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John Prescott: suspend the Kyoto protocol
02 December 2011, source: The Guardian
The former Labour minister says countries should 'stop the clock' on the agreement in order to continue negotiations on its future.
The Kyoto protocol should be suspended in order to safeguard its future, said one of the lead architects of the treaty, the former Labour minister John Prescott.
Instead of allowing the current provisions of the agreement to expire in 2012 - as they would under current law - countries should "stop the clock" in order to continue negotiations on its future, at United Nations climate change talks taking place this week and next in Durban...
Canada urged to stay with Kyoto Protocol
02 December 2011, source: Fin24
Durban - South Africa has urged Canada to reconsider its position of not entering into a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, officials said on Thursday.
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa called on Canada to recommit to Kyoto.
Molewa heads South Africa's delegation to the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change taking place in Durban...
Has the Kyoto protocol failed Africa?
02 December 2011, source: BBC News
On the outskirts of Durban, rubbish is being turned into energy and cash. A neat trick which the architects of the Kyoto Protocol can lay claim to.
The Mariannhill Landfill is converting methane gas emitted by rotting rubbish into energy - and in doing so, providing an alternative to fossil fuels...
Climate change is just a game
02 December 2011, source: News24
Durban - When Pablo Suarez began teaching farmers, fishermen and emergency volunteers about rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns using scientists and a Powerpoint presentation, people were falling asleep in their chairs. Eventually he decided on a very different approach. "I had to convey the idea of a storm, of an extreme weather event, and I had a Frisbee and I just threw it into the audience," Suarez, a Red Cross associate director of programmes, told Reuters on the sidelines of a global climate summit...
Africa: Using ICT to communicate climate change to women
02 December 2011, source: Bizcommunity
As decision-makers continue to deliberate on the future of the planet, the people most vulnerable to global warming remain largely voiceless in the public domain. While mainstream media may sometimes be missing the boat when it comes to giving these voices the spotlight, new media is proving to be an important avenue to promote awareness and give women a voice on climate change issues...
Reporting from COP 17 in Durban
02 December 2011, source: The Rockefeller Foundation
December is Climate Month at the Rockefeller Foundation, and for the first time since our founding in 1913 we will begin a month-long tribute to climate adaptation and resilience. We are doing this for two main reasons: first to showcase the work of our grantees in this area; and second to begin a conversation on the issue of climate resilience that we hope extends far beyond December...
Livestock insurance: A chance to outsmart drought?
02 December 2011, source: AlertNet
What hits you when you get out of the truck at Ginda village, in Northern Kenya, is the smell.
Farmer Haro Sora’s land is littered with the carcasses of cattle and donkeys that have keeled over following an intense, prolonged drought. A skull here; half a ribcage there. In some places there are whole animals slumped on the roadside...
'Changing climate impacts food security'
01 December 2011, source: The Star
South Africa used to be a big exporter of deciduous fruits.
Apples, pears, all destined for Europe.
But that’s changing now, and scientists are pointing to our changing climate.
“It's no longer possible for many of those areas to continue to produce those fruits,” said Dr Bob Scholes of the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...
Agriculture organisations up pressure ahead of Durban climate talks
29 November 2011, source: The Wall Street Journal
A raft of the world’s most influential agricultural bodies, including the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, Farming First as well as the World Bank have joined forces to urge international negotiators at Durban’s climate summit, which began yesterday, to acknowledge the significant role of the sector in addressing climate change...
Climate conversations - Swazi farmer brings 'happy' ending to food security woes
18 November 2011, source: AlertNet
By Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, FANRPAN
Climate change is a reality in Africa and it is felt by the most vulnerable people. For Happy Lungile Shongwe, a mother of two from Maphumulo in the Lubombo district of Swaziland, however, the story has a happy ending, unlike for most who are battling to cope with climate shocks...
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invites applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships
02 November 2011, source: fundsforngos.org
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is inviting applications for the third round of International Climate Protection Fellowships programme. Each year, the foundation awards up to 20 fellowships to individuals from developing or emerging countries working for climate protection and resource conservation issues...
Are you ready to Connect4Climate? World Bank kicks off social media climate campaign with photo/video competition for African youth
28 October 2011, source: Word Press
PRETORIA, South-Africa - The World Bank, in collaboration with more than 30 global partners, is launching the Connect4Climate initiative (http://www.connect4climate.org) - a campaign, a competition, and a community that cares about climate change.
The campaign kicks off today with a photo/video competition for African youth, aged 13 to 35, which is designed to raise awareness about climate change...
Women seen key to solving hunger issues in Africa
16 October 2011, source: Reuters
Sub-Saharan Africa faces daunting problems staving off famine in coming decades but food and development experts also say one solution to the problem is obvious: empower women.
"They are the major producers of food crops in Africa. If we want to make a real headway on food production, we should be able to invest in women, improve their skills and access to the inputs they require," said Namanga Ngongi, president, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a top seed producer...
Young people 'could drive African farm revival'
16 October 2011, source: AFP
Young people could be the key to boosting African agriculture, but they need inducements to stay in the countryside, participants at an ILO regional meeting here said.
"The rural world is especially marked by an absence of youths. ... We need a system to motivate them to stay," Senegalese union representative Atoumane Diaw told the meeting...
Supporting rural women farmers is the solution to eradicating hunger in Rwanda
15 October 2011, source: Salem-News.com
The Rwandan government must make concrete invest in the specific needs of rural women farmers as the only sustainable solution to eradicating hunger and ensuring abundant quality food, said Actionaid in its message to mark the International Rural Women's Day and World Food Day, today.
The government and its development partners should make clear investments that ensure increased production for rural women like access soft loan, affordable agriculture inputs, improved quality rural extension service, adoption of measures to make extension workers are accountable to women farmers and creation of rural women farmers’ guarantee fund...