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  • Window of opportunity (limited time only)

    26 February 2010, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=50451

    Nusa Dua:   Two months after the Copenhagen conference on climate change, which was widely regarded as a fiasco, the international community is meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali to discuss biodiversity and ecosystems, promote the green economy and carry out institutional reforms.Environment ministers and other delegates from more than 130 countries attended the opening of the 11th Special Session of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Governing Council and the Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) to analyse the institutional changes required to reach agreements and respond more effectively to environmental challenges...
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  • El Niño throws a tantrum

    26 February 2010, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=50448

    Lima:  Peru's lack of disaster prevention policies and measures, combined with climate imbalances in South America, have led to the loss of dozens of lives and thousands of homes in this Andean country in the last few months.Excessive rains have caused damages in northern Peru, but the worst precipitation occurred in Cuzco, in the south, where a month's worth of rain fell in just three days...
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  • Climate change's secret weapon

    26 February 2010, source: Asia Times Online
    URL: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/LB26Dj02.html

    The water is crystalline, the sand is whiter than white and elegantly bent palm trees sway in the breeze. This is how the Seychelles markets itself: as "another world". Tourism is the mainstay of this heavenly island, averaging 20% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 60% of foreign exchange earnings...
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  • Extra money allocated for drought relief

    26 February 2010, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/africa/nota.asp?idnews=50463

    Blantyre:  Maize farmer Anita Yunus has lived near the Mulanje Mountain in southern Malawi for over 30 years. And she does not remember there ever being a drought in the area.  While there have been four severe droughts in Malawi in the past 25 years, the Mulanje region was not affected by these...
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  • African Climate Justice Manifesto

    26 February 2010, source: PEJN
    URL: http://www.pej.org/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=8079&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

    We, the undersigned people and organizations of Africa, call on the Heads of State and Government representing the nations of Africa to embrace the cause of climate justice, and to ensure outcomes to the climate negotiations that implement the Kyoto Protocol and ensure the full, effective and sustained implementation of the UN Climate Convention...
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  • Changing lives through sustainability

    26 February 2010, source: Environmental Expert.com
    URL: http://www.environmental-expert.com/resultEachPressRelease.aspx?cid=26788&codi=154449

    Nairobi:  Two projects bringing green stoves and clean lighting to remote communities in Latin America, East Africa and India are the laureates of the 2009-10 UNEP Sasakawa Prize, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. This year's winners are Nuru Design, a company bringing rechargeable lights to villages in Rwanda, Kenya and India; and Trees, Water and People (TWP), an organization that collaborates with local NGOs to distribute fuel-efficient cook stoves to communities in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Haiti...
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  • Minister's plea on climate change

    25 February 2010, source: The Citizen
    URL: http://thecitizen.co.tz/newe.php?id=17508

    Dar es Salaam:  Farmers in the country are continuing to dig deep into their pockets to buy pesticides to fight crop diseases that are emerging due to climate change, according to Agriculture minister Stephen Wassira. Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday at a two-day seminar organised by the World Bank, he said the diseases had added to the high cost of production incurred by farmers who are also contending with a drop in production...
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  • Finding the food crops of the future

    25 February 2010, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=88225

    Johannesburg:  Temperatures seem set to soar to perilously high levels because of climate change. In another 40 years, would maize still be the staple food in Kenya, already hit by five failed rainy seasons? If not, what could people grow and eat? And if you could grow maize, how much water and fertilizer would it need? If you live in the remote semi-arid Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda - beset by 14 droughts in 25 years - you might also want to know what your options are for continued food security...
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  • SA govt looking to nominate scientists for IPCC review

    25 February 2010, source: Engineering News
    URL: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-govt-looking-to-nominate-scientists-for-ipcc-review-2010-02-23

    Johannesburg:  South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs has called for expressions of interest from South African scientists who would like to be involved in the compilation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fifth assessment report.  The IPCC's fifth assessment report was being developed for publication in 2014...
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  • UN weather meeting agrees to refine climate data

    25 February 2010, source: New York Times
    URL: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/24/world/AP-Climate-Data.html

    Geneva:  Weather agencies from around the world have agreed to collect more precise temperature data to improve climate change science, Britain's Met Office said Tuesday. And in Indonesia, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged environment ministers Wednesday to reject efforts by skeptics to derail a global deal aimed at preventing runaway global warming...
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  • Climate change, water conflict and human security: CLICO project

    25 February 2010, source: EurekAlert
    URL: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-02/uadb-ewb022410.php

    The European research project CLICO - Climate Change, Water Conflict and Human Security - devoted to the study of climate change and its social dimensions will begin in February with conferences that will take place from 25 to 27 February in Bellaterra. During the next three years, researchers from 14 institutes, under the direction of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), will be analysing the effects hydro-climatic phenomena - drought, flooding and rise of sea levels - have on the intensification of social tension and conflicts in eleven regions of the Mediterranean, Maghreb, Middle East and Sahel, and will propose specific actions to guarantee the peace and security of the population in each area...
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  • Tunisia launches “coastline adaptation to climate change” project

    25 February 2010, source: Tunisia Online News
    URL: http://www.tunisiaonlinenews.com/?p=34375

    Tunis:  A seminar on the theme “Tunisian coastline adaptation to climate change,” was held on Tuesday in Tunis on the occasion of the launch of a UN led project to reinforce the adjustment capacity of the Tunisian coastline to climate Change. The event is organized by the Coastline Protection and Fitting-out Agency (APAL), in association with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)...
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  • World church leader urges other faiths to join Christians on climate

    25 February 2010, source: Ecumenical News International
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201002250139.html

    Geneva:  Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims could strengthen Christians in persuading global leaders to agree to ambitious and sustainable goals at the next international talks on climate change if they joined forces, says the newly appointed general secretary of the World Council of Churches. The Rev...
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  • Charcoal trade racks up 300 Billion

    25 February 2010, source: Tanzania Daily News
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201002250572.html

    Dar Es Salaam:   Although charcoal is said to be a dirty trade-off, yet it is the third most important sector of the economy after mining and tourism with its annual value standing at 300bn/-. The World Bank estimates that one million tonnes of charcoal are consumed in Tanzania each year. Roughly half of this quantity is consumed in the capital, Dar es Salaam...
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  • Greening deserts for carbon credits

    25 February 2010, source: Renewable Energy World
    URL: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2010/02/greening-deserts-for-carbon-credits

    Poor farming practices have degraded the world's soils causing them to release carbon that should have stayed in the soil. In the past 150 years soils have released twice as much carbon as fuel burning. Improved farming methods could quickly rebuild degraded land and store enough carbon to offset the damage already done by fuel burning...
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