Coastal Wetlands Highly Vulnerable to Sea-Level Rise

Susmita Dasgupta , Feb 2013

A recent investigation on the potential Sea-level rise from climate change  indicates a rise in sea levels of just one meter could destroy more than 60 percent of the developing world’s coastal wetlands currently found at one meter or less elevation. Such a rise would lead to economic losses of around $630 million per year. Continue reading

Civil society requests WTO TRIPS Council to extend LDC Transition period at 5 – 6 March meeting

More than 370 civil society organisations (representing millions) from are calling on the WTO TRIPS Council to extend the LDC transition period until a Member ceases to be an LDC in order to improve LDC access to medicines, to educational resources, to environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), and to other public goods and cultural creations and further concerned with farmers’ rights, food security, human flourishing, sustainable and equitable technological and industrial development in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Continue reading

Afghanistan: gouvernement, opposition et talibans se réunissent près de Paris

Par Nicolas Ropert, 18 decembre 2012: Les différents groupes qui composent l’Afghanistan sont réunis à Chantilly, non loin de Paris, pendant deux jours à partir de ce mercredi 19 décembre. Des représentants du gouvernement et de l’opposition doivent discuter pour tenter de trouver une solution au conflit armé qui sévit depuis dix ans maintenant. Pour la première fois, les talibans sont attendus pour mettre en place les bases d’une future négociation. Continue reading

Doha: Mise en garde contre le blocage des négociations

PANA. 8 Decembre 2012: Le principal négociateur pour l’Afrique à Doha met en garde contre le blocage des négociations – Le principal négociateur de l’Afrique, Emmanuel Dlamini, a averti que l’incapacité à trouver un accord pour régir l’action future contre le changement climatique à travers le monde va déboucher sur une perte de crédibilité permanente pour les parties. Continue reading

Youth Call for ‘Change of Course’ to Solve Climate Crisis

By Isolda Agazzi

December 11: While world leaders were wrapping up the United Nations conference on climate change (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar this past weekend with the annual vague promise to tackle the enormous crises brought on by extreme weather and global warming, a delegation of youth gathered far from the high-level conference halls to say “no” to advocacy without action. Continue reading

Bangladesh to turn into a middle income country by 2021: Sheikh Hasina

by Rafiqul Islam AZzad

At the ‘South, Southwest and Central Asia Parliamentarians Forum on the MDGs Acceleration and Post-2015 Development Agenda’ held in Dhaka 11-12 December  it was announced that Bangladesh has made significant progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in alleviating poverty, net enrollment in primary education, gender parity in primary and secondary education, reducing child and maternal mortality rates, improving immunization coverage, eliminating malaria and tuberculosis, improving drinking water supply and sanitation. Continue reading