Posts Tagged with "unfccc bangkok"

Reparations for Climate Chaos

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Think Climate Finance is boring? Think again. cross posted from Grist. Remember when the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund were constantly making global headlines for their fierce opposition from people’s movements around the world? Well, international Finance Institutions (including the World Bank) are rearing their ugly heads again – this [...]

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U.N. Climate Talks Bangkok day 3: Filipino activists call for justice as Manila floods

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Cross Posted From Grist. Flooding in the Philippines yesterday displaced over 600,000 people. As if we didn’t need more of an urgent call to solve the climate crisis. Increased intensity of flooding is among one of the may well-documented impacts of global warming. The implications have hit our organizing here at the UN in Bangkok [...]

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If REDD can’t save this…

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Cross-posted at Grist Bukit Tigapuluh Forest is truly one of those special places. It’s got three endangered species, two minority groups of indigenous people and a superlative: it’s the last remaining stand of tropical lowland forest left on the island of Sumatra. Funnily enough, it’s also about to be cut down. Notorious rainforest destroyer Asia [...]

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Sumatra Burns, Climate talks simmer

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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In a twist of fate, Jakarta’s Tempo is reporting that Arif Mundar, one of Indonesia’s climate negotiators, could not make it to the international climate summit in Bangkok because of heavy smoke in Sumatra. Too many forest fires to even participate in climate talks? It is not looking promising for those in Bangkok that want [...]

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Bangkok: Day one of the UN Climate Negotiations

Monday, September 28, 2009

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…and we’re off to a crawl cross posted from Grist. Coming right off the heels of the UN General Assembly in New York and the G20 in Pittsburgh, the world has taken its next step on the road to Copenhagen: the Bangkok round of negotiations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). [...]

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