Kyoto Protocol

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2011
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With international diplomacy at the UN deadlocked on issues like climate change, new regional formations offer a way forward. An air of busyness fills the conference chamber of the United Nations in Geneva. Arabic dances past French on the escalators, as delegates from the UN Missions and from accred...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 12th, 2011
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Countries from around the globe agreed on Sunday to forge a new deal forcing all the biggest polluters for the first time to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but critics said the plan was too timid to slow global warming. A package of accords agreed after marathon U.N. talks in South Africa extended t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 9th, 2011
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Rich and poor nations at climate change talks are lining up behind an EU plan for achieving a global pact on cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2015, under pressure to reach some kind of a deal before Friday’s planned end to the U.N. meeting. Analysts expect at least a political agreement to b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 8th, 2011
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Nigerians are applauding the resuscitation of an anti-homosexual bill which began back in 2006, yet they remains quiet about this week’s  COP17 negotiations. Why isn’t there more outrage on the blogosphere about ‘the real, and not imaginary danger’ of climate change and its impacts on the country, as...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 8th, 2011
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Patrick Bond and Michael Dorsey Africa is being cooked by climate change, and those causing the crisis should compensate the victims. This is probably the only hope for any top-down action at the Durban COP17 this week, with the Green Climate Fund design committee co-chaired by Trevor Manuel now sear...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 8th, 2011
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After nine days of negotiations there is no doubt that we saw this movie before. It is the third remake of Copenhagen and Cancun. Same actors. Same script. The documents are produced outside the formal negotiating scenario. In private meetings, dinners, which the 193 member states do not attend. The ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 4th, 2011
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by Kristin Palitza (durban, south africa) Sunday, December 04, 2011 Inter Press Service Chanting loudly, thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets to the venue of the 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference to demand that their voices be heard for ‘immediate and drastic’...
By benim
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Nov 21st, 2011
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Africa is leading the push for clean energy policy-making as climate change turns millions of its people into “food refugees”, the head of the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) Achim Steiner said. “On the African continent, there is sometimes more leadership being shown by countries...
By benim
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Jun 23rd, 2011
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South Africa is optimistic about the United Nations climate change conference which will be held in Durban later this year, the country’s deputy minister for environmental affairs Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Wednesday. According to the South African Press Association (SAPA), she said the United...
By benim
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Mar 29th, 2011
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The global fight over fossil fuels has hit home in South Africa as the coal-dependent country debates its energy future before hosting UN climate talks later this year. Africa’s largest economy is overhauling its energy policy, looking to more than double its power supply by adding more than 50...