12 May 2014: More than 100 civil society organisations in both developing and developed countries have siigned a letter to the Board of the Green Climate Fund, saying no to GCF financing of fossil fuel and harmful energy projects. The text of the letter is below: Continue reading
Susmita Dasgupta, 31 March 2014: Most research to date has focused on the long-run effects of progressive inundation from SLR, along with associated losses from heightened cyclone-induced surges. Increased salinity from saltwater intrusion, along with its impact on livelihoods and adaptation alternatives, have not been investigated in great detail despite the expectation that saltwater intrusion will worsen in low-lying coastal areas around the world due to the changing climate. Continue reading
Azeb Girmai, an environmental campaigner from Ethiopia, attended the COP19 meeting on Climate Change in Warsaw in November. LDC News Service interviewed her about her original hopes for the meeting and why she was disappointed and angry with the results.
What were Southern NGOs hoping from the meeting?
AG: We have reached a planetary emergency, and there is no time to linger. We can’t have business as usual if we want to keep temperature rises to below 1.5 °C. We’re already seeing effects of climate change in Least Developed Countries. Continue reading
– Top diplomats and retired US military officials are urging Western and African governments to step up the global fight against illegal wildlife poaching. Adding new pressure ahead of a major February summit slated to take place in the UK on the subject, a growing body of evidence suggests that wildlife poaching is funding criminal and terrorist organisations in several parts of Africa. Continue reading
We have said we stand in solidarity with the millions impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, and with all climate impacted people. Our solidarity compels us to tell the truth about COP 19 – the Warsaw Climate Conference.
The Warsaw Climate Conference, which should have been an important step in the just transition to a sustainable future, is on track to deliver virtually nothing. In fact, the actions of many rich countries here in Warsaw are directly undermining the UNFCCC itself, which is an important multilateral process that must succeed if we are to fix the global climate crisis. Continue reading
L’ intensification de la crise du changement climatique est une question de survie pour les 49 pays les moins avancés (PMA) selon la definition des Nations Unies, avec leurs vulnérabilités géographiques et environnementales. Continue reading
CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS IS A SURVIVAL EMERGENCY FOR THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
11-22 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland: The escalating climate change crisis is an issue of survival for the 49 UN-defined Least Developed Countries (LDCs), given with their characteristic geographical and environmental vulnerabilities. Seventeen are landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), ten are small island developing states (SIDS) and 20 are mountainous countries. The vast majority of the 34 African LDCs lie within the Sub-Saharan region. The 2012 Triennial Review of the criteria for identification and graduation of LDCs recognises the extreme vulnerability of LDCs to climate change, and has underscored this with the addition of a new component “share of population living in low elevated coastal zones” under the third criterion of Economic Vulnerability Index. Continue reading