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  • Tuvalu, a country 1°C above sea level

    07 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/tuvalu-a-country-1c-above-sea-level/

    Tuvalu, a Polynesian Small Island Developing State (SIDS), the 4th smallest country all over the world, and its 10,000 inhabitants, will disappear from the surface of the Pacific Ocean by 2050, if temperature, and sea level continues rising. Actually a rise of only one Celsius degree, on average planet temp, would be a serious threaten to the surviving possibilities for people on this group of 9 atolls, which its higher point is only 4...
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  • UNEP Report shows cruel irony at heart of Lima talks- Christian Aid

    06 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/unep-report-shows-cruel-irony-at-heart-of-lima-talks-christian-aid/

    Christian Aid called for negotiators at the UN climate summit in Lima to heed the warnings of today’s United Nations Environment Programme report showing the drastic costs developing countries will face adapting to climate change. Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Change Advisor, Mohamed Adow, said: “This UNEP report outlines in stark detail the huge costs of adapting to climate change being faced by poor countries around the world...
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  • Strategic energy planning in Peru: Moving towards a more sustainable future

    06 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/strategic-energy-planning-in-peru-moving-towards-a-more-sustainable-future/

    Peru, in its role of president of the COP20 and as an active player in Latin America and the world wants to show leadership and is implementing actions directed at improving the competitivity of the energy sector in a way that goes hand in hand with the reduction of emissions. The Peruvian electricity mix is diversified, clean and of low cost...
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  • Climate Change Could Cost The World Over Half Trillion Dollars A Year By 2050: UN Report

    06 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/climate-change-could-cost-the-world-over-half-trillion-dollars-a-year-by-2050-un-report/

    Developing nations could need as much as $500 billion a year by 2050 to adapt to the effects of a warming climate, the United Nations said, significantly revising its earlier figure of $100 billion a year estimated by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The new figures were presented in the first ever Adaptation Gap Report released by the agency on Friday...
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  • Will South Africa own up to its carbon pollution at COP20?

    06 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/will-south-africa-own-up-to-its-carbon-pollution-at-cop20/

    From Fidelis Zvomuya in Lima, Peru As delegate at 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), prepare to enter the second and final week of the global climate change discussions in Lima Peru, South Africa civil society is asking if the country will meet its carbon reduction emission targets...
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  • WWF responds to the release of UNEP Adaptation Gap Report

    06 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/wwf-responds-to-the-release-of-unep-adaptation-gap-report/

    The report finds that “even if global greenhouse gas emissions are cut to the level required to keep global temperature rise below 2°C this century, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries is likely to reach two to three times the previous estimates of $70-100 billion per year by 2050...
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  • COP20: Peru must give indigenous people means to combat climate change

    06 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/cop20-peru-must-give-indigenous-people-means-to-combat-climate-change/

    Peru is home to the second largest block of Amazon rainforest after Brazil and has promising forest protection schemes (including REDD+) in four national parks. But the country has a poor record for fighting deforestation, with rampant illegal mining and logging, slash and burn agriculture and insufficient land titling for indigenous groups...
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  • Progress in the first week of the UN climate negotiations

    06 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/progress-in-the-first-week-of-the-un-climate-negotiations/

    Still work to be done before Ministers arrive by Fidelis Zvomuya Lima, Peru: Technical negotiations during the first week of the climate talks in Lima (COP20) have mostly gone smoothly, but important negotiating-team level discussions on a handful of key issues need to conclude this week so that there is wide agreement on the range of options facing the Ministers as they arrive early next week to pick up the high-level negotiations...
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  • Strategic Energy Planning in Peru: Moving towards a more sustainable future

    06 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/strategic-energy-planning-in-peru-moving-towards-a-more-sustainable-future/

    Peru, in its role of president of the COP20 and as an active player in Latin America and the world wants to show leadership and is implementing actions directed at improving the competitivity of the energy sector in a way that goes hand in hand with the reduction of emissions. The Peruvian electricity mix is diversified, clean and of low cost...
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  • Namibia First Developing Country to Submit Report on Mitigation Measures and Their Effects

    05 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/namibia-first-developing-country-to-submit-report-on-mitigation-measures-and-their-effects/

    By Fidelis Zvomuya in Lima, Peru Lima, 5 December 2014 – The first developing country mitigation measures report has been submitted by Namibia. The report, called ‘biennial update report’ (BUR) provides a summary of Namibia’s actions to implement the Convention, including actions taken to mitigate climate change, as well as their effects...
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  • Widows of murdered Peruvian forest defenders demand justice

    04 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/widows-of-murdered-peruvian-forest-defenders-demand-justice/

    As Peruvian government reveals rising deforestation at Lima climate talks, indigenous people accuse them of neglect Edwin Chota, Jorge Rios, Francisco Pinedo, and Leoncio Quinticima were travelling to visit their kinsmen in Brazil early September when they were ambushed and killed. Leaders of the Ashéninka people of Saweto, they were known for defending the Amazon rainforest...
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  • Report on global warming says 2014 hottest yet

    04 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/report-on-global-warming-says-2014-hottest-yet/

    By Fidelis Zvomuya in Lima, Peru The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says 2014 is set to be the hottest year on record globally, with its pool of climate scientists pointing to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide as the most likely cause of the continued warming seen around the world...
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  • IFAD launches report on climate finance at UN summit

    04 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/ifad-launches-report-on-climate-finance-at-un-summit/

    LIMA, 4 December 2014 – At a press conference held during the United Nations climate summit here, IFAD has released a report, The Smallholder Advantage, that contains 12 case studies from projects where it is putting climate finance to work for smallholder farmers. The launch of the report comes amidst a busy first week at the 20th Conference of Parties – also known as COP20 – of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...
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  • African Group demands action at Lima Climate Conference

    04 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/african-group-demands-action-at-lima-climate-conference/

    The African Group is committed to the success of the Lima conference, taking place at a crucial moment in our common efforts to address the challenges of Climate Change. The United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Lima, Peru from 1st to 12th December 2014 represents a critical moment in the international climate change negotiations...
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  • Fishing in pink waters: How scientists unraveled the El Niño mystery

    04 December 2014, source: Africa Green Media
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/fishing-in-pink-waters-how-scientists-unraveled-the-el-nino-mystery/

    Scientists have been studying the El Niño phenomenon for more than a century The El Niño 1997/98 was pivotal: it was the first event of its size that scientists really saw coming Today’s climate models aim to simplify real phenomena, but are almost as complex as the real world It was January 1997, and the Pacific was turning pink...
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