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  • UN agencies back new plan to create green economy

    29 June 2009, source: Afrique en ligne
    URL: http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/un-agencies-back-new-plan-to-create-green-economy-2009062730539.html

    Nairobi:  United Nations' agencies have backed a rapid move towards “a green economy and low carbon projects” as part of efforts to revive the world economy from its current slowdown and create millions of jobs for the youth, officials said here on Friday.About 18 UN agencies backed the call for a world-wide transition to a low carbon, resource efficient green economy, able to deliver multiple economic, social and environmental opportunities in the 21st century, the UN agencies said...
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  • WTO/UNEP launch report explaining the connections between trade and climate change

    29 June 2009, source: WTO
    URL: http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres09_e/pr559_e.htm

    United Nations:  The WTO/UNEP report on “Trade and Climate Change” published today examines the intersections between trade and climate change from four perspectives: the science of climate change; economics; multilateral efforts to tackle climate change; and national climate change policies and their effect on trade...
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  • UNDP, partners launch report on climate index insurance

    29 June 2009, source: UNDP
    URL: http://climate-l.org/2009/06/25/undp-and-partners-launch-report-on-climate-index-insurance/

    Geneva:  Climate has always presented a challenge to farmers, herders, fishermen and others whose livelihoods are closely linked to their environment, particularly those in poor areas of the world. A type of insurance, called index insurance, now offers significant opportunities as a climate-risk management tool in developing countries, according to a new publication launched today during a workshop at the Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) in Geneva...
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  • House passes Bill to address threat of climate change

    27 June 2009, source: New York Times
    URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/27/us/politics/27climate.html?_r=1&hp

    Washington:  The House passed legislation on Friday intended to address global warming and transform the way the nation produces and uses energy.  The vote was the first time either house of Congress had approved a bill meant to curb the heat-trapping gases scientists have linked to climate change...
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  • GRZ signs MoU with Netherlands on climate change programmes

    26 June 2009, source: Lusaka Times
    URL: http://www.lusakatimes.com/?p=14291

    Lusaka:  The Ministry of Tourism Environment and Natural Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Peace Parks Foundation of Netherlands on the implementation of climate change programmes in Zambia.  The projects will be implemented on the Zambian component of the Kasavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area and will cover an area of 1...
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  • Climate proofing the Zambezi

    26 June 2009, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org

    Johannesburg:  The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a USD$ 8 million initiative to help build the disaster resilience of 600,000 people living along the Zambezi river in seven southern African countries. The Zambezi River Basin Initiative (ZRBI) is a response to "a dramatic increase in the numbers of floods along the river basin" according to Farid Abdulkadir, IFRC disaster management coordinator for the southern Africa region...
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  • Ecobank explores prospects in carbon market

    26 June 2009, source: Ghananian Chronicle
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200906250901.html

    Accra:  Ecobank in collaboration with the World Bank /IFD are putting together synergy in exploring the opportunities there are in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects evaluation and carbon financing structure aimed at ensuring a low carbon economy.  The three day workshop underway in Accra and co hosted by Ecobank brought together participants from both the private and public sectors including banks, insurance companies and other civil society organizations both locally and regionally to harness sufficient information and ammunition to guide their involvement to fully participate and capitalize on opportunities available in Carbon Markets...
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  • Meles: ĎAfrica to present four major issues at G8 summití

    26 June 2009, source: Ethiopolitics
    URL: http://ethiopolitics.com/news_1/20090625956.html

    Addis Ababa:  Africa will present four major issues at the G8 summit scheduled to take place in Italy 8-10 July, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday.  Meles told journalists in Addis Ababa that the issues include the global financial crisis, climate change, piracy, drug trafficking in West Africa and e-governance...
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  • Pan-African parliamentary climate change conference begins

    26 June 2009, source: Cameroon Tribune
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200906250339.html

    Yaounde:  The National Assembly of Cameroon will this week host the Pan-African Parliamentary Conference on climate change. The Yaounde conference will be a forum for the assembly of Parliaments of the Africa-Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and European Union for the African region to put in place harmonised ideas and a common stand for the conference on the United Nations framework agreement on climate change to take place at Copenhagen in December 2009...
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  • Migration and climate change: A new (under) class of travellers

    26 June 2009, source: The Economist
    URL: http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13925906

    Addis Ababa:  The airstrip at Lokichoggio, in the scorched wastes of north Kenya, was once ground zero for food aid. During Sudan's civil war, flights from here kept millions of people alive. The warehouses are quieter now, but NGOs keep a toehold, in case war restarts-and to deal with what pundits call the "permanent emergency" of "environmentally induced" migration...
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  • House Democrats win key test vote on climate bill

    26 June 2009, source: Associated Press (AP)
    URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090626/ap_on_go_co/us_climate_bill_36

    WASHINGTON - House Democrats narrowly won a key test vote Friday and pushed for passage of sweeping legislation designed to combat global warming and usher in a new era of cleaner energy. Republicans said the bill included the largest tax increase in American history. The vote was 217-205 to advance the White House-backed legislation toward a final roll call expected within hours...
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  • Global warming is a security threat - Kofi Annan

    25 June 2009, source: Reuters
    URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSLN472597

    Geneva:   Global warming must be seen as an economic and security threat, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday, calling on poorer countries to speak louder about their climate change needs.  In an interview, Annan said he chose to focus his retirement energies on environmental risks because he believes that left unchecked, they could destabilise both rich and poor countries...
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  • Growing in a responsible way

    25 June 2009, source: Business Standard
    URL: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/subir-roy-growing-inresponsible-way/361906/

    New Delhi:  The apple economy of Himachal is getting hugely destabilised. Lower snowfall and higher temperatures are making it difficult to grow apples at below 6,000 ft where they have been grown for almost a hundred years. The Gangotri glacier, which ensures a perennial flow in the Ganga, is melting...
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  • Agriculture at the centre of AU Heads assembly

    25 June 2009, source: Concord Times
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200906240533.html

    Freetown:   The Thirteen Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union Heads of State and Government will officially kick off on 24 June 2009, in Sirte in the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, at the level of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC), meeting at its 18th Ordinary Session, under the theme: "Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security"...
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  • Running a temperature: climate change will soon be the world's greatest health crisis

    25 June 2009, source: Foreign Policy
    URL: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/06/24/running_a_temperature_0

    We tend to think of climate change as an environmental issue, which, of course, it is. Current scientific findings on Arctic ice melting, rising sea levels, greenhouse gas emissions, and ocean acidity suggest that during this century, the earth's average surface temperature will surpass the supposedly "safe" threshold of 2 degrees celsius above preindustrial level...
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