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Breathtaking Figures: New Studies on Status and Economics of Earth’s Biodiversity

11 November 2010
Photo credit: http://gbo3.cbd.int

The general trends of the worldwide ecosystem degradation are commonly well-known for long. Among the most recent studies however, two documentations released on the occasion of the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity 2010 deliver new and mostly alarming figures on the real extent of the world’s biodiversity losses. And for the first...
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ASEAN urged to take stronger stand on climate change

11 November 2010
asean

A coalition of major international environment groups has called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take a stronger stand on climate change in the upcoming climate talks in Cancun, Mexico.
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For whom the bell tolls

15 September 2010
UNFCCC - COP15 - Negotiations

Lack of political will and exaggerated expectations could explain the failure to achieve a fair, binding and ambitious agreement at the Copenhagen Conference. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu began the concluding prayer at the ecumenical service on Sunday December the 13th, Copenhagen Cathedral bells started to ring, 350 times. Simultaneously, hundreds of Churches in Denmark joined...
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Western Pacific heading for rough weather and increased landslide risk

15 August 2010
Satellite image of Typhoon Morakot (Typhoon Kiko in the Philippines), August 2009

Last 22-25 June 2010, nearly a thousand scientists gathered at the Taipei International Conference Center to discuss the current understanding about the factors that induce such extreme events. Recent findings from the work of around 4,000 scholars were presented at the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (http://www.agu.org/meetings/wp10/) in Taipei in the desire to understand...
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We sink or swim together

15 August 2010
We sink or swim together

The schedule of UN meetings before the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change shows how intense is the negotiation process: 1-12 June, UN climate negotiations in Bonn; 21-25 September, UN Climate Summit in New York; 28 September - 9 October, UN negotiations in Bangkok; 2- 6 November, final round in Barcelona; and 7 - 18...
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Picking up the pieces, regaining momentum after Copenhagen

15 August 2010
Picking up the pieces, regaining momentum after Copenhagen

The United Nations Framework on Climate Change will resume meetings after the failure of the Copenhagen Conference. The two major issues, besides the financial instruments, are the need to conclude a legally binding agreement and to agree transparent rules to assess compliance. Although a large majority of commentators consider the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference to...
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Integrating disaster resilience with climate change adaptation

15 July 2010
urban-poor

ESSC worked over the past year with the Homeless Peoples Federation Philippines (HPFPI), with assistance from the Philippine Action for Community-led Shelter Initiatives (PACSII) to contribute to building the capacity of their urban poor associations for climate change adaptation and increase their resilience to disasters. Challenged with the demands of their...
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