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
Loss and damage caused by climate change: legal strategies for vulnerable countries” by Joy Hyvarinen suggests that vulnerable countries may benefit from considering strategies beyond the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol and highlights new proposals about reparations under international law. Continue reading
Karibati Climate activist Wanita Limpus. Credit Catherine Wilson/IPS
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct 1 2012 (IPS) – Climate activist Wanita Limpus, from the low-lying island nation of Kiribati in the Central Pacific Ocean, says the outcome of the Rio+20 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in June was a serious letdown for small, developing island states.Half of the 10 million people of the Pacific islands reside within 1.5 km of the coastline, and climate change and rising sea levels are a reality threatening human security now. Continue reading
Coordinated international action is urgently needed to prevent rising food prices from hurting tens of millions of people over the coming months, the heads of the three United Nations food and agricultural agencies said in a joint statement today. Continue reading
The Rio+20 conference, proved to be a mixed bag for the Pacific Islands, which have an enormous stake in seeing sustainable development take root.
April 7, Bankok With extreme weather pounding countries across a wide arc in the Asia-Pacific region, questions hover over entitlements for millions of people displaced by climate change, pledged under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other sources.