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  • Southern African Five Cities Network launched

    22 October 2009, source: New Era
    URL: http://www.newera.com.na/article.php?articleid=7637

    Walvis Bay:  Representatives of various international environmental agencies, local authorities and some ministries attended a workshop last week at Walvis Bay that focused on the impact of climate change.  The meeting looked at establishing a framework that would help humanity to adapt to the effects of climate change...
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  • Climate change, a major disaster

    22 October 2009, source: Ghana News Agency
    URL: http://www.ghananewsagency.org/s_science/r_8840/

    Accra:  Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, on Tuesday said climate change was a silent major disaster affecting Ghanaians and called on the media to pay more attention to the issues.  She said most people were not able to relate properly with climate change issues because they appeared abstract though they were already having a negative impact on development, especially on the economy...
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  • Oil world says fossil fuels most realistic for now

    22 October 2009, source: Reuters
    URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLL4310

    London:  The world must invest heavily in fossil fuels or face an energy crisis, said leaders of the oil industry gathered in London this week as they voiced scepticism about prospects for a climate change deal in Copenhagen.  The oil industry has shifted its message to a more climate-friendly approach, but argued that for now oil and gas were the ways to meet the world's energy needs...
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  • Leading South African companies measure emissions

    22 October 2009, source: Business Report
    URL: http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=552&fArticleId=5212629

    Johannesburg:  South Africa's top companies are increasingly measuring and disclosing their greenhouse gas emissions - but they lack ambition when it comes to setting emission reduction targets.South Africa notched up the fifth-best response rate in the global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) this year, with the JSE's top 100 firms providing substantially higher response rates than those in China, India and even Australia...
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  • Copenhagen: Ghana to spearhead continent's position

    22 October 2009, source: The Chronicle
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200910211215.html

    Accra:  The government of Ghana is to spearhead a strong African voice at the Copenhagen talks on climate change, which is seven weeks away. The move is to signal the seriousness of climate change issues as they affect Africa and other vulnerable countries in the third world. This was disclosed by Mr...
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  • China, India forge alternative to UN climate protection treaty

    22 October 2009, source: Bloomberg
    URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=a8mALJRqYeNs

    New Delhi:   China and India’s joint plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions provides the developing world with an alternative to the global climate treaty that wealthier nations want them to sign in Copenhagen this year, analysts said. Asia’s two biggest polluters from burning carbon-based fuels said they will collaborate on renewable power and energy-efficiency projects, in a memorandum of understanding yesterday in New Delhi...
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  • Gas emissions from industrialized countries increased in 2007

    22 October 2009, source: Afrique en ligne
    URL: http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/gas-emissions-from-industrialized-countries-increased-in-2007-2009102136761.html

    Lusaka:  Greenhouse gas emissions from industrialized countries increased in 2007, continuing the upward trend of the previous six years, the United Nations Climate Change secretariat revealed Wednesday.Data submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) showed that greenhouse gas emissions of the 40 industrialized countries that have reported obligations under the convention rose by one per cent from 2006 to 2007...
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  • London MEF meeting: Chair's summary

    22 October 2009, source: US State Department
    URL: http://www.state.gov/g/oes/rls/other/2009/130717.htm

    London:  The fifth meeting at the Leaders’ representative level of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate met in London, United Kingdom, October 18-19, 2009. It was attended by officials from seventeen major economies, as well as the United Nations and Denmark, with ministerial observers from Lesotho and the Maldives participating in the session, and additional observers from Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Norway...
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  • Kenya digs in for funds to fight climate change risks

    21 October 2009, source: Business Daily
    URL: http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Company%20Industry/-/539550/674780/-/view/printVersion/-/jg4dcsz/-/index.html

    Nairobi:  Kenya will join other African nations in demanding that the industrialised world pays for damages of climate change caused by decades of heavy carbon emissions.  It will team up with the developing world in seeking financial compensation for bearing the greatest burden of climate change President Kibaki said, setting the tone for the delegation that will represent Kenya in the UN-sponsored climate change talks in Copenhagen in December...
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  • Global forest monitoring to help mitigate climate change

    21 October 2009, source: APO
    URL: http://appablog.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/global-forest-monitoring-to-help-mitigate-climate-change-emissions-from-deforestation-and-forest-degradation-must-be-reduced/

    Rome:  For the first time worldwide, free and ready-to-use high-resolution satellite data is now available to monitor forests and help reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. The monitoring system has been launched by FAO and other partners as part of the Global Forest Resources Assessment...
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  • Carbon capture effort collects critics

    21 October 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48926

    Berlin:  The capture and underground storage of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, is a dubious method of effectively reducing the pollution that causes global warming, experts warn.Scientists, environmentalists and local communities continue to object to the method, which consists of compressing and liquefying carbon dioxide before sending it to underground deposits, and which has been applied for some time to recover petroleum and gas from partially exhausted oil wells...
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  • Legislative intervention in Nigeria's gas sector

    21 October 2009, source: ThisDay
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200910200940.html

    Lagos:   Nigeria has continued to be a country of paradoxes and ironies, almost fifty years after its independent political existence. It is the sixth largest producer of crude oil in the world, yet it has continued to import petroleum products from other member countries of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)...
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  • WB's Forest Investment Programme: extra $350m funding

    21 October 2009, source: World Bank
    URL: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:22357216~pagePK:64257043~piPK:437376~theSitePK:4607,00.html

    Washington:  Signalling their commitment to a unique partnership to combat climate change through forest management, six developing countries will join five contributor countries on the newly elected governing body of the Forest Investment Program (FIP), a program of the Strategic Climate Fund under the Climate Investment Funds of the multilateral development banks...
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  • Climate change and African political stability: $7,6m grant from Department of Defence

    21 October 2009, source: University of Texas
    URL: http://www.utexas.edu/news/2009/10/19/strauss_climate_change/

    Austin:  The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law has been awarded a $7.6 million grant by the U. S. Department of Defense, the largest single award dedicated to social science research The University of Texas at Austin has received. The five-year grant will fund the Strauss Center's Program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), which will identify how climate change could trigger disasters in Africa that undermine political stability...
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  • Ghana and Burkina Faso should strategise utilisation of Volta River

    21 October 2009, source: The Mail
    URL: http://accra-mail.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3865:ghana-and-burkina-faso-should-strategise-utilisation-of-volta-river&catid=60:main-news&Itemid=209

    Accra:  Mr Albert Abongo, Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRWH), on Tuesday stressed the need to strategise on the utilisation of the Volta River between Ghana and Burkina Faso for their mutual benefit and socio-economic development. He said "available research findings indicates that with the much higher population growth in Burkina Faso of 3...
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