Posts Tagged with "united nations"

Bank Of America Chair Supports Sustainable Energy For Some at Rio+20

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Bank Of America Chair Supports Sustainable Energy For Some at Rio+20

As governmental negotiations are faltering at the “Rio Plus 20” talks in Brazil, the Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4All) announced major commitments to sustainable energy from a wide variety of stakeholders, including developing nation governments, corporations and the rock band Linkin Park. Co-Chaired by Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday, SE4All announced that Ghana [...]

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U.S. Announces Support for UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

Friday, December 17, 2010

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U.S. Announces Support for UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

With President Barack Obama’s announcement that the United States will “lend its support” to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the U.S. has at last joined the global consensus on this critical human rights issue. In a decision that reverses the position taken by the Bush administration in 2007, when the [...]

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U.S. Should Join World In Supporting Indigenous Rights

Monday, December 6, 2010

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U.S. Should Join World In Supporting Indigenous Rights

Canada has now formally endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), leaving the United States as the only country to remain opposed to the most comprehensive international statement on Indigenous rights to date. After its adoption in 2007 by the UN General Assembly, UNDRIP was heralded around the world by [...]

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How Bolivia celebrates Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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This morning my email inbox was full of advocacy groups commemorating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. As the ecological systems that support life are reaching their brink, there is certainly a good reason to use this opportunity to shine a spotlight on a range of issues and challenges. But activist organizations aren’t alone in [...]

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Rich countries halt Barcelona climate talks with inaction – Africa walks out

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Cross posted from Grist African negotiators at the U.N. climate talks in Barcelona just refused to continue formal discussions about all other issues until wealthy countries live up to their legal and moral responsibility to commit to deep emissions reductions. Rich countries (also called “Annex 1 countries”) have ground negotiations to a halt by failing [...]

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Bangkok: Rich Countries try to kill Kyoto, International Youth declare “No Confidence” in Road to Copenhagen

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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cross posted from Grist. Today marked one of the final days of the Bangkok UN Climate Negotiations. With the end of this intersessional in sight, the International Youth Delegation (IYD) has officially declared “No Confidence” in the road to Copenhagen. With youth delegates from over 30 countries engaging in the Bangkok process, the IYD cited [...]

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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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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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video: international youth climate movement at the U.N.

Monday, December 15, 2008

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This video was made by Yong Ping Loo from Singapore from the last day of youth action at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Conference of Parties (COP14). We are everywhere.

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