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  • COP18 held on giant car city

    05 December 2012, source: The Zimbabwean
    URL: http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/news/zimbabwe/62599/cop18-held-on-giant-car.html?utm_source=thezim&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=listarticle&utm_content=headinglink

    Its roads packed with big 4 X 4 cars, Qatar, the Persian Gulf nation built upon the riches of petroleum and natural gas, ranking highly on per capita income indices, but with that ranking come huge carbon emissions per capita as well. Was it the best choice to hold the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place in Doha the country’s capital? Qatar becomes the first OPEC nation to hold the UNFCCC COP conference, it has the highest carbon emissions per capita in the world and is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas...
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  • Developing countries worried about possible weak outcome of Doha climate talks

    05 December 2012, source: SIMBA Radio
    URL: http://www.simba.fm/2012/12/05/developing-countries-worried-about-possible-weak-outcome-of-doha-climate-talks/

    Posted by Emma Okella The ministerial high level segment of the UN climate change conference started (Tuesday) in Doha on a slippery note as battle lines are drawn between developing and wealthy countries over extension of the commitment period for the Kyoto protocol as well as the green climate fund...
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  • Britain announces climate finance - Africa praises positive lead

    05 December 2012, source: SIMBA Radio
    URL: http://www.simba.fm/2012/12/05/britain-announces-climate-finance-africa-praises-positive-lead/

    Posted by Emma Okella Britain has breathed new life into the UN climate change talks in Doha with announcement to give over the next two years £1.8 billion of new money to help poorer countries develop along a low carbon pathway and tackle the effects of climate change. This announcement sets a positive tone to the negotiations that in its final week had sent many observers into fears of a possible weak outcome from the talks following apparent stalemate on the future of the Kyoto Protocol and climate financing to developing countries...
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  • Durban to Doha’ a road to nowhere?

    05 December 2012, source: Africa Business.com
    URL: http://africabusiness.com/2012/12/05/durban-to-doha%e2%80%99-a-road-to-nowhere/

    The International Federation of Red Cross says in 2011, there were 300 climate-related disasters, which affected 207 million people. By 2015, this figure is expected to rise to 375 million people. A mathematical calculation reveals that this will be a 75% increase in the number of people affected by climate related disasters in just three years...
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  • Small Joe calls for farmers' unity at Doha

    05 December 2012, source: Swazi OBSERVER
    URL: http://www.observer.org.sz/index.php?news=46047#.UL9hqoPqnK0

    Minister of Tourism and Environment Mduduzi Dlamini has urged players in agriculture and food security to remain focused and collaborate as they call for action on the sector at the United Nations climate negotiations. Speaking at the fifth Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day (ALL-5) in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, Dlamini said the sector should not lose its sense of urgency but continue to seek action...
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  • A Voice for Agriculture

    05 December 2012, source: Landscapes Blog for People, Food and Nature
    URL: http://blog.ecoagriculture.org/2012/12/05/all5/

    “No agriculture, no deal” was the mantra coming out the fifth Agriculture, Landscapes, and Livelihoods (ALL, formerly Agriculture and Rural Development) Day on Monday. Yet it appears as though the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will not make any sort of recommendation regarding agriculture to the UNFCCC at COP18, due to difficulties in reaching consensus...
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  • The meat of the issue

    04 December 2012, source: The Zimbabwean
    URL: http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/business/agriculture/62555/the-meat-of-the-issue.html?utm_source=thezim&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=listarticle&utm_content=headinglink

    In an interview during the Agriculture Day held on the side-lines of COP18 in Doha, Qatar, Carison said farmers in Africa produce their cattle in a way that emits less methane and reduces the contribution of beef production to climate change. “High intensity farming practised in developed countries is the major contributor to methane emissions and the farmers that are in Africa, mostly use open land grazing,” he said...
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  • We Want Agriculture to be part of the deal we are getting out of Qatar

    04 December 2012, source: Simba Radio
    URL: http://www.simba.fm/2012/12/04/we-want-agriculture-to-be-part-of-the-deal-we-are-getting-out-of-qatar/

    Agriculture experts and advocates at the ongoing climate change negotiations in Qatar are blaming political leaders whose responsibility it’s to ensure food security for their citizens for failing to ensure that agriculture is a major topic at the talks. Chief Executive Officer of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Dr...
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  • Africa urged to gear up role in climate change negotiations

    04 December 2012, source: Simba Radio
    URL: http://www.simba.fm/2012/12/04/africa-urged-to-gear-up-role-in-climate-change-negotiations/

    Observers say Africa risks losing its essential bargains at the ongoing United National Climate Change negotiations in Qatar, if African delegates at the conference don’t play an enhanced role on a number of issues that are still hanging and need to be resolved at least by the end of the two week gathering...
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  • From Doha to Dakar, food insecurity is the norm

    04 December 2012, source: Inter Press Service (IPS)
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/12/from-doha-to-dakar-food-insecurity-is-the-norm/

    By Mantoe Phakathi DOHA, Dec 4 2012 (IPS): Qatar may be one of the richest countries in the world, but it has something in common with its African counterparts – food insecurity. This Middle-Eastern oil-producing nation imports 90 percent of its food because it is a dryland country. "Food is very expensive here," an immigrant Ghanaian taxi driver who opted to remain anonymous told IPS...
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  • Over 500 Agriculture Experts Convene at Day-Long Event Held in Parallel with United Nations Climate Talks

    03 December 2012, source: Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5
    URL: http://www.agricultureday.org/blogs/2012/12/03/over-500-agriculture-experts-convene-at-day-long-event-held-in-parallel-with-united-nations-climate-talks/

    Over 500 Agriculture Experts Convene at Day-Long Event Held in Parallel with United Nations Climate Talks Renewed Call to Action Issued for Negotiators to Include Agriculture in Addressing Global Climate Change Challenges   Doha, Qatar: Global agricultural leaders and practitioners come together today to share best practices and build consensus on policy recommendations from the sector at Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day, held in parallel with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) currently underway...
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  • MDG to be replaced

    03 December 2012, source: The Zimbabwean
    URL: http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/news/africa/62549/mdg-to-be-replaced.html?utm_source=thezim&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=listarticle&utm_content=headinglink

    Addressing the media on the sidelines of the Forest Day 6, held on 2 December 2012 in Doha, Qatar in conjunction with the UNFCC COP18, Hongbo says climate change confronts society with a range of uncertainties. The 2012 Forest Day brought together over 600 scientists, delegates and other interested people under the title “Living Landscapes...
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  • "Come out of the forest" to save the trees

    02 December 2012, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://www.fanrpan.org/documents/d01466/

    DOHA, QATAR (2 December 2012)_Forestry experts have called for a new approach to managing land and tackling climate change – challenging the ongoing debate that forests have to be sacrificed for the sake of rural development and food security. Governments, policymakers and scientists worldwide have been experimenting for years with different approaches to managing rural landscapes, from watershed management to habitat restoration, but these efforts are rarely done in concert to address climate change challenges...
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  • COP 18 enjoying C-Neutral coffee from Costa Rica

    30 November 2012, source: The Zimbabwean
    URL: http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/news/zimbabwe/62542/cop-18-enjoying-c-neutral.html?utm_source=thezim&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=listarticle&utm_content=headinglink

    This year approximately 20,000 cups of the coffee will be served daily from this carbon neutral labeled coffee. That is how 180 years after Costa Rica carried out its first export of the so called gold grain, activity that lead to the positioning so far as one of the most important quality coffee producers in the world, it is the first nation to give the grain another added value, by offering the first CO2 neutral coffee in the most important meeting on this issue and impact in the future of the planet...
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  • Global temperatures on the rise

    29 November 2012, source: The Zimbabwean
    URL: http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/news/zimbabwe/62533/global-temperatures-on-the-rise.html

    Many regions have faced extremes of droughts, floods and heatwaves. The number of cyclones worldwide was around normal but some, such as Superstorm Sandy, which lashed the Caribbean and the United States, were especially devastating, the WMO said. The report which looked at the global temperature between 2001 and 2011 says Africa was not spared as it experienced above average temperatures during theperiod with the most anomalous warmth across parts of northern Africa...
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