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Paris 2015: Portal for countries to document climate action plans opens

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In line with resolutions at the COP 20 UN climate conference last December in Lima, the Peruvian capital, countries can now formally submit to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) their intended contributions on climate action. This is considered as an important next step towards reaching a new universal agreement on climate change in Paris, at the ...

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More reactions trail outcome of COP 20 climate talks

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed pessimism about the outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 20) that held this month in Lima, describing the failure of developed nations to cede ground on contentious issues beneficial to poor countries as a reminder of the “missteps” of previous talks. About 196 nations that gathered ...

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How COP20 mobilised over 100,000 people, embraced sustainability

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Peru, the bustling Peruvian capital city, received more than 14,000 visitors from abroad and nearly 80,000 citizens attended Voices for Climate in those 12 days After two weeks of intense activity from December 1-12 2014, COP20 (20th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) mobilised a large number of people gathered ...

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Knocks, applause trail COP 20 Lima climate talks’ outcome

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A barrage of reactions has greeted the much-vaunted UN climate change summit that came to a close at the weekend in Lima, the Peruvian capital city. After two weeks of consultations and negotiations, the global forum, which was expected to produce a direction towards a new climate agreement scheduled for endorsement next year, ended with delegates at the gathering expressing ...

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Coping with Lima climate change summit

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The mass walkout of the 19th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Warsaw by civil society groups and movements rekindled the hope that the Voice of the Streets would find a space in the battle to save the planet from the unfolding global burning. The walkout was an expression of disgust ...

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Mass ‘die-in’ protests as Lima climate talks end

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As negotiations at the COP 20 in Lima, Peru came to a conclusion on Friday, December 12, 2014, members of civil society performed a die-in with over 150 participants to reclaim the space and highlight the voices they say are being ignored by the U.N. process. In unison, demonstrators fell to the ground outside of the plenary hall where a ...

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Lima COP 20 People’s Climate March in photos

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An estimated 15,000 people took to the streets of Lima on Wednesday 10, 2014 December for the People’s Climate March, calling for the ministers to shift to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050. The march follows the delivery of a 2.2 million person petition by 100 children to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and ...

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Young people in Lima: Our lives are not for sale

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Chipinge, a district in Zimbabwe, is known for its magnificent scenery. It is believed to be part of the country with the highest rainfalls. That is where Joy Mlambo, a young professional working with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Zimbabwe, The Development Reality Institute, was born. She recollects how the hot climate and high rainfall used to be well suited to agriculture. ...

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Civil Society’s visit to African Group at COP 20 in photos

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Members of the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change recently in Lima, Peru at the sidelines of the COP 20 UN climate summit met officials of a team of civil society organisations (CSOs) operating under the aegis of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).                                 ...

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‘Selling off forests is business for Peruvian government’

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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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