN negotiations that commence in Copenhagen on December 7. Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh along with other officials will attend the China meeting. Coming after both China and India signed MoUs with the US on climate and energy related issues, the meeting could see a reaffirming of the stance of the major players in the G77 block, sources said...
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  • World can reach climate pact by end 2010 -Mexico

    26 November 2009, source: Reuters
    URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN25361464

    Mexico City:  Global climate change talks in Copenhagen next month should yield a concrete base that will allow for a definitive treaty to be agreed within a year, Mexico's top climate change diplomat said on Wednesday.Acknowledging that world leaders will not be able to draw up a new global treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol at a Dec...
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  • Rwanda: Cost of climate change high - experts

    26 November 2009, source: The New Times
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200911260006.html

    Kigali:   A report by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) on the economics of climate change in Rwanda has revealed that climate change has had a significant setback on the economy, especially in the past four years.  The research which was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) assessed the impact of the various climate change conditions such as carbon emissions, droughts and floods...
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  • Latin America's perpetual fever

    26 November 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49408

    Montevideo:  "To use a soccer metaphor, which Brazilian politicians like so much, the Kyoto Protocol was the 10-minute warm-up before the real game begins," said scientist Carlos Nobre in reference to global climate change treaties."The real game should begin now, although there are many who would rather remain in the warm-up phase indefinitely," added the Brazilian expert, who was among the authors of the 1990, 2001 and 2007 reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, along with former U...
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  • Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: food and agriculture

    26 November 2009, source: The Lancet
    URL: http://www.thelancet.com/series/health-and-climate-change

    Agricultural food production and agriculturally-related change in land use substantially contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide. Four-fifths of agricultural emissions arise from the livestock sector. Although livestock products are a source of some essential nutrients, they provide large amounts of saturated fat, which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
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  • Women make case for climate change

    26 November 2009, source: Vanguard
    URL: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2009/11/26/women-make-case-for-climate-change/

    Ughelli:  The Niger Delta Women’s Movement for Peace and Development, a non-governmental organisation, has suggested that global climate change could be addressed through human security lens and said it requires immediate global action to mitigate and adapt to the climate changes.  It said the impact of climate has severely affected women as a result of water pollution from oil spillage, agriculture and poor household waste disposal, stating that the group was determined to strengthen the bridge between women, poverty and climate change...
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  • Norway, SA need to pool climate efforts

    25 November 2009, source: Business Day
    URL: http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=87989

    Johannesburg:  It is Norway’s view that the increase in global mean temperature must be limited to a maximum of 2°C compared with the pre-industrial level. In order to avoid serious damage, greenhouse gas emissions will have to be reduced by 50%-85% by 2050 . This is a complex challenge, because the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts that global energy demand will almost double by 2030...
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