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African nations, others prepare for REDD+

Nepal. Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Kenya have requested UN-REDD targeted support on legal preparedness. All are looking to adapt their existing policies, laws and regulations in order to support or put in place national REDD+ processes and strategies, with Kenya having requested the second stage of such support   Activities have been taking place over the past two years with ...

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New York summit: Rising to a climate challenge

The Climate Change Summit has come and gone. The Summit was able to galvanise international action on climate change. The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, told the gathering of over 120 world leaders who gathered in New York City that it has been a success. He said that event was a great and historic one, which never before had so many ...

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CSOs: New York summit delivered ‘momentum’ to realise Paris 2015

Climate Action Network (CAN) (a global network of over 900 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels) and Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA) (an international network of diverse non-profit organisations working to mobilise civil society and galvanise public opinion in support of climate action), in a joint comment on ...

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We’re changing our climate, Pachauri reiterates

Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), tells the UN Climate Summit in New York City that there is abundant evidence that the climate is changing, even as he insists that man is responsible for such actions   I am privileged to be here to present a summary of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report. The ...

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GEF commits $3bn to battle climate change in developing nations

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will support developing countries with over $3 billion for financing actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change over the next four years. The newly completed Sixth Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund, together with expected funding from its climate adaptation funds, will enable the GEF to make $3 billion available for climate finance in ...

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More nations commit to fight climate change by restoring forests

World leaders announced on Tuesday in New York new pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded forest lands today at the UN Climate Summit. The commitments come from Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, and Uganda, among others, and more than doubled the number of hectares contributing to achieving the Bonn Challenge – a global goal to ...

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New York summit: The peoples’ Revolution for Climate Change

The instinct for revolution often arises in the face of reaching a dead-end limit on the threshold scale of expectations and in some instance could be misjudged as a form of desperation for a change; but then, if seen in the light of a reasonable reflection, it looks more like a path or rather an awakening to a healing process. ...

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The march towards a new climate deal

In 1997, when the whole world birthed the Kyoto treaty, it was like we were certainly reaching a monumental turning point in the history of humanity when we can all work unanimously towards curbing the unhealthy increase in global green house gas concentration.  The commitment period was seen as a reasonable timeframe to get the goal of the protocol achieved ...

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Climate deniers and the limits of politics

An instance of consulting some 100 doctors concerning the health of a child and about 97 of the doctors all gave similar prognosis with well proven evidences which all share an above average similitude, Then left with just three of the consulted doctors who in their respected view of  experimentation have not totally arrived at a definite answer. Then having ...

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Danger! Wild global weather looms

In what looks like a doomsday prediction, meteorologists have said the weather is preparing to go wild before the end of this year, as the tropical climate system is primed for a big El Niño. Unfortunately, the world may be at its mercy, as they say no adequate preparation is on ground to contain it. The El Niño, a splurge of ...

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