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COP 20: Tribunal sentences states, firms for rights, nature violation


The International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature judged 12 international and domestic cases in Lima, Peru on the sidelines of the COP 20 UN Climate Change Conference   Alberto Acosta, president of the Tribunal for the Rights of Nature and former president of the Constitutional Assembly of Ecuador, decided to admit, expand and solve 12 cases. In all of ...

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Activists observe #LightForLima climate vigil


On the evening of 7th December, 2014 (today) candle and solar-lantern lit vigils are taking place all over the world.  People are gathering to show their concern about climate change. Building on the momentum from the People’s Climate March where they mobilised tens of thousands of participants, faith groups are holding vigils in 13 countries to pray for progress towards ...

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‘Selling off forests is business for Peruvian government’


New report finds that Peruvian government is failing to address the real causes of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon while undermining indigenous peoples’ efforts to protect their forests   A new report has shown that, despite public commitments to protect Peru’s forests, the first Amazonian host of the UN COP is ignoring the real drivers of deforestation and failing to ...

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Meteorologists warn of El Nino over East Africa


Few days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of worst climate ahead, East African Meteorologists have moved to issue El Nino alert over the region. Uganda National Meteorology Authority is calling for preparation of the members of the public for the occurrence of the adverse weather event. According to the alert, El Nino is expected to occur between ...

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UN climate summit opens with people hungry for action

The UN climate talks in Lima (COP20) opened on Monday with a flame of solidarity as an estimated 10,000 people around the world joined together in the largest ever climate fast to show support for the victims of climate change. UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, and the Peruvian Minister of Environment and President of COP20, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, offered their support for the ...

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Nigeria evaluates 23-year-old National Policy on Environment

Twenty-three years after it was first formulated in 1991 and 15 years after its revision in 1999, Nigeria has embarked on the process of reviewing the National Policy on Environment (NPE) blueprint. The endeavour is informed by the fact that the existing policy document is outdated, in the light of the emergence in recent years of topical issues that require ...

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Nature Tribunal to hear 12 cases at COP 20 in Lima


The International Rights of Nature Tribunal will convene in Lima, Peru during the 20th UN COP on Climate Change to hear 12 international cases that are aligned with conference’s priorities. Each case will be reviewed within a framework based on Rights of Nature and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth. “We the people assume the authority to conduct ...

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Planners devise modalities for realistic African Urban Agenda

Participants made up of representatives of academics from 25 universities and research institutions in eight countries, public and private sector built environment practitioners, independent researchers, civil society organisations, professional bodies, international development agencies including ICF International, UN-HABITAT and the media recently brainstormed for three days in Lagos. The event was the International Conference of Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP) 2014, ...

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Ogar: How forest fragmentation mirrors social fragmentation

Chief Edwin Ogar

Forests ecosystems are a dynamic, constantly changing community of living things, interacting with non-living components. Forests are valued on social, environmental, cultural and economic factors. We need forests. They provide wood and non-timber products and services, play a key role in the fight against climate change, make an important contribution to our economy through supporting regional communities, as well as ...

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Japan pledges $1.5bn to Green Climate Fund

Japan on Sunday announced a pledge of $1.5 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) ahead of next week’s pledging conference in Berlin. The pledge, announced on the margins of the G20 Summit taking place in Brisbane, Australia, comes in the wake of a $3 billion pledge by the United States. Total pledges to date for the GCF, the financial ...

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