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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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Extreme heat, discordant tunes reign at Lima climate talks

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Delegates from over 190 countries at the ongoing Lima global climate talks have, ironically, come under serious pressure from the weather with extreme heat trailing the negotiations. As negotiations opened on Monday morning, delegates immediately found themselves on the hot seat as IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri challenged delegates to “come to terms” with the fact that staying below the 2°C ...

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UN climate summit opens with people hungry for action

UN climate summit opens with people hungry for action COP Opening

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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Lima COP 20 opening ceremony in pictures

Lima COP 20 opening ceremony in pictures Pres with Pachau

The 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) officially opened on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Lima, Peru. The forum, which is loaded with events, will come to a close on Friday, December 12. EnviroNews Nigeria presents images at the well-attended opening ceremony.         ...

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Africa eyes comprehensive 2015 draft as Lima climate talks begin

Africa eyes comprehensive 2015 draft as Lima climate talks begin Pacja

The United Nations Climate Change Conference opening today in Lima, Peru carries the prospects of putting the world on the pathway to a comprehensive climate agreement in 2015, experts have said. Amidst cautious optimism, African civil society groups under the umbrella of the Pan-African Climate Justice (PACJA) have called for a draft text to be adopted in Paris next year ...

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Nature Tribunal to hear 12 cases at COP 20 in Lima

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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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Our Lima COP 20 position, by civil society groups

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We, the representatives of Nigerian Civil Society under the aegis of Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) held nation-wide consultations and mobilisation meetings on the imperatives of Climate Justice and Post-2015 Agenda as well as draw strategies and action plans for a robust participation in COP 20/CMP10. The meetings which took place from the 15th to 20th of ...

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Lima should deliver 2015 climate deal draft, CSOs insist

Lima should deliver 2015 climate deal draft, CSOs insist Lima City

The meeting of nearly 200 governments in Lima, Peru in December for the 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) must produce the first draft of a global deal to cut emissions, a coalition of Nigerian civil society organisations (CSOs) has said. At the 2014 Global Week of Action ...

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Will new climate treaty be a thriller, or Shaggy dog story?

Will new climate treaty be a thriller, or Shaggy dog story? Lima

This December, 195 nations plus the European Union will meet in Lima for two weeks for the crucial U.N. Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP 20. The hope in Lima is to produce the first complete draft of a new global climate agreement. However, this is like writing a book with 195 authors. After five years ...

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