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  • New report calculates climate change toll on Africa

    30 November 2009, source: Christian Post
    URL: http://www.christianpost.com/article/20091127/new-report-calculates-climate-change-toll-on-africa/

    A partner of anti-poverty group Christian Aid released a report Friday that calculates for the first time the “unavoidable cost” of climate change in Africa – both in relation to finances and to people.  And according to the report, even if dramatic international action held the global temperature rise at 1...
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  • The Commonwealth Climate Change Declaration

    30 November 2009, source: CHOGM2009
    URL: http://www.chogm2009.org/home/node/210

    Climate change is the predominant global challenge.  We convened a Special Session on Climate Change in Port of Spain to discuss our profound concern about the undisputed threat that climate change poses to the security, prosperity, economic and social development of our people.  For many it is deepening poverty and affecting the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals...
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  • India, China, Brazil, South Africa ready climate draft

    30 November 2009, source: The Hindu
    URL: http://www.hindu.com/2009/11/29/stories/2009112954930800.htm

    Beijing:  Four of the world’s major developing countries on Saturday agreed on a substantive draft declaration listing their “non-negotiable” demands ahead of next month’s climate summit in Copenhagen.  The 10-page draft, which has been signed by China, India, Brazil and South Africa, is being conceived as a counter to the text that will be released by western countries next week as a possible basis for negotiations, when talks begin on December 7...
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  • Danish PM's stitch-up on Copenhagen unravels in Beijing

    30 November 2009, source: PANDA.org
    URL: http://www.panda.org/wwf_news/?182042/Danish-PMs-stitch-up-on-Copenhagen-unravels-in-Beijing

    Gland:  WWF has welcomed the very strong signal from leading emerging economies that the Copenhagen climate change conference is far too important to be stitched up in the usual way by the usual suspects in the developed world.At a meeting in Beijing Saturday, representatives of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (the BASIC countries) indicated they intend to reject a draft Danish “political agreement” at the Copenhagen climate conference which is regarded as the developed world’s preferred outcome for the conference...
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  • American farmers must step up on climate change

    30 November 2009, source: Des Moines Register
    URL: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20091129/OPINION01/911290317/-1/BUSINESS04/Guest-column-American-farmers-must-step-up-on-climate-change

    Des Moines:  Next month, I travel to Copenhagen for the U.N. Climate Change Negotiations (COP 15) with two Drake agricultural law students. We are part of the Iowa U.N. Association delegation going to witness the international talks on possibly the most significant environmental, social and political issue shaping our futures...
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  • NZ farmers want to be excluded from ETS

    30 November 2009, source: Otago Daily Times
    URL: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/farming/83864/nz-farmers-want-be-excluded-ets

    Dunedin:  The Government appears to have put to one side the specifics of how agriculture will fit in to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) as it focuses on integrating other parts of the economy. Federated Farmers was forced recently to concede defeat in its battle to exclude the sector from the ETS, with the Government passing an amendment Bill that offered concessions of a longer phase-in period before agriculture meets the full cost of its emissions...
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  • CARE International launches food security programme

    30 November 2009, source: Business Ghana
    URL: http://www.businessghana.com/portal/news/index.php?op=getNews&news_cat_id=&id=117129

    Accra:  CARE International, a Non Governmental Organisation into agriculture activities, has launched a 15-year "Agriculture and Food Security Programme" for the Northern Savanna Zone to improve food security in the area.  The Savanna Zone comprised northern Ghana, parts of Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions...
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  • Satellites to monitor countries for climate change under Gordon Brown plan

    30 November 2009, source: The Telegraph
    URL: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/6673792/Satellites-to-monitor-countries-for-climate-change-under-Gordon-Brown-plan.html

    Port of Spain:  An international satellite monitoring system to check countries comply with new climate change targets was proposed by Gordon Brown last night as a way of binding developing nations into a new deal on the environment. To police the new deal satellites would monitor countries, like Papua New Guinea, Guyana and Indonesia, responsible for deforestation Photo: AP It is part of a desperate bid by the Prime Minister to ensure a climate change deal can be salvaged at the Copenhagen summit in 10 days time...
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  • The cost of adapting to climate change

    27 November 2009, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/katine/katine-chronicles-blog/2009/nov/26/climate-change-african-farmers

    London:  The gap between rhetoric and reality, the developed and developing worlds, is cruelly illustrated by the huge promises and meagre results of successive global gatherings on providing funds to help less developed countries adapt to the changing climate.  On Tuesday, Farm-Africa, one of the Guardian's partners in the Katine project, helped launch Climate Frontline, a collection of African voices reflecting on how their climate has already changed, and how they are adapting to it...
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  • Businesses in US brace for new rules on emissions

    27 November 2009, source: New York Times
    URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/business/energy-environment/26emissions.html?_r=1&hp

    New York:  The nation’s corporations have long been bracing for the day when they would be required to carry out sharp cuts in the emissions that cause global warming. That day seemed to move a bit closer on Wednesday, when President Obama outlined a national target for such reductions. Much of corporate America has already been thinking about how to comply...
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  • China joins US in pledge of hard targets on emissions

    27 November 2009, source: New York Times
    URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/27/science/earth/27climate.html?hp

    Beijing:  The Chinese government announced Thursday that it had set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 relative to economic development. China is aiming to reduce what it calls so-called carbon intensity by 40 to 45 percent compared to 2005 levels, according to Xinhua, the state news agency...
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  • India and the United States: Partnership for a better world

    27 November 2009, source: Ministry of External Affairs
    URL: http://meaindia.nic.in/

    Washington:  Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama reaffirmed the global strategic partnership between India and the United States, and launched a new phase in this partnership. Commending the deepening bilateral cooperation between the world's two largest democracies across a broad spectrum of human endeavors [including climate change], the two leaders recognized that the common ideals and complementary strengths of India and the United States today provide a foundation for addressing the global challenges of the 21st century...
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  • Fears forest proposals are 'human rights disaster'

    27 November 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49425

    Copenhagen:  The clean, ultra-modern chrome and glass lines of the Bella Centre, in the Danish capital Copenhagen, is a world away from the thronging canopy suspended over the tropical forests of Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Cameroon. But it's here in Scandinavia, in the shadow of the spinning blades of the convention centre's wind turbine, that the foundation for an international law governing greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution will be thrashed out this December...
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  • `Innovation cooperation` to meet climate challenges

    27 November 2009, source: SciDev.Net
    URL: http://www.environmental-expert.com/resultEachPressRelease.aspx?cid=33596&codi=75963&lr=1

    New Delhi:  Climate talks must move from technology transfer to 'innovation cooperation' to develop and deploy technologies effectively, says Ambuj Sagar:  For developing countries, the challenges of climate change come on top of existing — and urgent — sustainable development needs...
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  • 'Organic farming may counter climate change,' report says

    27 November 2009, source: The Independent
    URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/organic-farming-may-counter-climate-change-report-says-1827624.html

    London:  Organic farming can play an important role in countering climate change, a new report suggests.   Use of organic methods means that the soil takes up much more carbon, which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide to boost global warming, according to the report from the Soil Association, the organic food and farming charity...
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